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{style inspiration | hair how-to : the ballerina bun}




. . . there is something so very elegant about an oversized top knot or high ballerina bun — and you may remember the utter sophistication backstage at the dennis basso spring show, and so today, at long last, another impossibly chic [& amazingly simple] hair how-to . . .





{you will need:} hair donut, pins, tie, brush, hairspray

. . . begin with clean, dry hair


STEP 01 | brush hair into a high ponytail

STEP 02 | fit hair donut over hair tie

STEP 03 | gently tease hair to create volume

STEP 04 | let hair fall around and over the hair donut

STEP 05 | begin tucking hair under the donut, securing with hairpins as you tuck

STEP 06 | finish with hairspray

Joey Portrait 1

. . . and, now it’s off to the ballet, or the museum, the flower markets, or just another day at the office, an autumn soirée, or the weekend . . .


[image sources & credits : one /// two /// three /// four /// five /// six /// seven /// eight /// nine /// all other images by joey for {this is glamorous}]

Contributor, Australia

Inspired by film noir, F. Scott Fitzgerald novels & the thought of a summer spent in Paris, this high tea connoisseur enjoys photography & designing & making her own clothes. Joey has been buying fashion, wedding & interior design magazines since a wonderfully young age, and would spend hours browsing through their glossy pages making ‘inspirational’ scrapbooks. Never spotted without high heels, a sketchpad, a pop of pink lipstick & a strong coffee— Joey adores great love stories, chandeliers, crème brûlée, the French countryside & sequins & sparkles & her long time sweetheart— the love of her life whose kisses still give her butterflies …