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Hair for classes and performances should always be neat and tidy – ponytails with all hair off the neck and face are standard for jazz, lyrical, and modern.

Female dancers of all levels are expected to have their hair in a classical bun for each and every ballet class. Although hair products are not necessary every day, gel and hairspray must be used for all performances so that hair is neat, tidy and professional.

Hairpins, clips, barrettes (if required), elastics and hair nets (a must for classical buns) should all match hair color (felt markers do wonders!)

No shiny or coloured hair accessories of any kind should be used.

Carefully consult your teachers for the exact style required for performances. Practice the style or get help! Never go for the “I just rolled out of bed” look.

For step-by-step instructions on how to make Classical Buns and French Rolls, click the link below:

Edmonton School of Ballet Hair for Class and Performance