Here at cultureHQ we love the fragile femininity of the ballet inspired trend, most notably the ballet bun. Applicable to any occasion and outfit we’ve loved the resurgence of the beautiful bun specifically when spiced up with a modern edge so we were beyond thrilled to see it one of the first hair trends to strut down the 2012 MBFF catwalk. Under the reins of Redken Hair Director Maria Ardino the traditional ballet buns were given a bit of an edge by incorporating a wet look finish.
Follow this simple step-by-step and channel your inner Black Swan…
1. Dampen hair with water. Using a comb, divide hair into a middle part then starting with nape of head, section the hair into three parts.
2. Fully coat each section with Redken Hardwear 16 super-strong sculpting gel for strong hold and a ‘wet look’ finish. Using a brush, paint the gel through roots to ends ensuring the hair is completely covered.
3. Comb each section to ensure hair is smooth. Tie off nape section at base then bring in two remaining sections to create a smooth ponytail.
4. Apply Glass 01 smoothing serum to head and ponytail for added shine and smooth with brush.
5. Tie end of ponytail with a transparent elastic band. This will keep the smooth hold of hair. Then twist ponytail from end until it is tight and wrap back towards head to form bun.
6. Starting with the end section of ponytail, use bobby pins to secure around the bun.
7. To tame fly-always, finish this look with Redken Fashion Work 12 versatile working spray for a high shine result.
1. Redken Hardwear 16 super-strong sculpting gel $29.95 (RRP)
2. Redken Glass 01 smoothing serum $27.50 (RRP)
3. Redken Fashion Work 12 versatile working spray $26.95 (RRP)