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Why I'll never be a hair stylist blogger

by - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

*** Just a little note: In attempt to make post titles a little shorter and more readable, from now on I'm dropping the designated post titles. Don't worry, 'Crafty Fridays' and 'Blab about Beauty Tuesday' aren't disappearing, and you can still expect the same content on those days as before, just without the dragged out title. Cool? Cool. ***

I had planned to post on something a little more interesting today but I'm recovering from a nasty stubborn sinus infection, so it ain't happening. But, in an effort to not neglect this blog entirely, Imma tell you what I've been up to lately.

Attempting new hair styles (and epically failing). That's what.

The 'sock bun' has created a lot of hype. There are tutorials galore on blogs, Pinterest and YouTube. I just love the look of this bun, so I thought I'd try it out.

I soon discovered that it isn't as easy as all the tutorials make out and that the method is far from being arthritis and fibro friendly. Okay, maybe it is easy and I just suck. Or maybe it doesn't work with wayyyy long hair like mine. I don't know. But I've given up hopes of ever sporting a stylish sock bun.

For those of you who don't know what a sock bun is, this is what I was trying to accomplish:

And this is why I'll never be a hair stylist blogger....

I'm rockin' more of a birds nest than a glamorous hairdo. Hott.

There is just toooooo much hair to push inside that sock. Although there are heaps of tutorials that show it being done with long hair- so I don't know why I've failed. Guess I'll just have to settle for my regular drab and boring twist, clip, and pin bun {sigh}.

But for those who feel like giving it a go, here is a great tutorial on a few buns including the one I'm talking about. Maybe you'll have much more success than me.


The sock bun isn't my first fail either. The other week, I thought I'd attempt to get myself some beachy hair following an easy peasy picture tutorial I found on Pinterest. It looked nothing like the stylish hair shown, that's for sure! I've been drooling over hair braiding tutorials as of late too, but I think I'll just quit while I'm ahead!

Have you attempted the sock bun and failed? Console me, please. x


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