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How to Make a Ballet Bun
It's hard to think about ballet without conjuring up an image of a ballerina in a tutu with her hair tied back in a perfect bun. We all know that becoming that ballerina in the tutu is a lot of hard work, but for some, creating that elusive bun is more difficult than expected.
DO NOT WORRY!
Step 1: Brush hair out to ensure it is free of knots and tangles and spray with water to dampen.
Step 2: Comb hair into a tight ponytail high on the head. For a classical bun, line the ponytail up diagonally with the ears.
Step 3: Twist the hair into a rope and begin winding the hair around the elastic, pinning as you go.
Step 4: Continue winding the hair and pinning and tuck the tail underneath to neaten.
Step 5: Add a hairnet to keep any fly aways at bay.
Step 6: Finish with a healthy amount of hairspray. If there are any bumps, smooth over with a comb.
Step 1,2: Repeat steps 1 and 2 from the BASIC BUN to achieve a secure, high ponytail.
Step 3: Take your ponytail and fan it out from the elastic.
Step 4: Take a small section of hair and begin twisting it into a rope and winding it around the elastic, simultaneously adding hair as you go. Tuck tail under.
Step 5: Holding the bun with one hand, pin at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions to anchor it to the head.
Step 6: Add a hairnet to prevent fly aways and flatten if desired .
Step 7: Add pins in a circular fashion for additional support and to neaten.
Step 8: Finish with a healthy amount of hairspray. if there are any bumps, smooth over with a comb.
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