The ballet bun is a very important part of ballet – it is much more than “just a bun.” Read why.
That is why it is important the ballet bun is done right. Here’s a tutorial from Charleston Dance Center’s Ballet Mistress to help everyone master the ballet bun.
1. Start with the 4 Hs: Hair ties, hair pins, hair nets and hair spray
2. Put hair in a pony tail at the crown of the head
TIP: For thick hair, wrap two hair ties at once for a better hold.
3. Twist hair and begin wrapping around pony tail
4. Push the hairpin out from the center of the bun, grab some hair then push back under the bun toward the center of the bun.
Pin the hair all the way around the bun.
TIP: When you get to a “second layer” of the bun, do not push the new layer under the first, keep it outside (to prevent the doorknob bun).
Tuck the ends into the bun and pin under the bun.
5. Wrap net around hair
Open up the hairnet and put it around the bun. Pull the net to one side, twist, and wrap the bun again. Take the remainder of the net and pin it in with the rest of your hair.
TIP: Take the hair pins OUT of the bun first to avoid getting holes in the hair net.
6. Secure wispies
If you have wispies around the front, try using water and a comb. If that doesn’t work, use an eyebrow brush.