Flats aren’t the only things women are taking from the ballet stage this season. Sleek, pirouette-ready buns are atop just about everyone’s head — and the fuller, the better.

But if you don’t have a lot of hair, it can be tough to achieve the really voluminous bun you’re after.

We asked the advice of Garnier styling and colour expert Nina Farrauto for some of her tips on getting a bun worthy of a Prima ballerina — even if you have short hair.

— Begin by gathering your hair into a secure ponytail at the desired location of the bun. The higher the ponytail is placed, the more length you will have to work with.
— Brush the hair of the ponytail away from the head, grabbing onto the last few inches of its length.
— Using a natural or boar haired bristle brush, gently back-brush the ponytail from underneath in long smooth strokes to create a fluffy mass of hair to fill your bun.
— By lightly brushing the surface, smooth the top of the back-brushed hair.
— Twist together the ends of the hair to gather and bring them around to the front of the head, tucking and pinning the ends under the bun close to the elastic base.
— Make sure the smoothed out top is exposed, and secure the bun with a few more pins as needed.
— Hair can be sculpted and smoothed by using a hairspray like Garnier’s Hold & Flex Ultimate Control Spray to lock the look in place and catch flyaways.
— If you want shine instead of full hold, you can use New Sleek & Shine Sleek Finish Serum Spray to tame your frizz.

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  • Keira Knightley

    British beauty <strong>Kiera Knightley</strong> goes for an easy style with a straight bob and no bangs.

  • Carey Mulligan

    <strong>Carey Mulligan</strong> shows of her wispy strands with soft bangs as she starts growing her short hairstyle.

  • Ashley Benson

    <strong>Ashley Benson </strong>lost a lot of length this summer but keeps her pretty curls with this shoulder length style.

  • Vanessa Hudgens

    <strong>Vanessa Hudgens</strong> shows off a curly cut with a bit of bang after she chopped her locks for a movie role.

  • Cameron Diaz

    <strong>Cameron Diaz</strong> goes for a chin length look with straight strands and long side bangs as she grows out her hair.

  • Emma Watson

    <strong>Emma Watson</strong> let go of her long locks after her famous role in the Harry Potter series, but recently has been seen with a longer straight style and cute bangs as her cut grow out

  • Anne Hathaway

    <strong>Anne Hathaway </strong>chopped off all her locks for her latest role in<em> Les Miserables</em>.

  • Victoria Beckham

    The classic Posh Spice style is one we'll never forget. <strong>Victoria Beckham</strong> has long locks now but she wore this voluminous crop with fringe bangs as she crew out her hair.

  • Hayden Panettiere

    <strong>Hayden Panettiere</strong> rocks a slicked back wavy style as she grows out a short style.