Saturday, July 26, 2008

How to do a ballet bun for little girls with twists

I am often asked how to do a ballet bun. So that is what we are going to do today! This is us getting ready for ballet this morning. The twists are totally optional - I just like them and thought I'd throw them in there as they are cool just to wear with a pony too.So you start with the T- part, down the centre and across the head. Then you take the back bit of the hair and put it in a nice tight pony. Then take one of the front parts brush it back nice and smooth and then start twisting in towards the centre of the head - once you get to the pony you secure it in with a second elastic.
You repeat with the other side so that by the end you have a pony with three elastics. This is a great do just on its own.

Then we start with the bun. if you are a little light on in the hair department, it is a good idea to tease the hair a bit to give you some more volume. Start by twisting the hair around loosely - how tight your twist is will depend on how much hair you have and your personal preference. I just do a very light twist to keep everything in place. Wind the pony around the elastic, keeping it nice and loose for as many times as you need to and when you get to the end, pin the bun in place with a hair pin.

Now you will need a hair net - bun nets work best as opposed to full hair nets when you are starting out. Place the bun net over the hair and then start pinning.

These open hair pins as opposed to bobby pins are the only pin worth using in a bun. These above are the kind of hair pins you need but they they are a bit squished together, you can see the one in my hand below it is much wider apart. I'll try and take a better picture. The trick is to lean the pin in towards the bun, so that you sort of have it making a V-shape with the head. The bottom of the V would be where the two prongs of the pin sit at the edge of the bun. Stick it in and then pull it so that it is back parallel to the head and push it into the bun. This is how you really get security for your bun. Use as many pins as you feel you need to make it secure.And then look at that, you are all finished!.

Add some bows, flowers or if you never know whento stop like me..both! and your ballerina is all ready!


nic said...

it's official. you are the queen of buns. (would you like me to make you up an appliqued tee with that slogan? lol)

thanks for the awesome tute!

Brigitte said...

Ich finde deine Frisuren immer sooooo süß und toll und bewundere dich und auch deine Tochter für diese Ausdauer. Tamara würde das garnicht mitmachen, leider . Ihr ist die Kämmerei allein schon mehr als lästig ;O)

liebe Grüße

Kari said...

Beautiful bun! I like it with the twists in front. I live the bow & flower ~ so girly! Your photography & editing is super
~ I love how you add directions right to your pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Princess Hairstyles said...

I've never heard about these bun nets. What a great idea!! I'm always having a hard time keeping all the hair together. Now I know what I need to go buy. This turned out really cute.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is awesome. I'm going to have to try that on Evey's hair. (as soon as I get those pins).

Becky @ Babes in Hairland said...

Toll! Die Twists sind aber schoen. Love it!

Anonymous said...

that is a sort of messy bun... but i dance... just one pin?? still, its good