Depending on the structure of your hair, the ballet bun may come as a challenging task. Whether if it is for daily ballet class or a performance, the below video shows one way that I have found to secure hair in a ballet bun.
This video was on a dancer with long, thin, fine hair.
If hair is thicker, try some of these tips to secure the hair better:
If hair is thinner or shorter, try some of these tips to secure the hair better:
If your daughter's hair is too short for a high bun, talk with your teacher about the best options that they prefer to secure it back.
If your teacher requires a high bun with no bangs, then you will need slick them back with gel/hairspray, or pin tightly out of the face.
FOR CLASS, AbunDANCE requires a slicked back, secure bun. No whispies and limited bangs. Talk to your teacher if you are unsure if your hair or bun fits the dress code.
The practical reasons the hair needs to be off of the face is because:
FOR PERFORMANCES, AbunDANCE requires a hair pulled off of the face in a slicked back, completely secure high bun. The bun should be right at the crown, not on the tip top of the head but above ear level or high enough to see when looking straight on). It needs to be entirely secure with bobby pins/hairspray and gel. Make sure bobby pins will not come out while dancing by shaking head back and forth and see if it feels loose.
No whispies. No bangs. No colored hair bands. No barrettes or clips.
*NOTE: Please be considerate of others who have scent and chemical sensitivities. Try to choose hairspray and gel without heavy fragrance. Thank you!