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This Knotted Ballerina Bun Is the Coolest Hairstyle for the Summer.

Aug.10,2022
This entry was posted in Style By Bailee

We love voluminous, natural hairstyles, but neat, sleek hair also makes our hearts sing. What's a popular hairstyle these days? A knotted ballerina bun, of course. Loose buns and flowing face curls definitely have a place in our glamorous hairstyles, but there's something else if you want to tie it all up. The knotted ballerina bun is cute, sleek and sophisticated, and thanks to a modern makeover, it also feels fresh and cool.

What exactly is a ballerina bun?

What exactly is a ballerina bun?

The knotted ballerina bun is a variation on the classic ballerina bun (a sleek swept-back bun that is tightly knotted between the low bun and the chignon, with no slack). The hair is parted horizontally above the ears, with the bottom half tied into a neat ponytail, and then twisted and snaked into the shape of a knotted bun.

The ballerina bun isn't just for ballet dancers or young children. We think it's a stylish way to wear this hairstyle for a variety of occasions. Seriously, a lot of people like this look, and you can pull it off when you're sweating it out at the gym or crushing it in the boardroom. Furthermore, if you're looking for a heat wave-resistant hairstyle, this look will keep all of your hair off your neck and away from your face, perfectly locking it in place.

How do you make a ballerina bun?

Are you going out for a drink? Form a ballerina bun. Is your graduation approaching? Ballet bun-it fits perfectly under your bachelor hat...... Whether you're a dancer or not, and whatever the occasion, check out our simple hair tutorial to learn how to create this simple bun hairstyle that you can wear to work or play.

What do you need?

Brush or comb your hair

Hair tying

Water, gel, or hairspray

Bobby pins and hair clips (preferably U-shaped)

Net for hair

1. Comb your hair

First, keep your hair tangle-free. Depending on your preference, you can do this with a hairbrush or a comb. A little water can help texturize your hair and make it more manageable if needed.

2. Use an elastic band to secure your hair in a ponytail.

A secure ponytail is a foundation for a secure bun. Make a tight ponytail with your hair and secure it with an elastic band. Place the ponytail where you want the bun to be on your head.

Place the ponytail and bun higher on your head to give the appearance of a longer neck. 

2. Use an elastic band to secure your hair in a ponytail.

3. Make a rope out of the bun and wrap it around an elastic band. 

A tightly wrapped rope will strengthen and compact the bun. The string should then be wrapped around the elastic. Stick to the direction you wrapped the string (clockwise or counterclockwise). It should resemble a swirl. If you have fine or thin hair, add grip with water or hairspray to keep stray strands from falling out.

If you have long or thick hair, divide the ponytail into two sections and create two strands. Twist the two sections as usual, then wrap the two strands of hair around the elastic band one by one. Your bun will be less bulky on your head this way.

4. Use bobby pins to secure the bun to your head.

Use bobby pins to secure the bun to your head. Instead of bobby pins, try using U-shaped bobby pins to keep your hair flat on your head. Grab the hair from the top of the bun with each U-shaped bobby pin, then guide the bobby pin to the bottom of the bun and push it into place. Continue to pin around the bun, tucking in any loose hair.

5. Wrap the hairnet around the bun, pinning any loose hair in place.

To keep all the loose and stray hair in place, cover your bun with a hairnet that matches your hair color. Wrap the net around your bun as many times as necessary to achieve the desired size. Bobby pins can be used to keep it in place. 

6. Use hairspray, gel, bobby pins, or clips to keep loose hair away from your face.

6. Use hairspray, gel, bobby pins, or clips to keep loose hair away from your face.

Use hairspray to hold all loose hair or strands flat from your hairline on your head for extra hold and an overall neat look. If you have longer hair that doesn't reach the bun, use bobby pins or hair clips to keep it flat on your head.

If you have fringe or bangs, you can tie a ballet bun with the fringe. If you don't want your fringe to show when you tie your ballet bun, spray or gel it into your ponytail before you tie it. You can also secure your fringe to your face with bobby pins or hair clips.

7. Finally, after you finish your ballet bun, you can decorate it with scrunchies, bobby pins, buns, or other decorations. Make sure your head decorations are securely fastened and do not distract other dancers. Congratulations on your hair bun!

How high should a ballet bun be?

Ballet buns should be worn in the upper-middle of the head, following the contour of the cheekbone. Hair elastic should be used to secure the ponytail.

How do you do a ballet bun without a donut?

A secure ponytail equals a secure bun. Hair should be pulled back into a tight ponytail above the ears. Divide the ponytail into two equal sections. Twist one section (it doesn't matter which way you twist it) and then begin circling the ponytail, bobby pinning as you go.

Why are buns important in ballet?

Ballerinas' traditional hairstyle is a ballet bun. The main goals are to keep hair out of a ballerina's way, to provide a uniform and elegant look for all of the ballerinas, and to keep the focus on the dancer rather than the hair.

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