Easy Ballet Bun Hairstyles + Tutorials Pt. 2

By Jadée Nikita

Since we received a overwhelmingly positive response from our first Ballet Bun Hairstyle article, we decided to give you more of what you like!  So here it is, part deux of our favorite, low-maintenance, but super-fly ballet bun hairstyles for the holiday season:

Kriss-Kross

This is a quick way to jazz up your ordinary bun in 3 easy steps!

kriss kross

Photo via Digu

Instructions

  1. (Top Left) Part hair horizontally and pull the top half of your hair into a secure donut bun.  Separate the bottom half in two sections.
  2. (Top Right) Cross bottom-right section under bun and towards the left.  Wrap hair around bun securing loose ends with bobby pins.
  3. (Bottom Left) Repeat step 2 with remaining hair.

Fly Gyal Tip: secure all pieces with bobby pins that match your hair color, and use hairspray, holding gel, or edge control for stubborn fly-aways.

Braid Into Bun

Perfect for dancers at competitions or performances with quick costume changes.  The bun can be removed and replaced with a cute low-pony extension, or you can embellish the braids with mini flowers or rhinestone pins.

Photo via Pretty Designs

Photo via Pretty Designs

 Twisted Bun

This “do” is great for gyals-on-the-go who need to look flawless on a limited time crunch.  This hairstyle covers all bases!  It’s chic, effortless, and takes less than a minute to achieve.  I’d say this is a clear winner!

Photo via My Own Little Playground

Photo via My Own Little Playground

Fly Gyal Tip: When wearing a loose or messy bun, let baby hairs fall loosely around the sides of your face to achieve an effortlessly chic look.

Double Rope Bun

They say, “the bigger the better,” right?  So why not apply that motto to your ballet bun hairstyle?  You’re going to be amazed when you see how easy it is to achieve this look!

Photo via The Beauty Department

Photo via The Beauty Department

Advanced Ballerina Bun

This is for our advanced gyals who have a little more time to play around with their ballet bun hairstyles.  But boy, oh boy, will the rewards be worth it in the end!  This hairstyle is super unique, sophisticated and screams professional.  With this coiffure (and poise), you can walk into any dance audition and steal the attention.  Merde!

Photo via Makeup.com

Photo via Makeup.com

Instructions (via Makeup.com)

  1. Section off a two-inch piece of hair from the front of your head. Pull the rest of your hair up into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic band.
  2. Pull a 1/2-inch piece of hair from the front side and split into two separate pieces. Pull a 1/4-inch section out of the ponytail and start braiding with the other two pieces of hair.
  3. Continue braiding, using the French braid technique of gradually adding pieces to the braid as you work your way around the head. Stop once you have pulled all the hair from the pony.
  4. Wrap the braid into a bun and secure with bobby pins. For a fuller look, loosen the bun with your fingers. Finish the look by spraying the hairstyle with a strong-hold hairspray (we recommendL’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray).

Have fun experimenting with your ballet hairstyles!

Cover photo via BreakCurved
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