How to Get the Perfect Messy Bun

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7 Minutes

In this tutorial, I'll guide you through each step to create that effortlessly chic messy bun that's perfect for any occasion.

Tools and materials:

  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins or small clips
  • U-shaped hairpin
  • Mirror
  • Brush or comb
Tying hair

1. Prepare your hair

Start with your hair down and tangle-free. Brush or comb your hair to remove any knots or tangles.

This will make the styling process much smoother.

Creating high bun

2. Create a high bun

Gather your hair on top of your head as if you're going to create a high ponytail.

Secure it with a hair tie or elastic. This forms the base of your messy bun.

Dividing bun

3. Divide the bun

Using your fingers, gently split the bun into two sections.

There's no need to be too precise – the aim is to create a slightly messy and voluminous look.

Wrapping hair

4. Twist and wrap

Take one of the divided sections and pull it over and around the other section.

You're essentially creating a twisted effect with the bun. This adds texture and depth to the bun.

Wrapping hair

5. Hair strand wraps

Now, take a small strand of hair from the bottom section that you left out initially.

Wrap this strand around the bun, concealing the hair tie and securing the twisted sections in place. 

Wrapping hair

Use a bobby pin or a small clip to hold the wrapped strand in place.

Repeat this step with additional strands until you've wrapped all the loose ends around the bun.

Adding hairpin

6. Tame stray strands with a U-shaped hairpin

To control any extra unruly strands or to enhance the messy look, use a U-shaped hairpin. 

Adding hairpin

Gently insert the hairpin into the bun, weaving it through the strands.

This will keep the strand in place while maintaining the desired relaxed look.

Final touches

7. Final touches

If you want to loosen or adjust some strands for a more carefree appearance, now's the time to do so.

How to get the perfect messy bun

How to get the perfect messy bun

Your perfect messy bun is now ready to be shown off!

This hairstyle exudes a charmingly effortless vibe that's sure to turn heads.

How to get the perfect messy bun

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Suggested materials:
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins or small clips
  • U-shaped hairpin
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