With the 2014 Winter Olympics right around the corner, we thought this braided bun would be a perfect hairstyle for figure skating! I can totally picture an ice skater wearing this bun in a performance or competition. Of course, it would be great for many other occasions as well. Wouldn't this be a cute hairstyle for ballet / dance? Or, a sophisticated and polished Prom Updo?
This up-style is a variation of a "sock bun" so you will need some type of a bun maker to create this look. We used our "hair donut " which we found at Sally Beauty Supply. These come in many different brands and varieties and are usually fairly cheap to purchase. If you don't have a bun maker, you could take a sock, cut off the toes and roll it up to form the same donut shape. There are many tutorials on YouTube showing how to do this.
This bun is quite versatile in that you can change up the braid to create different looks. We chose a French braid bun this time, but you could also do a Dutch braid, 4 strand braid, twist braid, or even a French fishtail instead.