Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pinwheel Bun Hairstyle Tutorial

A Fancy "Ballerina Bun" 

Pinwheel Bun Tutorial princesshairstyles.com
Today's hair tutorial shows how to create a bun using a "bun maker or bun foundation" (which the Princess calls a hair donut.) As you can see, this bun is not your standard ballet bun, but much more unique and interesting!

The Princess has worn this bun several times since we filmed the tutorial, and each time has received many compliments and lots of attention.  I'm sure you will too! And, although this hairstyle looks quite intricate and difficult to create, it is actually very easy (which is always a plus.) 
 
ballerina bun
Supplies needed:

* 1 bun foundation, bun maker, hair donut, bun sock, or similar.  (There are many varieties of these available.) We purchased ours at Sally Beauty Supply and I remember it being around $3-$4.  I have also seen them at Walgreens and online at Amazon: Conair Bun Maker Set.  For us, it was worth purchasing because we actually use it quite often.  If you would rather not spend any money, you could always cut the toe out of a sock and roll it up to form the donut shape.  I would recommend finding something similar to the color of your hair.

* 1 elastic or hair tie

* several bobby pins

* medium length hair (or longer)

* gel or pomade (optional)

* approx 10 minutes


Pinwheel Bun Tutorial:
(Be sure to watch the Princess and her Dad in a fun video ending on this one lol.)



This twisted pinwheel bun (or chignon) would be great for many occasions: Dance recitals, ballet, figure skating, gymnastics, Prom, Homecoming, sports, work, or school.  Wouldn't this be a cute "Dance Moms" hairstyle?  To see a very simplified version of a perfect ballet bun, click here: ballet bun

P.S. When you take the bun out, you will be left with waves (as shown below) which make a cute second day style.  ;)

curly ponytail

20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, LOVE THIS ONE! :) I will try this on my girls hair, thank you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is so cute! How do you get it out, though? Just keep unwrapping it?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yep, after you unpin the end, it will unwrap quite easily.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am curious as to what you did with the front of her hair. I hate the way my daughters hair looks just slicked back into a ponytail

    ReplyDelete
  5. LOL!!! i had a great laugh at the last part of the video, I loved how your princess laughed at the end while your husband is talking. Oh Kori, no need to hypnotize us...I will always like & give a thumbs up on your tutorials!
    Oh by the way, my daughter had a great hair make over!! She had a haircut, hair color for the first time!!! I will be posting her pics on my FB Page (PRETTY HAIRSTYLES FOR GIRLS) and blog http://samsprettyhairstyles.blogspot.com//
    and Instagram @SamsPrettyHair. Hope you follow us all there! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  6. So proud of myself! This came out great and she totally feels like a ballerina.

    ReplyDelete
  7. That is really fun and pretty! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is AMAZING! I can't wait to try this for dance class on Saturday! We usually use a hairnet over her buns for dance for security & to control flyaways - would it look weird with this one?

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is AMAZING! I can't wait to try this for dance class on Saturday! We usually use a hairnet over her buns for dance for security & to control flyaways - would it look weird with this one?

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is AMAZING! I can't wait to try this for dance class on Saturday! We usually use a hairnet over her buns for dance for security & to control flyaways - would it look weird with this one?

    ReplyDelete
  11. That's really pretty. Nice job. To help with the hair getting in the way, try starting at 8:00 instead of 12:00 (like on a clock face, not actual time.)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I finally relent to leaving a comment thanks to your hubby. I am from Toronto, Ontario Canada and must have referred most of my friends up here to you. I have been following your blog for a year now and give you praise and thanks everytime someone stops me for my twins hair. It's all you. So thank you for great ideas, great videos and for the time/energy to keep posting. I was once a blogger but time became precious. Each entry you make, you are connecting people across the globe. Your daughter is beautiful. See you again. Senja

    ReplyDelete
  13. How does her hair dry... Is it really curly?

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is possibly one of my most favorites :) I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I don't know how you think of all of these styles. This one is awesome. I never would have figured this out.

    ReplyDelete
  16. awesome all style looks very nice i also try....thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi! I tried out this bun on my daughter this morning and it turned out gorgeous! Loved it and she got lots of great compliments. But... How do you take it out!?!? It partially fell out during tumbling class, but after nearly 10 minutes of trying unwrap it from every angle, I finally just cut the sock out of her hair.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Danica R ,Martinez CAFebruary 12, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    This is a great video. I am African American and my daughter has braids and it is so hard to get all her braids into a bun for her ballet performances. I am going to try this today and see how it works. I purchased the hot buns system and it doesn't work, we end up with half a bun and the sponge showing in the back so hopefully this won't be too complicated with all her braids. Thanks a million.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...