three easy bun tutorials...

as mentioned in the video, please excuse my red leathery face... 
I fried myself during marathon training :( no bueno.

We know bloggers are known for their "top knots" haha and while it isn't a hair style I wear on a daily basis, it is good to know how to whip up a cute one for a day your hair is nasty and you didn't have time for a shower... which happens a little too often over here :)

I thought it would be fun to share three of my favorite and easiest buns that you can do when you are in need to get that hair up and out of your face! You may have seen these before, maybe not, just thought I would share! It is always nice to see how someone else does something.


1. Loop Bun. I call this bun the Loop Bun because you simply pull your hair up, and make the "loop" that we all used to make and leave just like that in middle school. Remember doing that? What were we thinking?! So start putting your hair in a pony tail and just before you would finish the pony tail, stop half way through while pulling your hair, which creates a big loop.

Now depending on how much hair you have, depends on how easy or hard this next step it, haha. I have hardly any hair so this is my easiest step. You already have this nice curved bump, and from there you can start to manipulate it with bobby pins to create the look and type of bun you want. Voila, done and done.

2.  The "Carrie" Bun. This bun is the well known bun that miss Carrie Bradshaw sported all the time in Sex and the City. This is one bun that can give you TONS of volume, and you can make it as big or as little as you want. This bun has always been hit or miss with me. Sometimes it comes out perfect, other times it is a disaster. But it is pretty simple to do, and I think I just need more practice with it. I think these buns always look extra special when you add a little clip, bow, or something fun to it.

This bun goes right on top of your head, so make your pony tail pretty high. Then proceed to back comb your hair. This is where the volume comes in, you can make it as big as you want by teasing it more or less. If you find you made it too big, you can always comb it out a bit.

Then you softly wrap it around, pinning it with bobby pins where you want it to stay or not. This is where you just play with it until you get something you like, and your done!


3. Sock Bun. We have all been seeing these fun sock buns lately, so I thought I would add this one to the mix. For the longest time I couldn't figure out how to actually make the darn sock thing. Everyone always just started with the bun part. So I thought I would include the steps to making your sock form first. 

You will need a clean sock you don't care to destroy. When I say destroy I simple mean, you wont be using this as a sock anymore Put the sock on your foot and roll it down from the top (like when you remove some nylons) until it reaches the arch of your foot. take it off and make sure you keep it in the rolled position.

Take some scissors and cut off the toe of the sock, or remaining sock that isn't curled up, leaving you with a rolled up doughnut shaped looking sock.

Put your hair up in a pony tail, remembering where your pony is, is how high your bun will be.
(For a more elegant look, position it on the back of your head, near the nape of the neck, and for a more casual look, position it higher.
Slide your ponytail through the rolled sock. Make sure that it retains its shape, and push it against your head. Take your pony tail and split it into two sections. Take the first section and cover the top part of the bun/sock with your hair. You will have to hold this top section in place with your hand, or bobby pin temporarily because you will need to do this again to the second portion of the pony tail. Take the second section of hair and cover the bottom part of the sock. Make sure you have covered the entire sock with your hair.

Now take a second hair tie, and cover the whole bun, trying to keep all the hair in place while pulling the hair tie over the whole bun. You will have a bunch of loose ends of hair, so pick a direction and twist it under, tucking the hair under the bun, and securing it with bobby pins if you need to.
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All of these buns can be finished off with some hair spray to help them stay secure :) I hope some of this information was new for you - and that you sport some cute buns this fall!



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29 comments

  1. Love it, I'm rocking a sock bun this morning......quick, easy and looks cute!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  2. ALYCIA!! Your shirt, I want!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO pretty!!!!!!

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  3. I've been rocking the sock bun a lot lately too--- It took me a few tries to get the hang of it and actually look good, and now I'm hooked! I hate drying my hair all the way andddd straightening so it's a must for lazy mornings ;) However, I'm about to cut my hair TONIGHT and probably won't have enough hair left to do these! AH!

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  4. You're killing me here! I chopped off my long hair back in April and regretted it within 2 weeks. No buns for me for quite awhile :(

    They look great on you!!

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  5. OMG. Love this. I'm looking for a quick and easy way to do my hair and all of these are perfect!!!!

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  6. you are too cute! thank you so much for this! my hair is just getting to the length where i can do stuff with it and these are great!

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  7. Thanks for the tip on HOW to make the sock for the sock bun. That's where I have been at a loss.

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  8. the sock bun is SERIOUSLY my go to.

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  9. Hope you are feeling better from that horrible sunburn, Alycia. :-)

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  10. I always love how candid you are in front of the camera, Alycia! My hair is really thick and wavy, but I'm determined to master a chic bun one of these days. (It's hard work with this hair, man!)

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  11. I never thought about how many different hair buns there are.

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  12. sorry about the burn...lol. love all 3 bun options. i just brought a bun sponge-thingy from Amazon and it works like the sock. it rocks! although my husbo thinks i look crazy :(

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  13. You are hilarious! :)

    I can't wait for my hair to get longer so I can do something fun & easy like this! THANKS :)

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  14. You made me laugh this morning cause you're so dang cute. It's nice to laugh in the morning when two kids wake you up at 6am!

    Method Clothe

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  15. i just love your videos! and the hair too of course ;)

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  16. You're so funny! You really cracked me up! Plus, I love the tutorials! Sooooo helpful!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks for these bun ideas! I totally need them! I've been especially busy these days! :)

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  18. I've seen the sock bun before, but I like how you did it rather than rolling the hair up coz I always screw up at that point!! I think I will try this today because it may or may not be a few days since I've washed my hair..... >.<

    Jasmine @ Tinker Finca

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  19. Ohh my gosh... this is the first video of yours that I've watched and you crack me up. The buns were cute too. ;) I definitely remember when we all used to wear our hair like the "loop bun" and pulling it through so the extra hair just stuck out. Ha, so great.

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  20. You're too cute! I love the sock bun but i do it totally different!! Your top is the cutest, tell us where it's from :)

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  21. Buns are the best - no hassle, very pretty! Lovely tutorial!!

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  22. I do the loop bun all the time. Especially for runs.

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  23. You're so freaking cute. Every time I try the sock bun I end up taking it out because it never works for me! Love the two other options, they look even easier than the sock. Thanks!

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  24. You are the cutest! Love it. Thanks for the ideas! :)

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  25. You are so funny! I really enjoyed this video! I haven't quite mastered the bun - actually I'm totally inept at anything hair related - so my hair is down in all my photos. I can't wait to try one of these and will give you credit for teaching me! xo,

    Ali B.

    www.sanfranciscoblonde.com

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  26. Haha! Girl you crack me up! My skin is as fair as yours, so I know about those vicious sunburns! Hope you're feeling better!

    I officially miss my long hair. but I'm gonna try these on my short hair just to see :)

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  27. Love you and your cherry fried face!! Cute tutorial I haven't seen the sock bun that way before but I like it!!

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  28. hahaha, I love your videos - they always make me laugh. :)

    And ummm yes, I was wondering when another blogger was going to mention the awkward shedding. I swear, after taking a shower I could make a little dog with how much hair I lose.... Awkward...

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