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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 FIVE:

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

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 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.

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!