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How to Do a Ballerina Bun

Looking for a classic updo that you can create in an instant? Try a sleek ballerina bun. Watch this hair tutorial to see how it's done.


Start with a ponytail. You can add a part or go for the sophisticated slicked back look, depending on the occasion. Twist your ponytail around your fingers until it beings to coil. That's when you know it's time to start wrapping. As you continue to twist, wrap your ponytail around itself at the base. Before you tuck the tips, shape your bun by slightly adjusting the form. Use bobby pins to keep it secure. For a bigger ballerina bun, tease the ponytail before you pin it. 

Reagan Breinholt

Reagan is a hairdresser and blogger living in New York City.

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