How To: Ballerina Bun For SHORT HAIR!

I always envied those who could effortlessly throw their long hair into a bun on top of their heads and look perfectly polished without the use of damaging heat styling. Earlier this year I bought my first ‘donut’ and you could say it changed my life.. it didn’t but you could say it. It did, however, revolutionise my every day hair routine. I pretty much wore a bun for a month (day and night) until I had the Got2b mishap when I had to have it cut in to a short bob. That was a dark time I must say but happily hair does grow and it’s finally long enough (just) to cover a donut again and since I’ve been wearing it a lot lately I’ve had lot of requests for a how to.. so here it is.

In a month or so my hair will easily go up in to this style but I wanted to show it at the shortest length I could scrape it all up in to a bun again to give hope/a new style idea to all of those short haired ladies out there that are stuck for an up do. I will no doubt redo the video when it’s longer and the finished do is a little more polished but for now this is how I do it!

Miss BB



  1. 12 November, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    thank you so much! this is exactly what I needed!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      15 November, 2012 / 9:02 am

      so pleased i could help

    • missbudgetbeauty
      19 November, 2012 / 6:24 pm

      yay! so pleased I could help x

  2. sara
    23 November, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    Oh my gosh, I just wore it the wrong way, shame on me :/.. so thank you very much for this tutorial, only now I understand how to use it :)!

  3. oijules
    2 December, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Thanks, now I can do my little ones hair for ballet. Great video 😉

  4. Amy-Lea
    31 January, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    can you tell me what size donut you used. I’m looking on eBay and they do small, medium, large and x-large. Could you measure across how many cm please and thanks

  5. Amy-Lea
    31 January, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    Can you tell me what size donut you used. On eBay there is small medium large and large. Can you measuRe across PleAse

  6. Andrea
    12 February, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Big help, thank you!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      13 February, 2015 / 6:12 pm

      so pleased it was useful for you x

    • Juliet
      11 September, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      I agree!

  7. Marissa
    10 December, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Great tutorial A+ work lol

  8. Katie
    12 March, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Brilliant tutorial! I’ve looked at loads of different tutorials but none of them have ever worked. So glad l found this one. Thank you!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      13 March, 2016 / 7:57 am

      thanks for watching!!

  9. Misti
    3 July, 2017 / 1:37 am

    You are god given. I have fine medium length hair who has always had layers and bangs. Well the nursing program is strict on professional slick buns. Never wore a ponytail or bun and my hair just did not want to hold. I needed a quick fix…fast! After days of trying and wanting to shave my head…i came across your video!!! I cried…i cant believe it worked! Its so pretty. Thank you!

  10. Juliet
    11 September, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Thanks so much! this changed my life!! I do dance and besides a pony tail there was nothing I could do! Thanks again!!

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