Ballerina Bun Hairstyle Tutorial: How to Create This Updo

Good news: You don’t need to know how to do a pirouette to rock a ballerina bun hairstyle.

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A ballerina bun hairstyle consists of long hair pulled back into a bun that’s usually placed either at the back of your head or right at your crown. It’s called such because ballerinas often style their hair this way to get it out of the way as they dance. This bun hairstyle is often tight and looks smooth and sleek, thanks to generous amounts of hairspray that holds each strand in place no matter how many leaps and pirouettes the ballerina does.

A ballerina bun is not just for dancing, though. You can style your hair this way when doing yoga, when attending elegant parties, or even when you’re off to have lunch with your friends on a very hot day. After all, you’ll definitely feel more presko when your long, thick hair is up.

Ready to create this updo? Check out these easy steps.

How to Put Your Hair Up in a Ballerina Bun Hairstyle


Start with clean hair.

Wash your hair with a fragrant shampoo like Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo. It has a unique, Activ-Infusion blend that consists of oils, proteins, and vitamins to keep your hair clean, fresh, and protected from UV rays, heat, microdust, pollution, and humidity. This shampoo has flower oils that keep your hair fragrant and vitamin B3 and collagen that help in nourishing and making your hair healthy.

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Bottle of Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo

Don’t forget to condition your hair after shampooing. For smoother hair, we recommend TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner. It has KERA10 Protein Complex that penetrates your hair up to 10 layers deep. It gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash. These include keeping your hair smooth, soft, and shiny, detangling and strengthening your hair, taming flyaways, and providing heat protection. This conditioner also has oleo serum, which leaves your hair more nourished and moisturized.

Bottle of TRESEMME Keratin SMooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner



Prep with serum

When your hair is completely dry, apply hair serum to prevent flyaways and frizz. We recommend TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Anti-Frizz Shine Serum, which has keratin and marula oil, giving your hair five benefits in one system! It calms frizz, detangles knots, adds shine, makes your hair soft, and tames flyaways.

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Bottle of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum

Comb your hair.

To evenly distribute the serum all over your hair, comb your locks using a tail comb. It will also help detangle your strands for that clean, classic look.

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Tie your hair.

Use a grooming brush to pull all your hair back into a high ponytail. Secure your hair using a hair tie. Smoothen the top of your ponytail so your ‘do is as polished as possible.


HAIR HACK: Where you put your ponytail matters. A ballerina bun should ideally be at the crown of your head—you should be able to see a glimpse of it when you’re looking at a mirror straight on.

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Do the twist.

Using both hands, twist your ponytail into a tight rope.

Ballerina bun: Asian woman tying her long black hair wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt and black pants

Make the bun.

Wrap your twisted hair tightly around the base of your ponytail to create a bun. Keep twisting your hair as you wrap it around your ponytail. Make sure your ballerina bun won’t budge by tucking the ends of your hair into your ponytail’s base. Use bobby pins to secure your hair. Feel free to use as many bobby pins as you need.

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Seal it with spray.

Keep your ballerina bun smooth and sleek by spritzing TRESemme Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Hairspray all over your hair. This will keep frizz under control and will also keep stray strands from poking out of your bun.

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TRESemme Compressed Micro Mist Level 2 Smooth Hold

All done!

Now, you have the perfect ballerina bun that you can wear for any occasion. This hairstyle will surely draw attention to your gorgeous face and features, so rock it, own it, and have fun! 

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See how easy it is to create a ballerina bun hairstyle? It’s the easiest route to looking more elegant and polished in a snap, so bookmark this tutorial and watch it again and again until you’ve mastered the look. Enjoy!