Whether you overslept, spent too long eating breakfast, or maybe you are simply feeling lazy… sometimes you just need a quick and easy hairstyle. Something you can do in a a few minutes and still look cute…. that’s where the messy bun comes in. This has been my go to style for a while now, mostly because when I wake up it often looks like Albert Einstein styled my hair… but seriously though… I never used to have that problem, but ever since I cut ten inches off my hair (about a year ago) I feel like I can’t control my locks unless they are styled.
Because of this, I have been absolutely loving messy buns. They take hardly any time, and can easily conceal a bad hair day… So how does one achieve a messy bun?
The way I do it is I:
- Flip my head over, and gather my hair into a high ponytail
Wrap the hairband around a few times until it is tight…
As I pull out the hair to make a ponytail, I stop halfway and make a loop…
Use both hands to spread out the loop, pull out a few strands to frame my face…
and I’m ready to go!
However, as much as I love this hairstyle; I have to say, it does get a bit boring at times… I still want something quick and easy, but a little variation goes a long way!
That is why I have come up with a few different ways to rock that topknot. Still quick, still easy, just with an added kick. Let’s get started!
Variation #1- Add a braid
Sound simple, right? For this hairstyle, all I did was made a deep side-part, french braided along the crown of my head, tied it off with a rubber band, and pulled my hair into a messy bun. You may have to use a couple of bobby pins to keep the braid flat, but other than that, this hairstyle couldn’t be simpler!
You could also mix it up with a fishtail, twist, four or five stranded braid, or braid across the back instead of the front. Also, if you don’t know how to braid, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube; and remember, everything gets easier with practice.
Variation #2- Change the position
Oftentimes changing the place you make your bun is all the variation you need, so don’t be afraid to experiment! I usually go for a high bun; but when I want something a bit different, low buns are the way to go! You can also try a bun closer to the side of your head, go super high if you often wear low buns, or try multiple buns!
For this hairstyle, I gathered my hair into a low ponytail, and made loops of hair fanning away from the center of my ponytail, bobby-pinning them to my head as I went. I oftentimes like curl my flyaways with a low bun/ponytail, but go with whatever works for you! Also, if you would like a more in depth tutorial about how I achieved this hairstyle, please let me know in the comments, and do not hesitate to email me!
Variation #3- Accessorize
Accessorizing is by far the easiest variation; however, that is not to say you can’t be creative with it! Headbands and bandanas are great ways to spice up a simple bun; as are bows and ribbons! However, I often find that traditional headbands hurt my head, so I like to use the wire ones in order to control the tightness.
And that’s it!
There are many other ways to spice up a bun, but I just stuck to the basics for this post! Also, this coming week is going to be very busy for me, so I may not be posting for a while. However, I have some great posts planned for when I get back; and as always, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
P.S. Let me know in the comments:
What are your favorite ways to style your hair?
How do you spice up a messy bun?
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