A ballet bun in six simple steps

The perfect ballet bun is designed to be both beautiful and functional. It is usually held between the crown and the middle of the back of the head. It should also be held very tight in order to prevent it from falling out, and to maintain a clean and polished look for the ensemble.

When putting your hair in a ballet bun, it’s a good idea to start with slightly damp hair as this will make it easier for you to keep your hair close to your head.

Collect hair using your hands Collect the hair using your hands and then use a brush to comb it back making sure it’s nice and tight.
Use elastics to put hair in ponytail Use a hair elastic to put your hair into a ponytail, wrapping the elastic as many times as possible. This will ensure the hair is nice and tight and that there’re no stray bits sticking out.
Split your ponytail in two and plait each one Split the ponytail in two and plait each one individully. Try to keep the hair as tight into the plait as possible. If you have thick hair, instead of plaiting simply twist each ponytail.
Pin sides and top Wrap each plait around the hair elastic, using pins and grips at the sides and top to make sure all hair is as tight into the bun as possible.
Place Bun Net Cover over bun Use a little hair spray or spray gel to hold down any stray hairs, and place a bun net over the bun to hold it in place.

You now have the perfect ballet bun! you can decorate it with a crochet bun cover, hairband or scrunchie

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