Make The Perfect Bun

Below are step by step directions.

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Material List

Girls in all ballet classes must wear their hair in a neat and tidy classical bun or pinned up so hair does not obscure the neckline or get in the students' eyes. The ballet bun keeps hair from flying in a dancer's face; it also creates a clean, elegant line for the dancer.

Comb & Brush

Fine tooth comb preferably

Elastic Band

Same color as hair preferably 

Hairspray

Firm Hold preferably

Hair Net

Same color as hair preferably.

Fine nee with elastic edges

Bobby Pins

Same color as hair preferably 

Step By Step Directions

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Step 1

Gather the hair and pull it back. Apply water or hair gel if you need more control over the hair.

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Step 2

Form a pony tail by brushing the hair up from the jaw line to the top part of the back of the head. This will form a high bun. Use an elastic hair band to secure the pony tail.

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Step 3

A tidy pony tail with hair drawn snugly back is the key to making a good ballet bun. Apply more water or gel to keep the hair neat if desired.

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Step 4

Twist the pony tail until it begins to coil.

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Step 5

Coil the pony tail into a tight circle.

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Step 6

As you coil hair, use hair pins all around the coil to secure it to the rest of the hair.

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Step 7

Wrap a fine hair net around the bun. Keep twisting and wrapping so that the hair net tightly secures the bun. Add a few more pins.

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Step 8

With long thick hair, you may end up with a bun that will protrude too much. A flatter bun is preferable. To flatten, remove pins (the hair net will hold the bun), then flatten the bun and re-pin all around the bun. For extra hold, use hairspray

3. A tidy pony tail with hair drawn snugly back is the key to making a good ballet bun. Apply more water or gel to keep the hair neat if desired.