PUTTING the hair up in a ballerina-type sleek bun is always going to look very chic but it can be tricky to capture the look correctly. This can especially depend on the length and texture of your hair but, with the help of a few tricks of the trade, you should be able to achieve a perfect ballerina bun.
Lightly dampen hair by spritzing with a spray bottle of water or by smoothing down hair with wet hands or a fine comb. Using a good hair brush, smooth hair back neatly. Secure hair tightly into a high ponytail using an elastic ponytail holder, taking care to position the ponytail where you want the bun to be.
Using a brush or a comb, smooth all loose hairs of the ponytail in order to make a neater bun. Twist the ponytail into a tight rope. Wrap hair rope tightly around the ponytail base, twisting more as needed. Tuck the ends of the hair rope into the ponytail base. Use several hair pins to secure the bun. Thick or long hair will require several pins for a secure bun. Lightly spray bun and surrounding hair with hairspray to secure the hairstyle.
Advice from HELEN O’KEEFFE. Read her Dance Page every Tuesday in Life in the Cork Evening Echo.
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