Wedding Hair How-To: The Braided Ballerina Bun


Today we present a wedding hair how-to for the braided ballerina bun.

One of the key aspects of creating a chic and stylish wedding day look is choosing the perfect wedding hairstyle so that you have amazing wedding hair on your wedding day.

Since braided hairstyles are among the most popular choices for wedding day hair, we have presented several DIY wedding hairstyle tutorials for braided hairstyles, including the rope braid updo the DIY hair tutorial for braided wedding hair for beginnersthe  DIY messy fishtail braid wedding hairstyle tutorialthe wedding hair DIY for the interwoven 3-strand braidthe the messy 5-strand braid tutorial and How to French Braid Bangs.  

Here is a how to tutorial for the ballerina bun, from

Let’s face it. At one point all of us had aspirations to be a ballerina. Who wouldn’t want to twirl around in a tutu and ballet slippers? For most, this dream is just that — a dream. However, just because we aren’t destined to star in Swan Lake doesn’t mean we can’t look the part. One way you can channel your inner ballerina princess is by donning the signature hairstyle. Makeup and hair pro Emma Willis of Contour Fossa shows us how to rock the braided ballerina bun so we can look every bit the part of a graceful dancer.


Step 1. Section off a two-inch piece of hair from the front of your head. Pull the rest of your hair up into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic band.

Step 2. Pull a 1/2-inch piece of hair from the front side and split into two separate pieces. Pull a 1/4-inch section out of the ponytail and start braiding with the other two pieces of hair.

Step 3. Continue braiding, using the French braid technique of gradually adding pieces to the braid as you work your way around the head. Stop once you have pulled all the hair from the pony.

Step 4. Wrap the braid into a bun and secure with bobby pins. For a fuller look, loosen the bun with your fingers. Finish the look by spraying the hairstyle with a strong-hold hairspray (we recommend L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray).

Would you try this ballerina bun? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Photographer: Joshua M. Shelton
Makeup: Emma Willis
Model: Deven Hopp