Messy bun tutorial!

Hey-o!  Here is the tutorial, finally!

A messy bun is my goto hairstyle.  Whenever I'm having a bad hair day or if I'm running too late to do anything else, this is what I do.  This hairstyle takes me about 3 to 5 minutes and I just love the look of it.  When I first started doing messy buns... they were awful, but practice does make perfect.  So, don't feel that you can't do this, you can, it just takes some practice!

One thing while doing messy buns, is sometimes they look more like buns than messy buns.  To try to stay away from them just being a bun, don't make them too tight, and don't be too picky about loose ends and weird clumps.  Those loose ends and weird clumps are what make the messy buns!

Also, I find if you have straightened your hair before doing this, it doesn't work that great, it just looks spiky.  Trust me...

I hope you find this tutorial helpful, and if you have any questions, just ask. :)


You will need:
hair band (if you have thick hair like me, you should you use a thick one, so the messy bun isn't sagging down)
bobby pins  (You should not need to use any bobby pins for the bun, but if you need them for your bangs ect.)

Step One:  Pull your hair up with your hands to where you want your bun, I prefer mine at the crown of my head.  Now take your hair band and messily make a bun.
Step Two:  Gently tease your "bun" to get all the hair that is about to come out, out.  Don't over due it though to where you have no bun left.  It should look something like this...

Step Three:  Now, take pieces of that loose hair and twist them, then wrap them around the bun.  Then when you wrap it around, tuck the hair under the hair band, which should be hidden under the bun. It is okay if little ends are showing though, it makes the bun more "messy"!
There you have it! Your messy bun!

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  1. I’ve always had a hard time making a good messy bun! I will use this tutorial. :)

    -Victoria Horea

  2. I love doing messy buns! It's so quick and easy and always different every time.

  3. Cute. :-) This is such an easy way to keep your hair out of your face - I know I practically live in the "messy bun."

  4. Cute, Joanna! So glad you finally did a tutorial! now I just need to get around to doing all the tutorials I've had in my head these past 6 months! :P

    Brigid :)

  5. I love love love messy buns! Your hair looks so so pretty :-) and the headband makes it looks polished it's really cute.

  6. This is so cute! Creating the perfect messy bun is an art. ;) Love it!

  7. I remember when my hair was long enough to do this! Ga. So adorable. :)
    And thanks for the comment/follow! I really appreciate it. <3


  8. messy buns are always a classic. You are absolutely adorable, girl! Love it!
    xo TJ

  9. You are such a cutie! Love the messy top knot- it's definitely a staple for me! :)


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