How Do You Do a Ballet Bun With Long Hair?


Creating the perfect ballet bun is a skill that every dancer must have in their repertoire. It’s easy to learn, but can be tricky to master.

Long hair can be especially difficult to manage when creating a classical ballet bun. Follow these steps and you’ll have your perfect ballet bun in no time!

Step 1: Gather Supplies.

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary tools. You’ll need a brush or comb, elastics, bobby pins, hairspray, and optionally, some gel or mousse for extra hold.

Step 2: Start With Clean Hair.

Make sure your hair is freshly washed and conditioned before beginning. Dirty hair will be harder to brush through and style, so it’s best to start with clean hair for the best results.

Step 3: Brush Through Thoroughly.

Use your brush or comb to make sure all knots are removed from your hair, from root to tip. If you have thick or curly hair, use a wide-toothed comb or detangling spray for easier brushing.

Step 4: Pull Hair Back.

Gather all of your hair in one hand and pull it into a tight ponytail at the crown of your head. Secure it with an elastic band that matches your hair color. If you want a higher bun, pull the ponytail higher up on the head.

Step 5: Twist The Ponytail And Wrap It Around The Base.

Take the ponytail in both hands and twist it until it forms a tight rope-like shape. Then wrap it around the base of the ponytail until all of the ends are tucked away and secure with bobby pins. Make sure there are no bumps or lumps as this will ruin the look of your bun.

Step 6: Smooth Out Any Flyaway Hairs.

Finally, use hairspray or gel to smooth out any flyaway hairs and give your bun extra hold throughout the day. You should now have a perfectly polished ballet bun!


Creating a perfect classical ballet bun may seem intimidating at first but with practice and patience anyone can master this skill! With long hair it can be especially challenging but following these steps will help you get that perfect ballet look every time!