The after-school hours are crazy: especially Tuesdays. My daughter gets home from school and within 15-20 minutes she needs to eat a snack and be out the door to ballet lessons. We don’t do a lot of after school activities, but if you are a mom or dad of school aged children you know how busy those after school hours can be. One of the things I always need to help my daughter with is her hair. After she gets home from school her long hair needs a good brush and before ballet, a nicely done bun. She loves pretty and fancy buns. She loves something a little special and so I came up with this really fun, and simple Braided Ballerina Bun!
This sweet little bun only takes a few minutes to do and it is the perfect little hair-do for your little ballerina, or any little girl! And these new brushes I grabbed from Walgreens are the perfect brushes to help keep my daughter’s hair and our afternoons orderly. I picked up the Goody® TangleFix and QuikStyle half round brushes 2 for 1 with my Balance Rewards Card. (Promotion good from 9/28/14 – 11/1/14, while supplies last. You can sign up for a Balance Rewards Card in store when you shop.)
To create a Braided Ballerina Bun, you will need:
- Goody® TangleFix Brush (or similar)
- 1 clear hair elastic
- 6-10 bobby pins
- Ribbon if desired
First you will brush your little girl’s hair up into a high ponytail and secure with a clear elastic. We love the TangleFix because it gently loosens the tangles in her hair and makes it easy to pull a high ponytail up quickly.
Next you will take a portion of the ponytail and braid it.
Have your little one hold the braid end while you twist the rest of the hair into a high bun and secure tightly with bobby pins.
Wrap the braid around the bun and secure in place with additional bobby pins.
Tie a pretty pink ribbon around the bun and secure with a bobby pin if needed.
And in a few minutes, my pretty ballerina goes from just off the school bus to ballet ready! This is truly one of her favorite new hair styles and I love how simple it is to create while still looking fun and stylish!
And after a long day, my daughter can shower and blow dry her hair in only a few minutes with the Goody® QuikStyle brush. We were both shocked how the microfiber bristles really help speed up the dry time of her hair!