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The ballerina bun: from ballet to the street

It's not by luck that this elegant bun, always impeccably presented, has become a classic. Dance companies on their tiptoes in operatic scenes around the world reveal how it's the ultimate feminine hairstyle.

A prima ballerina hairstyle for a premiere look

These days, the ballerina bun is taking over the street and the red carpet. Of course, it's only logical that a look meant to dazzle under the lights would eventually move from the stage to the real world. The reason for its success? The simplicity with which it exposes the neck, ears, temples and the forehead, as well as its careful form which gives sophistication and softness to the face.

A rounded bun for an oval face

We love the ballerina bun, not only because it exposes the face effectively and in a flattering way, there's also another advantage to this style. According to Denis Holbecq, a talented stylist for L'Oréal Professionnel, "the ballerina bun is ideal to add femininity to an androgynous outfit, such as a tuxedo, as it emphasizes the feminine traits of your face. The face shape that most suits this style is an oval one."

The classic chignon gets an update

This classic dancer's chignon is in the group of timeless hairstyles that can be modernized. Our hair expert, mentioned above, confirms that the "ballerina bun [is] more chic on darker hair, and more on-trend with a wet look." Would you consider hanging up your ballerina pumps in exchange for a mermaid's tail?!

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