We all love a good ballerina bun. And with the help of Byrdie, our favorite hair guru Jen Atkin shows us an easy way to achieve just that.
- Start with dry hair. Beginning with freshly-washed hair will leave you with a sleeker, more polished look, while second-day hair will give a more textured finish.
- Next, put your hair in a ponytail and smooth any bumps with a brush (Atkin used a natural boar bristle brush ($120) by Mason Pearson).
- After your ponytail is secured, brush it out. If your hair is prone to frizziness, you can add a smoothing serum, like Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil ($38), to your strands.
- Pull the ends of your hair through a bun-making hair tool (Atkin used ‘The Wrap Up’ Hair Styling Sponge ($12) by Sarah Potempa).
- Roll the hair tool towards your head, all the way to the base of the ponytail.
- Twist the hair tool in a circle so the ends touch (some tools may require you to tie or clasp the ends together).
- Make sure all the stray hairs are tucked into the bun, then use French hairpins to secure the bun in place.
- And there you have it—a chic, modern update on your classic ballerina bun!