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Dance Hairstyles, Donut Bun / Sock Bun 101

How to make a sock bun / donut bun video tutorial

How to make a donut bun (or sock bun) with no leftover ends.

We are going back to basics with our tutorial today!  "The Princess" had a dance recital recently, so we decided to "hit two birds with one stone" and  film a tutorial of her dance hairstyle as she was getting ready for her performance.  Her dance instructor prefers that everyone on the team has a similar hairstyle for their performances and has requested a simple sock bun for each dancer.

The technique we are showing in our video below is not a new method, but one that has been around for a very long time. Surprisingly we have not shown this particular bun on our hair blog up until now (even though the princess wears her hair like this often for dance recitals and competitions.)  I'm sure many of you already know how to create this type of bun, but we are hoping the few tips and tricks we are sharing in our tutorial today might help someone.  ;)

A few years back we showed a different method for making a donut bun, which in my opinion works better for shorter hair. So, if your hair is on the shorter side, I would recommend our older video.  As "the princess's" hair has gotten longer, we prefer the method we are showing today..... since there are no extra "ends" to wrap around the bun or pin into the base to finish off the bun.  Lately it seems her "leftover ends" can be thicker than the bun itself when we use the prior method!

How to make a sock bun with no ends to tuck in

Of course, this hairstyle doesn't have to be just for dancers and figure skaters.  This style would work great as a sleek and sophisticated bun/updo for many other occasions as well.  And as a bonus, it is super easy and quick (around 5 minutes!)   

Supplies needed to create this look:
  • A bun maker or hair donut
    The hair donut we used in this video was actually purchased at the dollar store.  These can also be found in most beauty supply stores and discount stores for just a few dollars.  ;)  Of course if you do not have a bun maker, you can used a rolled up sock with the toe cut out instead (which will work just as well.)
  • 1 elastic or hair tie for the top of the ponytail.
  • Several bobby pins (optional.)
  • Finishing hair spray (optional.)

Donut Bun / Sock Bun Video Tutorial:  Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.

Are any of you in dance?  If so, how do you usually wear your hair for performances? 

Whould you like to comment?

  1. I'm a dancer too and this will be a HUGE help for ballet

  2. For preformances I usually wear my hair in a ponytail except for ballet then I wear it in a bun

  3. Does this give curls when taken out?


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