Fun Messy Buns

Hey Everyone!

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


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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

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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!




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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Written by Angela

Hey Everyone, I’m Angela… an average girl who loves fashion, family, friends, fitness, and fun! Hungry for more? Read my About page! Also, don’t hesitate to email me at

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