Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Perfect and Easy Ballet Bun | Dolled Up Daily Blog

Hello Dolls! I'm really excited for the tutorial I have for you today, the perfect ballet bun! I love this sleek updo because you can wear it with almost anything, not to mention it's super easy! Perfect for lazy mornings and bad hair days, this is my go-to-up-do hands down. 



There are many methods to making a ballerina bun, but after trying them all this method, the sock method, is the easiest and has the best results for me, and it stays alll day! Once I even slept with it in and it stayed put impressively well. 

The first this you'll need for this is an old sock, I chose white because I have light hair, if you have darker hair, choose a darker colored sock just in case my hair slides it's not noticable or eye catching. The longer the sock the bigger the bun you'll have in result, I've found crew socks were perfect for the medium size I desire.

 

After you find the sock, cut the curved tip off, then simply roll the sock from the bottom up to make a little doughnut shape.  That's it, you've got your perfect bun maker already :) Now for the almost as easy how-to:

Start with your hair combed out and as straight as possible, as you can easily tell I have naturally curly hair, so I blew it as straight as I could right out of the shower this morning. 

Then gather your hair into a high pony.

After you've got your pony where you want it, take your sock doughtnut (lol) and pull your hair through the center of the sock, then bring sock to near end of pony, tuck in ends of your pony, and start rolling your sock up as far as you can.



Then ta-da! You're done. Pull and play with it to get it just the way you want it. Easy as that, you have a classic and quick updo perfect for almost any occasion. What's your go to up do?

Fix any mistakes with hairspray and bobby pins! :)
And a little something extra, how a few celebs rock this bun in their own way:


110 comments:

  1. nice! my friends do this often. thanks for the comment i like your blog and will follow.

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  2. Wow, this works really well on you! I keep trying to the "sock bun" this way but I keep failing :( I started using a mesh bun and I bobby pin my hair around the bun. It's not as nice as this one though! xo

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  3. Looks SO pretty! I wish my hair was longer. I love this look.
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  4. Perfect sock bun!
    I follow u nw via GFC. Hope u can do the same :)

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  5. yes follow u already ,, hope u ll follow me back sooonnn .

    xxx

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  6. OH MY GOODNESS, this is amazing, I will have to try this - thanks so much!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  7. I've become so used to your lovely curls let down that seeing your hair wrapped up is very different. I do like your ballet bun here, though. Immensely charming style along with a sweet smile.

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  8. i love this bun look!
    i have the donut, but i have so much trouble rolling my hair :(
    xx
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  9. Super cute tutorial! I wish my hair would cooperate with me to do that high bun. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  10. Thank you for this tip, it really is easy and the result is professional. Thank you for stopping by dear, I'm happy to follow you. Follow back if you like or Stop by whenever you like, it makes me happy!
    Love, Coco

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  11. this tip looks amazingg! :) i'll try it soon!

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

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  12. Ooh I do this with my hair but with a hair donut;

    Hair Donut

    It is my favourite go to updo, looks so chic and is so quick to do!

    Janine xx
    BakeGlueandTrend

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  13. This is such a great tutorial! Yours looks awesome! For some reason mine never turn out ha but I'll have to give it a go again after seeing your step by step pictures!

    I love your blog! I'm excited to follow along and read more!

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  14. Love,loooove!Have a great weekend,babe!
    xx
    B.
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  15. Look so perfect on you! :)

    xxx
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  16. You look gorgeous in the first photo! Going to try this as I can never master the perfect bun! xo

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  17. You make it look so easy. Ahh if only my hair would grow faster so I could try this, haa my dad will be hiding his socks!

    Mel x
    http://melonistaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Love your blog! It really is filled with lots of great fashion and ideas. I love the look of the sock bun. Whoever invented that is a genius. :)

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post. I would love to read what you think. Have a great weekend.

    XO
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  19. I like this method a lot. But it sounds maybe a little bit weird, but i'm soooo scared the bun won't hold, i have to take it out, and people see i wore an old sock in my hair... ;-). but guess i just have to worry less. Tschüss, Valery

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  20. I really have to learn how to do this. I tried it before but it was a disaster! Thanks for the tips, I'll bookmark this for later :)

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  21. I need to follow these steps as I can never do a good bun :(

    You look amazing!

    Following you :)

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  22. Your hair is gorgeous! And such a clever idea, I never would have thought to use a sock, so creative

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    x

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  23. looks fab on you!

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    xxx

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  24. You look great! Thanks for visit my blog!

    Kisses
    <3 Val
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  25. haha it's so cute that the trick to the perfect bun is a little hidden sock! I need to try this sometime, especially since it's so hot here. your hair is gorgeous and so are you! :)

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  26. It looks so pretty! And I love your sweater :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  27. Amazing tip haha I've never done a bun with a sock :p
    x

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  28. I like this bun a lot! And I am using the sock method too! :)
    Nice blog, what about following each other? I would love to!

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

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  29. You have the perfect hair for a sock bun, it looks gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  30. I love the sock bun. Just before Thanksgiving, I donated 12" of hair to Locks of Love and that's the hairstyle I really miss using. It was so easy and convenient to look nice!

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  31. This is genial!!!
    You look so pretty with the bun!^^
    xxx
    s

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  32. I wish my hair was long enough to do this with! It's such a pretty look

    Please come by and check out my latest post :)

    Helen

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  33. WOWWWW! AMAZING, GREATT!!!

    THIS IS MY NEW BAGG :D
    I HOPE YOU LIKEEE

    KISSS N HAVE A NICE WEEKEND

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    Clhoé

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  34. Amazing idea! The bun looks soo lovely! :))

    XO,
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  35. Hi doll, great tips! You have amazing blog, I like it a lot :) Would you like to follow each other with gfc? Please visit my blog and if you like, follow me - I'll do the same for you straight away. :)

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    xx, Julia
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  36. Love this tutorial! Haha I did the same exact thing after watching a youtube video with my boyfriend's socks :P
    <3, Mel
    beautytribune.com

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  37. You are soooo cute and pretty! I love your log! Follow you via GFC :)

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  38. Wow love your tutorial so nice.lovely. http://glamourzone01.blogspot.com/ wanna follow each other.

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  39. Hey, this is a great hair - do!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  40. Wow!! I am very impressed, great tutorial. I would have never guessed you have a sock on your head ;)

    Obviously, your blog is a must follow for me - I love tricks and tips. Keep it up! xo

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  41. Perfect bun ... and pullover too :)
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  42. Great tutorial! I meant to rock this bun for the longest time but I have too little hair. :(

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  43. You look amazing, your hair and face are just gorgeous! x)

    I love how it looks on lauren conrad, she makes everything look so classy!

    xx
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  44. Love this! Sock buns are a perfect way to look pulled-together on a bad hair day!

    www.lizzieandleigh.com

    ♥L&L

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  45. What a perfect bun. I like it so much! I'll try.

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  46. Looks great my dear! I wear a sock bun at least 3 times a week to work. I look so put together for a hairstyle that only took me 5 minutes :)
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  47. My sister wears this look all the time! Great pics and tutorial...well done lady
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  48. awesome :)
    lovely blog.
    Following your blog. follower#320

    hope you will visit & follow my blog.
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  49. hy.. thanks for your comment..
    perfect bun.... i like it...
    would you like to follow each other?

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  50. This looks so beautiful - thankyou for sharing, I have got to chop up some socks and do this myself!! ^.^

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  51. oh wow, that is so creative! i've always wondered what i can do with my old socks, now i know, hehe. thanks so much for this! xo

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  52. This is lovely!
    Such a good idea, and you are stunning :)

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    xoxo

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  53. aaaaw u have so beauttiful hair! love it <3
    I will be happy if u follow me back
    thank u! :-**

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  54. you are so stunning. this is a brilliant idea, love it!
    lovely blog. now following and looking forward to more posts hun :)
    xx

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  55. really great tutorial,i really love it x
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  56. I love the sock bun! I've worn it many times and find it easy, versatile and super chic! Looks great on you! Love your blog... following you! Would love it if you followed back :) xoxo

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  57. Thank you for your comment.
    Love your hair color, and this trick seems easy enough.

    Love, A!
    glimpsesofa.blogspot.com

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  58. loved it!
    easy...
    thanks for your comment on our blog. =)
    Following you!
    Hope you keep following us!

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    xoxo,
    Ana & Ana

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  59. WOW , Such a great lesson , i love a blogger who shows me ideas & tips instead of just posting pictures of them self & that's it ,
    i love your blog already , am following
    wanna follow back ?

    N@NY
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  60. lovely blog!

    wanna follow each other?

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  61. Thank you so much dear!
    Aww, amazing blog and amazing diy! I have to try it!
    You are so beautiful <3
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Lots of kisses*

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  62. what a great tutorial...
    u look great in this bun.

    I absolutely adore your blog.

    Following u now via Goggle +/ bloglovin/ facebook. Follow me back if you like! ♥
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  63. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Your absolutley gorgeous and what an amazing hair tutorial, you make it look easy!

    Carol x
    http://fashion-bells.blogspot.co.uk

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  64. Sock buns are the best! Great tutorial :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    xxLiora
    lioraatsea.blogspot.com

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  65. Thanks for stoping by my blog. I like yours and can I say your hair is amazing. I used to be blonde, I kind of miss it now.

    Recently I bought a "donut" at h&m to achive the same thing you did with the sock. Love this hairstyle.

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  66. I love this idea! Definitely trying it. x

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  67. You look so pretty with that hairstyle! :)
    And that is such a great tutorial!

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  68. Great tutorial! This looks simple enough for me to be able to do.

    I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  69. Hey Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love this! do you have any tips on growing your hair out? I've been trying to do it for so long...

    xxFarrah

    www.farrahsday.blogspot.com

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  70. You're so pretty!
    This is a great tutorial, wish I could rock this look :(

    Love,
    613style.com

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  71. Thank you so much for the comment on my blog! Your blog is so interessting, I love it! Would you like to follow each other? let me know, honey! love&kisses

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  72. That is super cool! Cool blog. I really enjoyed looking through it. Come by mine and if you like it let's follow each other:)! Would love to stay in touch ;)

    xx

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  73. ah so cute! i need to try to master the sock bun!!

    new follower :)

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  74. Oh, this is such an awesome idea!!! love it so much!!

    Kisses, Lucy :)
    stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.cz

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  75. I love the hairdo! I do the same, and with a sock too haha :D You look amazing in that hairstyle!
    Andrea in Fashion

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  76. Super cute and easy! This is one of my go to looks for everyday!
    Thank you for visiting my blog. ;-)
    Your newest follower,
    Jamie
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  77. you are so cute :) Unfortunately I suck at this. I tried cause it looks so easy when I look online but Jee... the hairs are behind me... can't see anything =P definately complicated =)))
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  78. I love this sock bun hair do, it's so easy and looks like you've stepped out of a salon! Winning!


    SDMxx
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  79. I would have never thought of using a SOCK to do this! You are a genious, lady! I should try it some time soon! <3

    Love,
    mish
    www.mishberries.com

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  80. im a sock bun fanatic! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  81. Hello dear, it’s always a pleasure to read your posts!! Happy Monday!
    Come back soon to visit on Cosa Mi Metto???
    Win a red dress identical to the one Miranda Kerr wore!!

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  82. I've always loved how this looks and been wondering how its done. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  83. Ah this is amazing! Made me giggle... I always have my hair like that - so easy to do and just out the way!

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  84. Awesome DIY! Youa re so pretty...
    Would you like to follow each other, be the way? Let me know, please! ♥
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  85. Oh wooow, this is super nice, thanks for sharing!
    xoxo Dia.

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  86. Wow, amazing DIY and it looks great on you! =^.^=

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  87. Lovely post and blog! I'm your newest follower! Would you mind checking out my blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post!

    xo, styledelight.blogpost.com

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  88. such a great tip and so easy!

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  89. Thanks for the tip! I will try it!

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  90. Thanks for this tuto! You're pretty :)

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  91. Looking great with this bum :) xxx
    Following you now :D

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  92. Such an amazing idea haha!! Genius :)

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  93. Love it!

    I would appreciate it if you take some time out and visit my blog. Www.stylesfrillsandheels.blogspot.co.uk
    Claudia xx

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  94. Gorgeous - thanks for sharing!
    You really do have a lovely blog, just stumbled across it now

    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
    If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back

    My blog is a fashion/lifestyle blog!

    Speak soon,
    Have a lovely day
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

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  95. I am in love with your sweater ! Oh yeah and your bun. I was hoping if you would like to follow each other on Google Friend Connect and other social sites.- Chic Out of Town Blog

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