Perfect the Ballerina Bun

Celebrity Hairstylist Kevin Mancuso, who has worked with A-listers like Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts and Taylor Swift, offers his tips for achieving the perfect, ballerina bun:

“Natalie’s look in the movie is starkly dramatic, and, while gorgeous on screen, may be too severe in real life.” said Mancuso. “Make the ballerina bun your own by playing with different heights and varying degrees of tightness until you find the look that is most flattering.”

· This style works best on second-day hair. The natural oils from your scalp act as a natural smoothing agent and help this sleek style stay in place. So skip the shampoo today.
· Slightly dampen hair and run a dime-size amount of Nexxus Sleek Finish Frizz Taming Silkening Lotion to lock-out frizz and flyaways.

· Brush hair neatly back off your face and secure in a high ponytail right where you want the bun to be.
· Comb through the ponytail to eliminate any frizz and then twist the tail portion into a tight rope and wrap around the ponytail base.
· Tuck ends in and use bobby pins to secure.

· Lightly spray the bun and surrounding hair with a strong hold hairspray like Nexxus Maxximum Super Hold Styling & Finishing Mist.