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Pretty Simple :: Big Ballerina Bun

August 1st, 2012

Big Bun Tutorial | Camille Styles

Do you all have a go-to hair style for those mornings when  you don’t feel like spending more than 90 seconds on your entire outfit? For me, a bun at the nape of my neck is always a safe bet, and even on days when I do put a lot of thought into my hair, it still always winds up in a low bun by lunch time.  Which is why I’m excited for today’s tutorial in which Martha Lynn proves that my comfort hairdo has a slightly-more-glamorous (and a whole lot larger) big sister, and after seeing the super easy step-by-step, I’m not so afraid to give her a try. Follow the jump to see how it’s done!

Big Bun Tutorial | Camille Styles

  1. Start with hair in a classic ponytail. We chose to begin with a deep side part. Slide the mesh donut onto the ponytail, up around the elastic.
  2. Tease ponytail in sections to add texture, then spray each section.
  3. Roll sections inward, and tuck behind the mesh donut. Secure with bobby pins.
  4. Repeat with remaining ponytail sections all the way around the donut. Spray entire bun.

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  1. I love this…will have to try it!

  2. I recently purchased on of these and it has been my go-to on humid days! No more teeny bun for me 🙂

    I also wore it to a wedding and got so many compliments!

  3. Beautiful! I’ll have to try it with the mesh – looks so cute on you!

    Nook & Sea

  4. I recently changed my hairstyle to a pompadour and i am all about teasing the hair! Its such a useful trick to making your hair stay in a particular place and shape. When my hair get’s a tad longer, I’ll be trying this bun for sure. It looks beautiful.

  5. Cheryl says:

    I love updo’s! I have my own version of the “I’m late to work Messy updo” featured on a post I did here Your looks much neater than mine though!

  6. I’ve seen so many of these buns with the sock, but could never get it to work right…I’ll have to try the mesh version!! Looks lovely!

  7. I LOVE a big ballerina bun! Looks gorgeous on you!

  8. jin says:

    you make it look so simple! i’ll have to try this out! 🙂

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  10. Meagan says:

    love your bun! looks perfection! great blog
    xoxo Meagan

  11. Liz says:

    I looove this! I actually got mine at H&M for $3.95 and it really makes a wonderful lush ballerina bun!

  12. GORGEOUS! I also love low vintage inspired updos for everyday but have a hard time making my fine hair look pouffy enough. What a great trick!!

  13. Melinda says:

    Where do u purchase this mesh donut???

  14. Love this! Will definitely be giving it a try!

  15. donna says:

    My hair is so thin that even using a small donut, I can barely get my hair to cover it. I can’t figure out how yours looks so smooth after you’ve teased it. I will just have to practice because I only managed to get it looking decent 1 out of 5 trys.

  16. Lindsey says:

    I haven’t tried this method yet for the ballerina bun! You make it look very easy so I’ll definitely have to give it a shot! The bun looks great on you!

  17. Martha Lynn Kale says:

    So glad you all are loving this post… Have any of you tried it out?!

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  20. claudia says:

    i love it is perfect for mitch marsh

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  22. Darcia Darcy says:

    This is super easy and beautiful. I have done this several times now with good results.

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