Messy Bun: A Simple Tutorial on How to Create this Chic but Chill ‘Do

Messy has never been this pretty! Learn how to create the messy bun hairstyle in this easy four-step tutorial!

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Can’t perfect any hairstyle? No problem! The messy style is the go-to hairstyle for many reasons—it’s chill, laidback, and intentionally imperfect. It’s easy to make even for the laziest and least-skilled in hairstyling. You can make it tousled, leave a few loose strands here and there, or go completely wild with a messy bun! Convinced? Learn how to make a messy bun through this simple and easy-to-follow tutorial.

How to Create a Messy Bun Hairstyle


Start with clean hair

Wash your hair with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner for more voluminous and beautifully nourished hair. The pair works together to leave your tresses feeling soft without weighing it down.

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Put it up

Make sure your hair is completely dry. Then, gather it up into a high ponytail using just your fingers to nail the messy bun look. Secure the ponytail with an elastic.

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Create the bun

Hold the end of your ponytail and twist it. Then, wrap it around the base of your ponytail to create the bun. Secure it with discreetly placed bobby pins.

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Set your style

Spritz a good amount of TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray on your messy bun to keep your hairstyle in shape for a long time. You may be aiming for the messy look but you don’t want your messy bun to completely get out of control halfway through the day.

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Ta-da! Look at the gorgeous you in an equally gorgeous messy bun! Wear it to a busy day at work or chill out on the couch with your favorite book and a cup of latte. However you want to spend the day, your hairstyle will put you in the mood in no time.

Back shot of an Asian woman with a messy bun hairstyle

We think this messy bun is the easiest but sassiest hairstyle you can cop anytime. You don’t have to wear a complicated hairstyle to look beautiful. A messy one will do as long as you’re comfortable.

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