How to Do Cute Messy Buns on Long Hair in 4 Different Ways

2 Materials
5 Minutes

Today I want to create four messy buns for you. These looks are super easy and super quick. I hope you like them! Let’s get into it.

Tools and materials:

  • Bobby pins
  • Hair tie

Messy bun 1

Spreading hair around your hand

1. Like a ponytail

Start off like you are putting your hair into a ponytail. Then, you are going to take your hair and spread it around your hand.

Grabbing the hair to create the messy bun

2. Create the bun

Grab the hair with one hand, then remove the other hand and grab it with that hand as well.

Tying a hair tie around the bun

3. Tie up the bun

Wrap the hair tie around the little bun that you have created,

This looks funny at first, but in the end, it will look cute!

Spreading out the bun in a mushroom shape

4. Spread out the bun

Spread out the bun with your hands by pinching and pulling it. The messier the better of course!

It should look something like a big ole mushroom.

Wrapping the remaining hair around the base

5. Wrap remaining hair

Take the rest of the hair that is hanging out and wrap it around the base. Secure with bobby pins.

Fluffing out the bun to make it even

6. Fluff

Fluff out the bun until it is more even.

Pull out the hair around your face.

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Messy bun from the back

This is the front and back of messy bun number one. Super cute!

Messy bun 2

Tying hair into a bun on top of the head

1. Tie up the bun

Pull your hair up and tie it into a little bun with the rest of your hair facing forward.

Tucking sections of hair into the hair tie

2. Divide

Divide the hair that is left in front into two sections and tuck them into your hair elastic

Playing around with the messy bun

3. Adjust

You're going to want to play around with this one. Stretch it out, twist it around, tuck in more pieces.

Play around with it until it looks more cohesive.

Using bobby pins to secure the messy bun

4. Bobby pin

Any pieces of hair that are sticking up and looking crazy you can just bobby pin in place.

Pulling the hair at the front of the bun

5. Adjust the bun

Pull out and loosen the hair in the front. Thus will make your bun a little smaller and make the whole look a bit more cohesive and super cute!

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What the messy bun looks like at the back

This is the front and back of messy bun number two. Super stylish and cute!

Messy bun 3

Tying up the messy bun

1. Tie up the bun

Pull your hair up and tie it into a little bun with the rest of your hair facing forward.

Wrapping the hair around the bun

2. Wrap the hair

Wrap the remaining hair around your hair and tuck the ends into the hair elastic.

Stretching the messy bun

3. Stretch it out

Stretch everything out with your fingers.

Securing the sides with bobby pins

4. Bobby pin

Go around and bobby pin the sides in place.

Make sure there aren’t any gaps in the hair.

Pulling out hair at the front

5. Pull out the hair

Pull out the hair in the front to create that messy look.

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Back of the messy bun

This is the front and back of bun number three. This bun is super casual and effortless!

Messy bun 4

Tying hair in a high ponytail

1. Put your hair up

Put your hair up in a high ponytail.

Twisting the ponytail

2. Divide

Divide your ponytail into two sections and twist them around each other.

Fluffing out the ponytail twist

3. Fluff it out

Fluff out that twist by pinching and pulling gently with your fingers.

Wrapping the twist around the front

4. Create the bun

Wrap the twist around the front of your elastic towards the back.

Securing the messy bun in place

5. Secure in place

Secure the twist in place all around with bobby pins.

Pinching and puling the bun to make it messy

6. Adjust

Pinch and pull the bun once it is securely in place to create a messier look.

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Messy bun back

That is it for bun number four! This bun is a little more elevated and stylish.

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I hope you guys like these messy bun tutorials! Messy buns are such a creative and effortless way to look trendy, comfy, and stylish. They are quick, cute, and best of all, super easy to do!

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair tie

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  • Rose Rose on Jan 15, 2022

    Lovely....People always tell me "how can you deal with all that hair". I think it takes less time to do my hair being long......I can have a different look everyday.... Thanks for sharing your messy buns......😊

  • Terri perry Terri perry on Jan 16, 2022

    Thanks for this! They are all super cute and look easy to accomplish. So many times these tutorials look like they need a stylist to achieve. Bravo!