The three critical points in having the best bun possible are: 1. It is just about impossible to have a smooth ponytail with clean, dry hair. 2. Bobby pins and hairspray are vital. 3. Flat and big is ideal; you don't want to have a baseball sitting on your head. A bun may not seem like a big deal, but trust me, it is. When you are having a bad hair day, it throws you off and distracts you throughout class. To avoid this, I do my hair when it's wet or when it's not freshly washed and then spray it with water. This helps to get all my hair going in one direction and to have more of a grip.
To start, I slick my hair back in a ponytail at the crown of my head and secure with an elastic. Now this is where you can have some fun. Doing the same style bun over and over isn't too exciting, so I enjoy finding new ways to do my bun. You can look through these videos on YouTube to see different bun techniques. Once you have secured your bun with your never-ending supply of bobby pins, you are ready for the glue. Glue, a.k.a. hairspray, holds down all those baby hairs that like to stick straight up off your head. When I have a important rehearsal, audition, or performance, I can never use too much hairspray. At the end of the day, I've got a hemet made of hairspray. You can always add little flowers, bows, headbands, etc., but a "slicked back bun"is the most classic and simple way to style your hair.
|Less classical bun, but cool! (credits to ladylifehacks.com)|