The Perfect Updo

Summer is here!!! And that means it is time for sticky, stinky wet hair. And I am talking from sweat not form the pool. I don't know about you, but I like to have Beans hair up and off her neck. Same goes for me, up and off my neck. This up do is not only simple, but because of how I do this bun we don't get mid day drooping like you can get with so many other buns. And for summer weather avoiding the midday droop is pretty essential! So to get started you want the hair slightly damp. Because we end with curls don't get it to wet. Just enough for your knots and avoid getting the ends wet that way they will be dry when you are ready to curl.
Part out a square section on top for your first knot. Divide that in half.
And tie a basic knot. One hair over the other and pull it through the middle.
Tighten 'er down.
And secure it with a clip that we will remove later after we get finished with all of the knots upfront.
I ended up with five single knots upfront.
We are going to pull all of this into a pony tail. DO NOT remove the clips yet. I know it needs to be smoothed, but wait for it...
Pull it all into a pony tail and hold it with your hand.
While holding with one hand remove the clips with the other.
Now smooth it with your comb very gently and secure it with a rubber band.
Now you need a sock for this hair do--- I am using a Tink sock we picked up at the dollar store. Clip off the toe f the sock and roll it up.
It should look like this now.
You are going to put it right up at the base of the pony tail.
And you will take little pieces of the hair and sure the sock into place.
Secure by using the crisscross method with your bobby pins. This one I did high to show you how it should look. When I actually secure these I hid them and push them back below the sock. Out of sight- out of mind.
Once your bun is done you have a perfect bun, all except for those wild loose hairs. You can finish those however you want. We chose to curl ours and leave em flyin'.
This gave us the intentional mess we like with our hair do's around here.
This is the finished look. Throw some flowers in that do and she's look like she was headed to Hawaii-- Hope she takes me!

From the front you can see that it is secured, but not super tight to the head pulling her eyes out of wack! Nope those knots gave it just the look of lift it needed. Very subtle.

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  1. Oh so cute and easy! I just wanted to add that if you don't happen to have a sock you want to cut, you may have some "baby legs" that are no longer in use and those would work great for this hair do!

  2. A SOCK! I never would have thought to do that! it is super cute! LOVE IT! This will be tomorrow's hair do! I still want to know how you get beans to sit so still...please "spill the beans"!!! (so to speak)

  3. What an adorable look. I think I might rock it as a big girl. Hi from SITS!

  4. This is absolutely adorable! We are going to try it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

  5. For goodness sakes I could have had better luck with a bun if I had a sock...note to self.

  6. Ooh! I love this one! I'll put this on my list to do!
    Beans is getting so BIG! What a pretty little girl :)

    A Request:
    Do you have any great hair styles for the swimming months? My girls and I like to hit the pool several times a week, but if I did something like this, I would be sad to see it get all wet. I use your weaving technique a bunch... do you have any other great ideas??

  7. So cute! I'll have to try it out. Thanks for all the great dos!

  8. Ahhhhhhh!A sock! What a great idea!

  9. Adorable.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog & helping to make my SITS day special!

  10. Ok, I love the do! I have tried the sock thing we can talk about that later ;) Lovin the dimples! Well done.....again :)

  11. As always - beautiful. Love that it was Tink sock! Girly all the way around! :)

  12. OMG, that is sooo pretty and creative! We will definitly be trying that one. It might be a little tricky with my daughters long hair but I might be able to swing it.


  13. Adorable blog and great pictures. I only wish my little girl were still little and liked me to do her hair. Oh well...
    Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my sits day! I had ginormous fun.

  14. love this. she is adorable...I can't wait to try this one!!

  15. Too cute! Gotta find me some socks to cut up - I am sure there are mis-matched socks in their drawer that I could use.........


  16. I love this ballerina bun...We have been doing it for years. An easy trick...after you put the sock on and smooth out the hair I use a rubberband around the pony. It holds it nice and tight and smooth, you may have to double it depending on the thickness of the hair you are working with and the size of the hairband. I also twist the hair ends slowly gathering pieces as I go around the bun and secure with bobby pins. It always looks great and is quick once you do it a time or too. Baby socks make great little buns. Socks to match the hair color work good for girls who like to touch the bun a lot. I hope this helps.

  17. This is adorable. I wonder if it would work with a scrunchy as well?

  18. Instead of a sock make yourself a nice fabric scrunchy (or buy one). When I do this one the girls (or myself) I just use a big scrunchy to make the ponytail and then have them lean forward to spread the hair out and with two hands I open a ponytail holder (clear is best) and pop it on over.

  19. This so cute! I couldnt get my little sister to sit still long enough for the curls though!

  20. Adorable I use it for my ballet bun I just take the extra pieces of hair and tuck them in!!!

  21. i love this style!! i am using it today to go to the movies!!! beans is getting soooooo old!!!!! lol!!!! can u use a scrunchy???????

  22. Wow,these are so nice and amazing haircuts.Looking so amazing and fantastic.Thanks for sharing such a nice information here.
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