6 Steps to Creating a Cool-Girl Ballerina Bun
Modern remakes don’t always succeed; occasionally, however, an update can breathe new life into a tried-and-true classic. Case in point: the traditional ballerina bun. Armed with a boar bristle brush and one very modern hair tool, we enlisted celeb hairstylist Jen Atkin to help us put a fresh twist on the Prima Donna-inspired style.
Flip through the slideshow to see our step-by-step tutorial for creating a modern ballerina bun!
Step Two: Put Your Hair In A Ponytail
Next, put your hair in a ponytail and smooth any bumps with a brush (Atkin used a natural boar bristle brush ($120) by Mason Pearson).
Step Three: Smooth Hair
After your ponytail is secured, brush it out. If your hair is prone to frizziness, you can add a smoothing serum, like Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil ($38), to your strands.
Step Four: Pull Through
Pull the ends of your hair through a bun-making hair tool (Atkin used ‘The Wrap Up’ Hair Styling Sponge ($12) by Sarah Potempa).
And don’t forget to check out her website, Mane Addicts, for daily hairspiration!
Photographer: Chris Patey
Hairstylist: Jen Atkin
Makeup: Lauren Andersen
Fashion Director: Laurie Trott
Model: Mary Carls