The ballerina bun has remained a staple through the years because it oozes elegance and class. There is so much history behind this hairstyle tracking back to Ancient Greece where women wore them as a status symbol. The Chinese on the other hand used it to show marital status, married women wore their hair in a bun while the single ladies wore theirs in a braid.
Buns made their way into popular culture through movies such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Dancers and ballerinas like Misty Copeland, Michaela Deprince, Janet Collins and many more wear it for its dual practicality. It keeps hair away from their faces and adds to the graceful ballerina aesthetic.
We are seeing a surge of stylists pairing their apparel with clean sleeked back hair like the ballerina bun. However it returns with a tiny twist as shown at the Valentino A/W17 Fashion Show in Paris.
The perfectly sculptured bun was positioned slightly below the crown and completed with smoothed down baby hairs on either side of the hairline which elevated this look to dashing heights.
“The chignon’s position at the crown lengthens the neck” hair extraordinaire Guido explains. It not only looks great while boosting your posture its appeal lies in its simplicity to achieve.
- Douse clean hair with a moisturising spray.
- Comb up into a firm ponytail then twist the length into a perfect chignon.
- Gently pull out a few strands of wispy hair from the hairline and smooth them done.