How To Create The Perfect Ballerina Bun

Got two left feet? Good news: you don’t need to know how to do a pirouette to rock a ballerina bun.
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A lot of girls dream of becoming a ballerina. Twirling across a stage in a frothy tutu just seems like so much fun…until you realized the amount of work dancers have to put through so they can be the best.

A life en pointe may not work out for you, but luckily, you can still channel a prima ballerina even if you can’t do a single plie. Follow the guide below to achieve the perfect ballerina bun. 

Step 1

Start with clean hair.

Wash your hair with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo and Cream Silk Stunning Shine Conditioner. This duo can soften and smoothen your tresses, making it easier to style.

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Step 2

Prep with serum

When your hair is completely dry, apply TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops to prevent flyaways and frizz.


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Step 3

Comb your hair.

To evenly distribute the serum allover 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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Step 4

Tie it up.

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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Step 5

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
Step 6

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 U-shaped hair pins to secure your hair.

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Step 7

Lock it in.

Don’t want your bun to fall apart while you’re going about your day? Spritz on TRESemme Salon Finish Freeze Hold Hairspray to keep your ‘do in place.


HAIR HACK: Think the pulled-back look is too severe? Soften the style by pulling a few wispy locks of hair around your face.

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Step 8

Wear it proud.

Now you have th perfect ballerina bun that you can wear for any occasion whether on stage or a day out with your friends. This hairstyle will surely emphasize your natural beauty so go be yourself and fun!

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See how easy it is to achieve the perfect ballerina bun? It’s the easiest route to looking more elegant and polished in a snap, so bookmark this video and watch it again and again until you’ve mastered the look. Wear it often, and you might even be mistaken for a dancer! Check out our other tutorials for options on your next hairstyle.


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