Let Misty Copeland Teach You How to Do the Perfect Ballet Bun
Are you super-duper tired of beauty publications telling you how to make "beautiful ballet buns" that are not even remotely close to what an actual ballet dancer would do to her hair? Yup. Us too.
So we're grateful to you,
Self magazine, for asking a real ballerina to break down the ballet bun. And not just any ballerina—THE ballerina, Misty Copeland.
True, the little video Copeland made for
Self doesn't include tips that'll be revolutionary for those of us familiar with the basic bun-for-dance concept. But she does give some handy advice about where to place your bun so that it enhances the lines of your head and neck. And she can also whip out a picture-perfect bun in less than a minute, which, snaps!
Want more bun tips? Oh, have we ever got 'em.
Find out how to make a bun that'll stay put through even the craziest manège, or check out intricate variations on the classic ballet bun, or get Kathryn Morgan's tips on easy bun alternatives. Have fun bunning!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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In our "Dear Katie" series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email email@example.com for a chance to be featured!
When I sit with the soles of my feet together, my knees easily touch the floor, and most exercises to improve turnout are easy for me. But when I'm actually dancing, my turnout is terrible, especially on my standing leg. Why doesn't my flexibility translate to turnout?
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