How Do You Do a Ballet Bun With Short Hair?


Want to learn how to do a ballet bun with short hair? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Ballet buns are a classic hairstyle that is often seen in the ballet studio and on stage. The good news is that even if you have short hair, you can still create this look.

Before you attempt to do a ballet bun with your own hair, it’s important to ensure that your hair is prepped properly. Start by using a detangler or leave-in conditioner to make sure your locks are as smooth and tangle-free as possible.

Then, use a brush or comb to create a neat center part and brush all of your hair back into a ponytail at the nape of your neck.

Next, secure the ponytail with an elastic band or bobby pins. You may need to use more than one of either depending on how thick your hair is. If your hair doesn’t feel secure in the elastic band or pins, you can use hairspray for added hold.

Once your ponytail is secure, it’s time to start twisting it into a bun shape. Begin by taking small sections at the base of the ponytail and wrapping them around each other until they form a tight coil shape. Then, carefully wrap this shape around itself until it forms an even tighter coil around the base of your ponytail.

Adding Accessories:

To complete the look and add extra security for performance pieces, you can add additional accessories such as hair pins or elastics. You can also braid pieces of extra hair from around the edges of the bun and tuck them in for added effect.


Doing a ballet bun with short hair may seem intimidating at first but with practice, anyone can master this classic look! Just remember to prep and secure your hair properly before attempting any type of updo hairstyle.