In theory, the messy bun is the easiest updo to pull off, especially convenient when you are working with a second day or post-workout hair. It looks so effortless yet feminine that many girls choose it as the go to hairstyle for any occasion. But the truth is that this hairstyle requires a little bit of skill, which totally depends on the length of your hair. The fool-proof way to nail the perfect messy bun hairstyle in just a few simple steps is finally here! Everything you need to know on how to master the look is explained very carefully below.
Step 1: Gather all of your hair at the back and secure it into a high ponytail as high as you would like. Have your rubber-band within reach, or have your elastic holder placed on the wrist you’re gathering your hair with. As you bring your hair all together, wrap the rubber-band around the whole of the hair until it feels secure but not too tight. It’s absolutely fine if there are any strands of hair left loose. This is a messy bun tutorial after all. If your bun feels a bit too floppy, slip a few bobby pins into the edges of the bun to lock it in place.
Step 2: With you pony secured in place, tease it a bit to add more volume and texture. Once you’ve finished teasing your sections, grab your rat tail comb and gently comb over the surface of the sections to smooth them out without removing volume.
Step 3: Take one strand of hair from the pony and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to start forming a bun.
Step 4: Take the rest of the pony and wrap it around like you did before.
Step 5: Hold your bun in place to stabilize it, then gently tug at the crown of your hair for volume and pull at the short layers around your face and at the nape of your neck.
Step 6: If you have really long hair, you may have some hair pieces sticking out of the bun. If this happens, use your flat iron to add some effortless curls. Then, pin the bun in place so it doesn’t fall. After you’ve gotten your hair the way you want it to be, spray some hairspray over your effortless messy bun hairstyle and you are ready to go!