How to Put Hair in a Perfect Ballet Bun - Illustrated!
So it's dance recital season (not to mention prom and other fun formal events), so that means it's time to break out all the tools and skills necessary to put your child's hair in the perfect bun. I've worked on this skill now for a couple of years and have gathered some tips from the pros - other mommies. Now I offer you a tutorial in how to make a great bun!
Bonus: this tutorial is illustrated!!!
1. Start with dirty hair, not clean. I know this sounds crazy, but the whole "do" will hold a lot better if the gel and hairspray have something to hold to.
2. Gather all your supplies and keep them close. You don't want to be looking for a bobby pin while you're trying to hold a piece of hair in place with your hand.
3. Practice before the big day. By the fourth time I'd made a bun in one week, I was a pro!!
4. If your child's hair is too thin to make a good bun or ponytail, consider using a hair accessory or a sock/pantyhose underneath the bun. Ask me how!!
__ strong rubber band for ponytail
__ small, long tube (like masacara tube)
__ hair-colored bobby pins
__ hair-colored hairnet (optional)
1. Run your hairbrush under water and comb your child's hair. Get a small dollop of gel and run it through your child's hair, all the way around.
2. Using a comb, gather hair at the crown of the head into a ponytail. Secure with one or two strong rubberbands.
3. Divide the hair into thirds. (top, left side, right side)
4. Take the top third and spray hairspray to the front and back of the hair section.
5. Roll the hair section around the tube of mascara until you get to the head.
6. Secure the hair section with bobby pins. (You really can't use too many when making the perfect bun!)
7. Repeat steps 4-6 with the other two sections.
8. Close the two gaps between each of the three sections using bobby pins.
9. Spray with hairspray.
10. Put on your hairnet if so desired, and secure with bobby pins.
Elapsed time: 10 minutes! You can do it!!