Ballerina buns made easy with old socks

The ballerina bun is a classic and beautiful hairstyle that’s perfect for any season or event, but so difficult to get just right.

If you’re like me, you get frustrated using copious amounts of bobby pins and hardly have time for them when you’re rushing to get ready for class. Well, the good news is that the days of pinning your hair up are over.

This tutorial will show you how to get the perfect ballerina bun in just a couple of minutes using an old tube sock. Because of laundry mishaps, I’m sure everyone has one odd sock lying around somewhere. Here’s your chance to make good use of it.

First, take your old sock and cut off the toe part to create a long tube. Next, roll the tube down to create a circular sock doughnut. Put your hair in a high ponytail and position the sock donut around the end of the ponytail, with an inch or two of hair sticking out of the top. Tuck the hair under the sock donut, making sure the hair covers the sock completely. Finally, roll the donut down, tucking your hair under as you go, until it reaches your head.

That’s it! If you’re still confused, there are many videos on YouTube demonstrating this technique, including “DIY Ballerina Bun (aka Sock Bun)” by YouTube user beautywoomeDIY. This bun is super cute for every day, and since Halloween is just around the corner, it’s sure to be great for anyone planning to dress up as a ballerina - or the Black Swan.