Ballerina buns are definitely a growing trend in hairstyles this fall for a few simple reasons. They’re easy to do, don’t require a lot of product, look great, feel great and can be surprisingly versatile. Whether you’re looking for a casual updo or a formal updo, the ballerina bun may be exactly what your looking for. This simple guide will show you how to do a perfect ballerina bun quickly and easily every time. To do a ballerina bun, you’ll need:
- A spray bottle filled with water
- A comb
- A hairbrush – any kind of brush will work
- A good hair elastic
- Hair pins
- Hair spray
Step One: Dampen your hair with your spray bottle. Using a spray bottle gives you more control over how much dampening your hair gets. You don’t want it to be wet – just damp enough to work with.
Step Two: Brush your damp hair with your comb to make sure it’s nice and smooth. If you don’t have a comb, you can use your fingers. The goal here is just to make sure the hair is smooth before we move on to step three.
Step Three: Brush your hair back toward the crown, making sure you smooth the hair out as you brush. Don’t just gather your hair back. Make sure you smooth it out as you go. This allows for a much neater bun.
Step Four: Gather the hair into a high pony tail at the crown of your head. This is when you want to decide where your bun will be. Look for any bumps in your hair and smooth out those bumps using the brush or your fingers. Secure your high pony tail with your hair elastic.
Step Five: Brush out the ends of your pony tail. Once again, this just ensures the hair is smooth and gives you a tidier looking bun. I would recommend using a brush for this step because a brush will smooth your hair a bit better.
Step Six: Hold the loose ends of your pony tail tightly and twist the pony tail until it has formed a tight hair rope. This step is important for a nice looking bun so make sure you don’t skip it.
Step Seven: Form the base of your bun by wrapping your hair rope around the base of the pony tail. If you need to twist the hair more, feel free to do so. You want to make sure the twist is tight.
Step Eight: Once you’ve wrapped the hair rope around the pony tail base completely, you’re going to tuck the remaining ends into the pony tail base.
Step Nine: Use your hairpins to hold your bun in place and to make sure those ends stay tucked into the pony tail base. How many pins you need to use will depend on the length and thickness of your hair. Someone with long, thick hair will need to use more pins.
Step Ten: Finish up by misting your bun and the hair around your bun with a little bit of hairspray. You don’t want to use too much as the bun will be too stiff. I light misting is all you should need.