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19 Style Lessons Every Ballet Kid Knows To Be True

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If you grew up in a dance studio, chances are you learned some crucial style lessons. Ballet kids know how to mend tights, use lipstick as blush, and work that updo. These skills, combined with a love of tulle and ballet flats, make for some seriously stylish bunheads.

Grande jeté down memory lane with us, back to a time of barre and battements galore. Here are 19 ballerina-approved style tips everyone should know.

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Hairspray is your best friend.
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All fly-aways must be tamed with copious amounts of hair gel.
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You will lose every bobby pin you ever bought.
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Messy buns are cute and all, but that sh*t won't fly when you're whipping out pirouettes.
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Hair nets are not just for lunch ladies.
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You can fix the runs in your tights with clear nail polish.
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But don't you DARE wear nail polish on stage.
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There's no quicker way to ruin a pedicure than by wearing pointe shoes for five minutes.
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There's only one answer to painful blisters.
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Painting eyeliner out to your temples will make you look crazy IRL, but really fierce on stage.
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You know that lipstick trumps powder blush every time.
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You do NOT cry in full makeup. Unless you put on waterproof mascara.
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Put a little Vaseline on your teeth if you want to smile like a maniac.
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Black leotard + pink tights = your childhood uniform.
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The best leotards are business in the front, party in the back.
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Ballerina wrap sweaters are still incredibly flattering.
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Ballet flats are actually nothing like ballet slippers.
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No item of clothing will ever be as special to you as your first tutu.
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Strength is sexy.
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