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Photos by  Post design by Kristin Ess

Hello lovelies! Today we’re showing you how to create a hybrid of our two favorite things– a bun and a braid. Certainly you’ve racked up some mileage on Ballerina Bun Airlines. Perhaps you’re bored and want to put a new twist on  things…? This is the perfect way to keep it simple + fresh. This could be amazing for those mornings you’re rushing to work, or you can pop in a sparkly bow where the bun and braid meet for an adorable holiday party updo! Quick, pretty and polished. Who doesn’t love that?

Photos by Post designed by Kristin Ess

TOOLS: water based pomade, 2 clear elastic ponytail holders, a comb or teasing brush, bobby pins.

  1. Flip your head over and put a little bit of pomade at the root. I like to do this because it makes the hair easier to braid by giving a little bit of soft/flexible hold. Braids are less likely to slip out when you use this.
  2. With your head still flipped, braid from the base of your neck going up to the crown area. Stop where you want the bun to start.
  3. When you reach your stopping point with the braid, tie the 3 braid pieces off with a clear elastic.
  4. You should still be upside down at this point. Now gather all of your hair into a high ponytail. Flip right-side-up and make sure it’s centered, then tie it off with your other clear elastic.
  5. Tease the hair with a comb or a teasing brush.
  6. Pin it into a classic bun shape. If you need help with this last step, click here. You could also top this off with the “Fun Bun” if you’d rather. (Last but never least, a light veil of hairspray is optional!)

Xx Kristin


This is both Lauren and my favorite look right now for so many reasons. It’s classic, it’s quick, it can make you look taller, and you can wear it with almost anything! The ballerina bun can be worn high up on the top of your head or down lower near the back of your neck. Either way, our favorite “go-to-do” for anyone with collar bone length hair or longer.

• Tools: 1″ barrell curling iron, clear elastic or pony tail holder, smoothing + updo brush, 4-6 large bobby pins, firm holding hairspray.

• Using a 1 inch curling iron quickly curl all of your hair under.

• Flip hair over and gather into a high ponytail securing with an elastic or ponytail holder.

• Using your smoothing brush, back comb (lightly tease) hair. (This will help the bun look more voluminous!)

• Twist hair and wrap around the base to create your bun shape.

• Insert bobby pins along the base of the bun, securing it to your head.

• Spray all over with a firm holding hairspray and smooth down fly-aways.

TIP: I like to shake my head side to side to make sure it’s really secure before I finish.