If you're using a sock, you'll need to cut the toe off. (It should look like a leg-warmer when you're done). If you're using a leg-warmer to begin with, you can skip this part.

This is what you're aiming for.

This is what you're aiming for.

If you haven't done so already, now is the time to put your hair in a ponytail. Remember that where you anchor the ponytail is where the middle of the bun will be.

Secure your bun to your comfort level. Sometimes you don't even need a hair tie, sometimes you need an elastic, sometimes you need all of the above + bobby pins and hairspray.


This hairstyle is simple & versatile. It's also much harder to demonstrate than it is to actually do it in a mirror, hence the ridiculous faces I was making (sorry!)

  • 1.0 knee-length sock or legwarmer
  • 1.0 hair brush
  • 2.0 hair ties (or more)
  • hairspray of your choice
  • 1.0 mirror or trustworthy friend for quality control