I like these curls and hair color. I love sock buns, but I LOVE the curls they make in my little girls hair! I used two of her socks and made on on top of her head and one down a little lower. That seems to make the most even curls for her small head.
Another hair trick: How to do beachy waves in less than 5 minutes: Divide your hair into two parts. Twist each section and tie with a hair tie. Run your straighter/flat iron over both of the twist a few times. Untie twists, and you're done.