There’s no better way to beat the heat, than let your long tresses rest on your head in the form of a clean slick bun. While some do it the French way, others simply roll up their hair to keep the tress-mess away from the eyes or the forehead. We know you are itching to try the ballerina bun hairstyle, witnessed on the runway during Whitney Pozgay’s Fall winter 2012 collection presentation during Fashion week held at Yotel in Manhattan on February 9th in New York city.
Her collection portrayed her love for the Pre-moon era, the 60’s fashion and the cult classic Sci-Fi films. The collection features classic silhouettes, vintage patterns and prints on silk, jacquards with a retro feel, vibrant wools and the likes.
The ballerina bun / sock bun updo is worth giving a shot, as its classy, sophisticated and perfect for your beach holiday. Rather than wearing it on your crown or the nape of your neck, wear it to the side and leave a lasting impression. Wear it to a party, on a beach with a sundress or surprise your friends during a casual lunch. We can hear you deep breath as your curiosity is at its peak, but to cool you down we are helping you out with a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this hairstyle.
Hairstyle How To: Side Ballerina Bun / Sock Bun
You will need:
- Tail comb
- Elastic bands
- Dress sock
- Bobby pins
- Wash your hair thoroughly and use conditioner for a smoother feel.
- Blow dry your hair till completely dry.
- Using the brush, detangle the hair till you achieve absolutely smooth and knot-free hair.
- Use styling foam or mousse and blow dry the hair in an upward direction.
- Tie a high ponytail above the ear on one side, taking all your hair together. Secure it tightly with a hair-tie.
- To achieve a ballerina bun, take a dress sock. Roll it from the top to bottom uniformly, till the bottom of the tip. Cut the toe from the sock and make sure there are no lumps while rolling.
- Now, have your ponytail go through the hole made in the sock. The sock donut should go to the start of the ponytail and fit tight on each side of the head.
- Spread the hair around the donut and make sure the donut is not visible.
- Secure the hair around the donut with a hairband and make sure the hair is tight and the bun does not get messy. Tuck in any loose hair falling outside.
- Use another hair-tie to secure the ends of your hair to the base of the bun. All the hair should be going in one direction and the loose ends can further be secured using bobby pins.
- Spritz some finishing spray, so that the look is neat and the bun remains in place.
- Your ballerina bun is ready and you are good to go!
- Make sure every small strand is made to settle down using bobby pins.
- Your fingers should work in coordination while pinning up the bun and twisting the ponytail around.
- Make sure you don’t poke your scalp while inserting pins.
- Experiment with two side buns, or many buns on your head.
- Accessorize your ballerina bun with flowers, beads or anything eye-catchy.
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