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BABY, INTRO TO, 

MINI & JUNIOR

SHOW HAIR

My First Ballet Class - Sat 9.00-9.30am & Weds 3.45-4.15pm

Intro To - Sat 9.30-11am & Tues 4-5.30pm

Mini - Sat 11-1pm & Mon 4-6pm & Weds 4.15-5pm

Junior - Sat 1-3.30pm 

Step-by-Step Guide

Do not fear if you cannot do hair, there will be people on the day to do the hair for you.

Please just make sure you arrive early to allow time for this to be done!

Kindly modelled by Eleanor Brignall & styled by Laura Brignall 

1. The Essential Products

The following items are needed for a sleek, tidy look:

  • Hairbands (to match the colour of the hair) – thickness depends on how thick the hair is.

  • Clear hairbands – these are great for the ends of plaits, they are easier to hide & do not stick out of the hair style

  • Kirby grips – these come in all lengths, longer hair needs longer grips, shorter hair requires shorter grips – please make sure they match the hair colour as best you can

  • Bun Pins – these are essential for buns & this style (PLEASE DO NOT BUY THE SMALL ONES IF YOUR CHILD HAS LONG/THICK HAIR)

  • Hair brush/tail comb

  • Hairspray/gel – helps to control any baby hair or frizz giving the look a sleek, tidy appearance

  • Bun net – to match the colour of the hair

All these items can be found in Superdrug/Boots/Online & are an essential use in a dancer’s life. They can be stored in a box & used for future exams or shows.

Please bring your hair items with you to the show. We may need to tidy up the style during the show.

2. Putting into Bunches

Part the hair into two even sections with a middle parting using a tail comb. Secure both sections with a hair band at the top of the head (but not too high).

 

TIP: if your child has slightly frizzy/curly hair – keep the hair damp to maintain the frizz before parting the bunches.

TIP: if your child has fine, loose hair – spray hairspray before you start & brush it through, it will help keep the hair together as you’re styling it.

3. Plait the Bunches 

Secure with a clear plastic band or a thin band matching the hair colour.

4. Wrap the Bunches around the Top

Wrap the first plait around the top of the hair bands. Secure with Kirby grips as you go.

Wrap the other plait around this one. Make sure you tuck the ends of the plaits into the centre so they don’t stick out.

If your child has shorter hair the plaits can be laid next to one another & then secured.

If your child has extra-long hair, tie the plaits into a knot & secure the knot with bun pins before wrapping the hair around.

TIP: Secure one plait first then the second, it makes life easier :-)

5. Place a Bun Net

Place a bun net over the plaited bunches once it is secure. Add a few extra grips or bun pins to secure the net.

ALL HAIR STYLES MUST HAVE A BUN NET!!!

6. The Finished Product

Finish by giving a keep spray of hairspray, using fingers to smooth any wispy bits or baby hair.

NB: ALL FRINGES MUST BE INCLUDED INTO THE BUNCHES.