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BALLET BUN TUTORIAL


STEP ONE:

Brush hair into a high ponytail.







STEP TWO:

Using a water spray bottle or dip comb in water, comb hair back towards ponytail.  This is the correct angle of comb to pull hair back tightly.











STEP THREE:

Using cheap gel (it works great), place all over head. Pay particular attention to all the stray wispy bits behind ears and base of scalp.  Use lots!








STEP FOUR:

Comb the gel into the hair using the correct angle for the comb.







STEP FIVE:

Hairspray all over hair and smooth in with palm to get the smoothest look.






STEP SIX:

Divide ponytail into two sections and wet each section and twirl.  For ease you can gel each section but it is not necessary.






STEP SEVEN:

Keep twirling one section until it sits on the scalp.  Using a U-shaped hair pin, stab it vertically down on the very edge of twirl.





STEP EIGHT:

Push hair pin down so it is flush with scalp and slide in.  Repeat many times as you go around to the other side.





STEP NINE:

Repeat with other twirl also travelling in a clockwise direction.










STEP TEN:

Go all the way around until in a bun.  

Tip: Last little bits that are really skinny, use the U-shaped hair pin like a crocodile eating the hair and push in horizontally.








STEP ELEVEN:

Place Bun net over the bun catching all little stray wisps.






STEP TWELVE:

Depending on the size of the bun net and bun,  you may have to twist and fold back over.  Then clip the net in with more pins in at least four different places.






THE FINISHED BUN:

It should ideally be diagonally opposite the chin and just visible from the front at the top of the head.

Note the shine of the hair from the use of lots of gel!