Sock Bun with Colored Hair Extensions

What you will need:
a. Sock bun roll
b. Hairspray
c. Combs
d. Bobby-pins
e. Colored hair extensions
f.  Hair-band
  • Tools and hair products to create a sock bun with extensions
  • Sock bun
  • How to style hair into a sock bun
  • Sock bun - Comb the hair to the back

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1. Comb the hair of the model all the way to the back of the head. Make sure that you get rid of all the tangles and knots. Note that we’re working with dry, clean hair.
2. Comb the hair backwards and pull the hair into a very neat ponytail. The neatness of the ponytail is paramount, as it will be a huge contributing factor of the “perfect” part of your perfect sock bun. After you have secured the hair into a ponytail with your hair-band, take the long end of a teasing comb and your hairspray.
Spray and comb the hair very carefully to smooth away any imperfections or fly-away hair. Take care not to comb too vigorously or deeply into the surface of the hair, as this will only disrupt the ponytail.
3. Insert the colored hair extensions on the base of the ponytail. Again do this very carefully as not to compromise the surface of the ponytail, yet is it important that the extensions are inserted in a secure way. The last thing you want to happen is for the extensions to come loose later in the styling stages, or during your event.
  • Sock bun - Pull the hair into a neat ponytail
  • Sock bun - Insert hair extensions at the base of the ponytail
  • Sock bun - Mix extension hair with the natural hair
  • Sock bun - Distribute the hair along the length of the roll

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4. Again use the long end of your tease-comb and comb the hair of the clip-in extensions so that it meshes with the rest of the natural hair of the ponytail. This is important as you want the colored hair to mix with the natural hair, to get a more balanced, natural look. You can use the spray and comb method here again, as this will help to make the hair easier to work with, and increase the structural stability of the sock bun.
5. Take your sock bun roll and gently distribute the volume of the hair along the length of the roll. You’ll note that this sock bun roll is dark brown. Light brown and gold colored rolls are also available to accommodate lighter hair colors. Once you’re satisfied that the hair is distributed evenly, start to roll the sock bun roll towards the base of the pony tail.
Do this as gently and neatly as possible. You may use the spray and comb method to aid you in achieving a flawless look and simultaneously strengthen the structural base of the sock bun. Take care not to over-spray though, as this will cause droplets of hairspray forming, which will in turn be sticky; eventually ruining the smooth surface that you’re trying to achieve.
6. Bend the sock bun roll towards the inside and clip it securely, so that it forms a round structure. Secure the sock bun roll with well-placed and well-disguised bobby-pins. Insert the pins in the fold between the rounding of the roll and the scalp. For brown hair use a brown or dark pin, for blonde hair you’ll use golden pins.
It’s important to secure the sock bun, yet none of the pins should hurt the model or pull uncomfortable at her hair. If this is the case, remove the above-mentioned pin, and replace it in such a manner that it is secure yet comfortable.
  • Bend the sock bun roll
  • Seal the point of attachment of the sock roll
  • Sock bun updo
  • Hairstyle created with a sock bun roll

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7. Gently distribute the hair among the length of the roll so that the point of attachment is effectively and smoothly sealed and covered by hair. Again use your comb and spray method, being careful of over spraying and causing sticky droplets of hairspray to form.
Secure the newly styled hair into place with bobby pins in the same way that was discussed in the previous point. Remember that the ultimate goal with this hairstyle is flawless perfection.
8. Complete the look with a silicone based shine spray to add extra shine and dimension to the hair, as well as blocking out any humidity or unwanted elements in the air.
This hairstyle is the perfect style to wear anywhere, and to any occasion. It is immensely versatile in the sense that if you dress it down with hot-pants and a cropped top, you can wear this style to a beach party or the mall. If you dress it up, it can be a perfect hairstyle to compliment an intricately detailed prom dress or even for bridesmaids or the bride.