I Tried It: The Sock Bun

I have always wanted to be able to wear one of those big, round buns that makes me look like I was born with a thick head of hair. I remember as a kid asking my mom to sculpt my hair into this kind of bun as I got ready for ballet class, but my fine hair just couldn't hold the style. Fast-forward 20 years and I stumbled upon a YouTube video on the Sock Bun. My inner bun dream was about to come true.

What is the sock bun? You wrap your hair around a sock (I prefer to make a tube, slip my hair into the tube, then roll it into a bun shape), and then secure it with bobby pins. Admittedly, I am not the most coordinated person, so this did take some practice. The end result: a big bun that brought out the Victoria's Secret supermodel in me (I'm just six inches too short). What's even better is that if you put your hair up when it's damp, it turns into gorgeous curls when you take it out.

If you like the look of messy buns like I do, even an uncoordinated person can try this and make it work. For those who lived their teens regularly trying new hairstyles, this will be a cinch.