Many folks have been asking me how to put their child’s hair in a bun. Below are step by step instructions. Creating a neat hair bun is not hard, all you really need is lots of hair gel and a hair net. Also, dirty hair holds better. Don’t wash your child’s hair the day before pictures or the recital. The oil in their hair will help the hair styles hold better.
Hair nets should match your child’s hair color. We have several colors on sale in our dance shop and we also sell Bun “donuts” to help create a beautiful full, round bun even with shorter of fine hair.
Please let me know if you have any questions about how to style your child’s hair. I am happy to help.
Thank you, Miss Carrie
How to do your Hair in a Ballet Bun
Spray bottle filled with waterHair Brush- old-fashioned bristle brushes work best, not the vented kind
- To start, spray hair with water and use fingers to comb hair gel through hair. You really can’t have too much hair gel, so don’t hold back. Gather the hair and pull it back.
- Use the brush to smooth out any bumpy or uneven areas. Form a ponytail at the back of the head. The position of the ponytail determines where the bun will be. If you would like a low bun pull the pony tail down to the nape of the neck. Because some classes have hats or headpieces a low bun or one at the back of the head rather than a high bun is preferred.
- Use an elastic hairband to secure the ponytail. A tidy ponytail with hair pulled back snuggly is the key to a good bun.
- Apply more water and/or gel to the pony tail to smooth hair out. Twist the ponytail.
- Coil the ponytail into a tight circle around the hair elastic.
- Use hair pins all around the bun to secure it to the head. Pushing the pins in straight and then giving a little twist and push to catch the hair helps to really hold the bun.
- Wrap a fine hair net that matches your hair color around the bun. The hair net should be twisted and wrapped around the bun until in covers it tightly. Add more hair pins around the bun to secure it.
- For extra hold, when bun is secure use hair spray.
Check out this video for more help with making a hair bun:
How to make a ballet bun
How To Style & Maintain The Man Bun
The man bun is a simple hairstyle to get, but it requires regular maintenance to make sure it doesn’t get too greasy or unhealthy. Most hair experts recommend washing your hair a maximum of two or three times a week because shampoos strip your hair of its natural oils. To have the healthiest hair possible, only shampoo your hair every few days.
So what do you do on the other days, you ask? Two words: dry shampoo. This stuff will be your new best friend…literally. For those of you new to hair product, dry shampoo is a powder – usually in the form of a spray – that works as a “shampoo” but preserves your hair’s oils. Basically, the powder sucks the grease from your roots leaving the natural oils in the rest of your locks while simultaneously giving you volume and making you look like you just washed your hair. Mind blowing, we know.