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Posted on: April 21, 2011

What is a hair Bun?
A bun (also known as a bobtail) is a type of hairstyle, typically worn by women, where the hair is pulled back from the face, twisted or plaited, and wrapped in a circular coil around itself, typically on the back of the head or neck. They can either be secured with a hairpiece, a hairnet and bobby pins. They may be tightly gathered or slightly messier and more informal. Buns, like ponytails, may cause headaches if worn too tight or up too high on the head.
Men are not often seen wearing them, but they can do so. This may be because they are using it in a practical way such as in sport or using it in a formal way.
Also known as a “ballet bun,” this hairstyle is used by nearly all female ballet dancers and some male ballet dancers, with a few notable exceptions. Ballet dancers often use hairnets and bobby pins to make the bun as tight and neat as possible. This is especially important while turning, as loose buns may fall out and the bun has to look presentable.

How to Make the Perfect Bun
1. Apply the gel of your choice through your hair. To get the “slick” look, use a gel marketed to athletes (such as Dep). This type of gel usually helps fight humidity and calms the frizzies, especially in curly hair

2. Secure your hair in a ponytail using a ponytail holder. Position the ponytail about where you want the bun to lay. If you are going for an elegant look, set the ponytail lower down. For a dance performance or work around the house, set it a bit higher

3. Twist the tail either in two sections or one (For people who have longer, thicker hair may want to separate the tail into 2 pieces). Guide the twist into a coil around the ponytail holder. For people with longer, thicker hair, bobby-pin the coil into place as you wind it around and around the ponytail holder. People with shorter, thinner hair can often get away with winding and twisting the coil first and then inserting bobby pins about 45 degrees apart from each other (think of your bun as a circle)

4. Make sure to secure the end of the ponytail to the bun with a bobby pin

5. To continue with that sleek, pulled back look, you may opt to wrap a hairnet that matches your hair around the bun. This will keep any stray hairs in place and is especially crucial if you are putting your hair in a bun to go exercising (so it will not fall out of place). Secure the hairnet with more bobby pins

6. Smooth down with more gel or sprits if prefered


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