The ballerina bun, or sock bun, is sophisticated, simple and above all glamorous, which is definitely up in my alley. The past couple of months I am trying to give my hair a rest as much as I can, as it got a huge shock going from platina to dark brown and I want to use little to no hairstyling products such as hairspray. Using no hairspray means that I barely wear the glamorous '30s/'40s curls that you're used of me; I have heavy hair and it doesn't quite hold the curls on its own. I'm sure a familiar problem with many of you.
Even though I haven't worn true vintage in ages (more about that in another post), I still want to ooze that yesteryear 'vibe' in my appearance. The ballerina bun reminds me a little of the 1960s and is a hairstyle that is my go-to lately, especially now that my country is ravaged by a very heavy July storm with wind, thunder and rain galore - not to mention falling trees and branches everywhere. I was planning to have adventurous hikes in the forests a lot, this summer, but warnings have been given not to go into the woods, as it's very dangerous for obvious reasons. But better weather is on its way!
This hairstyle is still kind of glamorous when you're soaking wet, which is a win for me, much different than droopy curls that feel so horribly sticky and hard when the hairspray comes into contact with rain. Sounds familiar? Or is it just me because I use almost a whole can!? Alright.
I achieve the ballerina bun hairstyle with a hair donut that I bought at the H&M, and although I started with a small one that I wore in the nape of my neck, I switched to a XL hair donut now that my hair is long enough to be tucked around the donut completely. I also wear it higher on the back of my head, and I just love the volume it gives. For a bit of change, I like to switch between adorning the bun with hairflowers, scarfs or by wearing mini berets. This hairstyle looks amazing with cat eye sunglasses, too!
Hair donut instructions
Do you sometimes wear you hair like this aswell?