How to Pull Off a Chic Ballerina Bun Like @laurenconrad

For years, the high bun has been making a fashion statement. It’s a comfortable style that can create a classy look for a black tie affair. Just look at Sarah Jessica Parker during her “Sex in the City” days; she could rock a bun with any outfit.

The high bun is a sweet style and takes just minutes to put together. Many women may think their hair is too thin. However, with a little help from a foam hair donut, anyone can have the full-bun do. All you need is a comb, hair donut, two elastic ties and hairpins. Once you’ve gathered your supplies, follow these quick steps to get that classy look you’re looking for.

  1. Pull your hair up into a ponytail – Make it tight, so the style lasts all day. Place the cusp of the tail where you want the bun. Don’t worry about a few stray hairs that fall down. That just adds chic to the look.
  2. Slide a hair donut over the ponytail – Push your hair through the donut hole and press the sponge against your head.
  3. Fan the ponytail over the donut to create the bun – You are turning the ponytail inside out over the foam. When you find the center of your ponytail, smooth it down around the insert. Make sure to cover the surface of the donut completely. You don’t want any foam peeking out.
  4. Secure the hair by sliding an elastic tie over the top of the donut – It pulls the strands tight around the foam.
  5. Twist the hair sticking out around the donut and tuck it under the foam – This allows you to pin the twisted ends into place.

You might need a little hairspray to tighten it all up and smooth it out. The finished look should be sleek looking. Keeping it a little messy around your face and neck gives the style a little sex appeal, but you don’t want it to look shabby, so don’t go crazy!

Life is tricky enough. Balancing work, home and fun takes smarts, but your hair should be something that adds to your look without adding stress to your life. The high bun gives the impression you just threw your hair up without even thinking about it, but you are too classy to be sloppy.

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