Ballet Bun 101

Bun 101 - Olivia Culpo

P.S. How cute is the Tasha leopard bun shaper from Nordstrom!

My #1 BUN pick of all time goes to the incredible Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012. She looked stunning in her deep cut, long sleeved, velvety, floor length gown. Her breathtaking bun allowed her dress, and her face {& personality} to shine! She's an idol of mine for more than just her beauty.

I have to say, I feel quite qualified to write this post. As a former ballerina, I've created quite a few hair buns in my day! Monday - Saturday for 15 years, and sometimes even on Sunday. Bobby pins, gel, hair spray, and ponytail holders quickly became my best friends! The process evolved into a precise science of twisting and pinning, spraying and gelling. 

When the ballet bun {or sock bun} craze first started I wanted nothing to do with it, to be honest. When you're forced to pin your hair up in a pretty circular shape each and every day, you become quite okay with your hair being down. To me, the bun, was a staple of hard work and a part of my daily uniform.

But...

Today, I embrace the bun, especially on days, like today, where my hair is on it's last leg and in need of a lather and a scrub. In order to make the process faster and in an effort to use bobby pins sparingly, I purchased my first bun shaper. I have very thick, long hair, so a more cumbersome bun shaper works well for me. Socks and pantyhose are cheaper alternatives and better for shorter hair!

Although the bun shaper's role is to assist in the creative process, it takes some time to tame the beast called The Bun. Easier bun-making details: coarser hair, dirty {but not oily} hair, dry shampoo, hair that is all one length, long hair, hair-sprayed hair and, of course, a mastered technique!

HOW TO:
  1. TIE HAIR INTO HIGH PONYTAIL - pull ponytail tight
  2. SPRAY TOP AND BOTTOM OF HAIR WITH HAIRSPRAY - no flyaways!
  3. PULL PONYTAIL THROUGH BUN SHAPER
  4. SLIDE BUN SHAPER TO TOP OF HAIR - holding your ponytail & shaper above your head
  5. TUCK HAIR INTO BUN SHAPER WHILE ROLLING IT TOWARDS YOUR HEAD
  6. {all hair should now be secure and bun like}
  7. USE BOBBY PINS IF NEEDED TO PIN DOWN ESCAPING HAIRS
  8. SPRAY WITH HAIRSPRAY & SHINE SPRAY - for all day staying power
- You're all done! -

2 comments

  1. Thanks girl! I know we talked about me starting one a loooong time ago - I hope that everyone will enjoy and hopefully it will evolve into something I can create full-time. Thanks for your support!!

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