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Sunday, April 20, 2014

How to do a Ballet Bun

Hey everybody!  Happy Easter!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!


Some of my followers on Instagram have been contacting me to ask for tips on how to make the perfect, whispy-free bun for performances.  So, I donated my one bun-free day of the week to make and post a video showing you how to make sure your bun is flat, tight, and slick.  Here are 7 most important tips I always follow when making my bun:

Tip #1: Start off with wet/moist hair.
Tip #2: Use a fine-toothed comb to make your ponytail.  This minimizes bumps.
Tip #3: Comb back bumps (using your fine-toothed comb) while your hair is still in a ponytail, before you pin it up into a bun.  That way, the bumps wind up hidden under your bun.
Tip #4: Divide your hair into two sections, and pin them up individually.  This creates a flatter bun. (I show this in more detail in my video)
Tip #5: Use extra hairspray to slick up whispies under your bun, for the illusion of a longer, slimmer neck.
Tip #6: Use your spare time to practice and perfect the art of the ballet bun!
Tip #7: Accessories can always fix up a lopsided bun!  If your bun is off to one side, you can pin a bow or flower on the other side to balance it.

Did you know that long earrings can help give the illusion of a longer neck?  I always wear dangly earrings to class.  Be sure to check that your studio allows long earrings before doing the same!


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Clarissa May


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