Springify Your 'Do

I usually can not seem to keep my hair color the same for more than a few months. I go darker for fall and winter and lighten back up for spring and summer. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm impressed with myself. I have been blonde for over a year now! This is a major accomplishment for me. Since I haven't done much with my hair in terms of color or length, I've been more apt to get creative with my mane in other ways. With Spring's arrival have come a couple of trends that have been fun and very easy to work into my daily hair-fixing routine.

The Middle Part
Obviously, this is super easy. I have found that I like this much more when I curl my hair with a curling iron, or give it a little more body with velcro rollers. And when you implement the middle part, you instantly look like Carrie Underwood photoed above... errr maybe not. Whatever, moving on.

The Sock Bun
I'm addicted. Not only is this so clean, chic, and appropriate for nearly any occasion, it is SO easy to do. I have a little variation in the way I do mine in comparison to most of the how-to's I've seen. So, check out this lovely tutorial below.

First, cut the toe of a sock off. A gray snowman sock is not required, but it is strongly encouraged. Most people roll the sock up into a donut at this point, as seen above. This is where my version is different. I tried using the donut, but it just doesn't work on my hair. So, as you can see below, I roll the sock up with my hair as I go.

1. Put your hair in a ponytail.
2. Slide your hair through the sock leaving an inch or two to work with outside of the sock.
3. Begin rolling your hair outward along with the sock.
4-7. Continue to roll your hair and the sock down and out until there's nothing left to roll :)
8. Secure any fly-aways with bobby pins, and go rock your sock bun!

Here's a cleaned up finished product:

What are your favorite spring hair trends?


thecoffeehouse said...

haha. yes, i spent a lot of money to go back to my "natural" brunette ... and I am already wanting highlights! ugh.

Amanda Raborn said...

LOVE the sock bun... I rock that one quite often. At least you don't get bored and want to chop yours- because thatttt's what happens over here. And then I'm ticked because it won't fit in a sock bun, or do anything for that matter ha. Keep in touch!


Landi {The Lifestyle Guide} said...

Thanks for these great hair tutorials, Morgan! I've been dying to try to master the sock bun but the thing is, I think my hair is too short :( urggg but I still want to try just to see! When I was little my grandmother told me a middle part made your nose look bigger (which I've heard that from others than my grandma ha!) so I never tried it... now I'm nervous that it WOULD make my nose look big! Which is probably impossible anyway because I have a pretty little nose lol! Ok, I'm rambling - sorry! Great post, have a wonderful day!

Morgan Stone said...

I feel like my mom has told me the same thing! And I usually feel ok about it when I'm actually doing my hair, but sometimes in pictures of myself I'm not as fond of it! :)

siddathornton said...

i'm so glad you posted this! i've been in a 'hair rut' lately - and while usually that means i'm about to dye my hair (i change my hair color a lot, too) - with my wedding coming up, i am opting to keep my blonde highlights. so this post really gave me some fresh perspective for some things to do with my hair. thank you! :)

Samantha said...

I need to try this sock bun - all the teasing and bobby pins I end up using give me the biggest headache at the end of the day! Great roundup!

Bow Tied Beauty said...

Such a great tutorial, I will definitely try this! Great post :) x


Morgan Stone said...

Oh, I chopped mine off about 4 years ago and learned that lesson the hard way as well. I've been growing it out ever since!

JanM ♥ said...

I'm so excited to try the sock bun but I might have to wait till Fall until my layers are long enough :)


PS, I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

Aimee L said...

Um, that's an awesome tutorial on the sock bun. I wonder if my hair would look good with that? Might be a good Saturday afternoon experiment...

And yeah, about the girl with the black & yellow and sunglasses in the city...love her outfit & hair & sunglasses, and that picture just made me really really REALLY wanna live in a big city.

TaraMixandMatch said...

Cute! You sound a lot like me with hair..I used to change it up all the time, but have been blonde for awhile now...we shall see what this fall will bring :)

Amanda said...

So happy you posted a tutorial! Trying this look out soon!

Meg Mig said...

Oh my goodness this is GORGEOUS! I will definitely be trying this lovely bun! Love the tutorial and the photos. So classic! ps. I like the blonde on you! :) xo, Megs


Morgan Stone said...

I honestly think once you go blonde it becomes an addiction :)

Morgan Stone said...

I know - isn't she fabulous?!

Christina-Lauren said...

I love easy to do hairstyles that look great!

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Jessica {The Aestate} said...

Love these looks. So easy and chic!

Natalie Cottrell said...

Oh my goodness, I just realized that it was YOUR photos on Pinterest that inspired and helped me master the sock bun! You're right: keeping it unrolled first helps so much and makes all the difference. Thanks, girl! :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I use to do the sock bun in my hair all the time when I was in college. I don't know what happened, but I definitely can't do it anymore. My hair is long with long layers so I dont know what my issue is. Looks good in your hair though. xo

Morgan Stone said...

oh my gosh, that is too funny! Glad I could help :)

SittingPretty said...

This is really clever! I use a sock and I am not always happy doing it the regular way! I am going to try it your way to see if I can see a difference. Excited to try it!

XO Kelley

Cafe.Coffee.Latte said...

Love these! I might just break down and do the middle part! ... :)
Celina Marie

Anne Meyer said...

Wow! This is a cool one! :)

Anonymous said...

this is so amazing, thankyou so much!!!!!!!!! your tutorial was super easy, now I have a great new updo!

Mercedes said...

I've never seen anyone do the sock donut like that! wow that's going to be plenty helpful. Awesome post! xo


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