Easy High Messy Bun Hairstyle Tutorial

by Laineymariebeauty
3 Materials
10 Minutes

If you have medium to long hair, I have the perfect trend for you to try. Just follow along with this high messy bun hairstyle tutorial with me.

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Tools and materials:

  • 2 hair ties
  • 2 bobby pins
  • Curling iron
Making a ponytail

1. Make a ponytail

Pull your hair into a high ponytail but leave some hair out in the front. Pull to tighten.

2. Tie 2 shoelace knots

Split the tail in 2 and tie a knot as if you were tying your shoelaces.

Making shoelace knots

Then pull the rest of the ends to the back and repeat the same type of knot.

Twisting hair

3. Twist and cross the ends in front

Twist the remaining ends around your fingers and bring them to the front. Then criss-cross them in front of the bun.

Securing bun

4. Secure the bun

With a little bit of the ends still hanging out, wrap another hair tie around the bun. Then pinch and pull at the bun for some fullness.

Addressing front of hair

5. Address the front section of hair

Grab a section from the front but still leave out your bangs or some face framing hair. 

Smoothing hair

Smooth the hair around the back of the bun.

Twisting hair

Then twist the end and wrap it around to the front.

Pinning hair

With a bit of the end still hanging, secure it in the back with a bobby pin. Be sure that you can’t see the pin. 

Pinning hair

Repeat on the other side.

Touching hair up

6. Touch up

Use a curling iron to touch up your bangs/face framing hair. 

Touching hair up

Take a look at the bun and pinch and pull if needed for more fullness.

Curl any hairs in the back that were too short to fit in.

Touching hair up

Here’s the final look of this viral high messy bun updo from the back and front:

High messy bun hairstyle

High messy bun hairstyle

High messy bun hairstyle 

If you’re loving messy buns right now, give this high messy bun hairstyle a try and let me know how it turned out!

Next, try this cute and easy low ponytail hairstyle in 5 minutes.

Suggested materials:
  • 2 hair ties
  • 2 bobby pins
  • Curling iron

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