From the stage to the red carpet, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland always looks flawless.

Ballerinas’ buns need to be perfect — but there’s an easy trick to getting them that way.

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Here, Copeland reveals how to make her two most common buns in seconds. The rehearsal bun is quick and dirty; the performance one has a few more steps, but it never comes undone as Copeland twirls and leaps her way across the stage.

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