Dancers are busy people, so hair buns are quick and easy ways to get ready for the day. A hair bun is part of a dancer’s identity as much as a ballerina leotard and dance shoes. Some are content with donning a messy bun, while others take the time to at least make it presentable.
If you are one of those who give special attention to how you project yourself, learning how to style a perfect bun can greatly help you stand out in the crowd. This can then give you added confidence in executing your steps and dance moves.
Below are three simple tips to get you started.
Get All the Hair Essentials Needed to Make a Bun
Constructing a sturdy classic bun can be challenging, especially if you want it to stay in place all day. And since you intend to make an attractive bun that will get you noticed in the best light, its foundation needs to be sturdy and secure.
You need to store these hair essentials so that you will never run out: a spray bottle with water, a brush, hair ties, strong-hold hairspray, hairpins, and a bun hairnet.
Learn How to Style the Perfect Bun
So your hair bun kit is complete—-now what? It’s time to perfect your traditional bun game. The first thing to do is to gently spray your hair with a little water using the spray bottle. Use the brush to pull your hair into a ponytail right at the crown of your head and secure it with a hair tie.
The next step is to twist the ponytail into a rope and wind the hair around the hair tie until you reach the end. Tuck the ponytail’s end and any loose ends underneath the bun and secure it with pins. If you want pins that can hold more hair and are easier to use, you may prefer u-shaped pins over the traditional bobby pins. Finally, complete the whole styling process with hairspray.
Choose the Most Appealing Hair Accessories
Now here’s the fun part—topping your bun with the cutest hair accessories! Of course, the style and designs are still up to your preferences, but we can’t help but recommend a few eye-catching accessories that you will surely love.
You may want to start your hair accessories collection with bun bows, scrunchies, hair combs, hairbands, and mesh bun covers, and, of course, bun doughnuts.
Bun doughnuts are becoming popular among dancers, so it will be very fun to join the trend! They’re available in different colours and sizes, so there’s a bun doughnut design for every hair length.
Bonus: Do you want to try using a bun doughnut but don’t know how? Don’t worry, here are the steps:
Just like with your traditional bun, gently spray your hair with some water using the spray bottle. Use the brush to pull your hair into a ponytail and bring it in line with your ears. Be sure to spray any errant bumps with hairspray and use a comb to smoothen them.
Next, pull the ponytail through the bun doughnut. The doughnut is now sitting at your head with the ponytail hanging through the opening. Spread your ponytail over the doughnut, fully covering it. Secure the bun by placing a hair tie around it.
After tucking loose ends under the bun, place a thin bun hairnet over the entire bun and secure it in place using hairpins. Apply hairspray for your final touches.
There you go! When you want to add flair to your dance or ballerina clothes, styling your hair bun with impressive hair accessories is a great way to do it.
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