One thing that the school insists on however, is a proper ballet bun for the showcase. A ballet bun differs from an ordinary one in that it must be tight enough to withstand all of the jumps and twirls without falling apart. Once you know a few simple tricks, it's quick and easy to do.
First make sure to have the proper supplies on hand. You will need: a hair elastic, a hair net that closely matches the hair color, some hair pins, a spray bottle of water, and hair spray.
Once you have assembled your supplies you are ready to begin.
Start by putting the hair into a very high ponytail. Make sure the hair is as smooth as possible.
Next proceed as if you were making a regular bun. Twist the ponytail and wrap it around the outside of the hair elastic, pinning as you go.
Now it is time to strengthen the bun, so it will stand up to dancing. Place the hairnet on top of the bun. It will be much too large. Pull the hairnet tight, twist the extra net, and tuck it into the bottom edge of the bun. Pin it in several places. It should be nearly impossible to see.
Spritz any stray hairs with water, and then give the whole head a coat of hairspray. Your little dancer will look the part. Let's hope she'll remember the steps!
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