How to Create a Ballerina Bun

A ballerina bun is cute way to style your hair. This works best with light-weight to medium weight hair that falls to the collar-bone or longer.

Here is how you create the ballerina bun.

This works best with day-old hair so the pins do not slip out.

Start off by spritzing you hair lightly with water, then with a thickening spray. Create a rough, slightly messy texture by blow drying your hair using your fingers.


Pull your hair up high into a high ponytail on the top of your head. Keep it at the centre and not too close to your forehead. Use an elastic band to secure the ponytail.

Brush your ponytail backwards with a soft bristle brush.

Spritz with some hairspray and then brush it out. If your hair still feels slippery it means you haven’t back-brushed it enough.

Twirl the ponytail around your head and pin it. Check to make sure you like the positioning before securing the ballerina bun into place with additional hair pins.