The balletcore trend has been a popular aesthetic for 2022, inspired by the #balletcore hashtag on TikTok and worn by celebrities such as Sydney Sweeney and Hailey Bieber. We have step-by-step details from Sebastian Professional Top Artist Angel Cardona on how to achieve this trend two different ways for your clients. Check out which style works best for you and don’t be afraid to experiment with the texture of your clients hair to incorporate the balletcore aesthetic while maintaining their own natural hair texture.
Get the Look: Rope braid bun with baby hairs:
Step 2: To personalize, create your desired parting or leave out a few hairs around the face.
Step 3: Secure hair into a low ponytail and create two rope braids, then wrap the two rope braids together and secure with bobby pins.
Pro Tip: Embellish the bun with a string of rhinestones or tie a silk scrunchy or scarf around the bun. For example, I embellished a low bun with a string of colorful rhinestones for Christian Siriano’s Spring 2020 runway collection at Paris Fashion Week to help emphasize the whimsy and opulence of the designs
Get the Look: Messy ballerina bun:
Step 1: On damp hair, spray Sebastian Professional No.Breaker and brush through.
Step 2: Layer in Sebastian Professional Mousse Forte and blow-dry hair in an upward direction – guiding hair where you want to place the bun.
Step 3: Gather hair into a high ponytail and in two strands, loosely twist around the ponytail and secure with bobby pins.
Step 4: Lightly spray Sebastian Professional Shaper to finish and pull hairs out of the bun for a messy look.