How to do the perfect messy bun!
To be honest, when it comes to hair styles, the most undone looks usually take the most effort. We tell you how to make the stunning updo in just a few steps.
The secret of a perfect messy bun? Forget the brush! The more unstructured the look, the better. All you need is an elastic, and a few bobby pins. Start with hair that hasn’t been washed in a day or two. If your hair is naturally very straight, add some dry shampoo or salt spray for grip and texture.
If you have very thin hair: Tease! Teasing gives you the volume and messy texture you need to pull off the look and keeps your bun from looking too perfect.
Gather your hair into a loose, high ponytail. Don’t use a comb or worry about your strands being perfectly slicked back.
Pull your hair halfway through the elastic and tighten into a small bun (Leave it in a loop instead of pulling all of the hair through). You should have extra hair, as shown.
Twirl extra hair forward. Pull them around the elastic in order to hide it. Tuck the ends of the hair into the elastic. Use bobby pins to secure, if necessary.
Pull bits of hair out around the front and sides to make it appear more messy and then fix it with hairspray. Et voilá, now you have the perfect, out-of-bed messy bun!