Travel hairstyle tutorial: Cool girl’s messy bun

Here’s a chic messy bun hairstyle perfect for your travels! 

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While classic and polished updos are absolutely divine, there’s something sexy about messy, tousled hairstyles. It’s effortless and chic and quickly offers a cool, laidback vibe that’s just simply irresistible. Also, it’s a super stylish way to wear your hair when you don’t really have time to style your hair but don’t want to look it.

Now there are a lot of different ways to wear the bedhead look, but today you’ll learn how to do the low bun variation. Ashley Yap will walk you through the process step by step in the video tutorial above. So click play and master this chic messy hairstyle!

How to do a messy low bun, Ashley Yap style


Rinse & blowdry

Prep hair by washing with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo. This will make hair softer and smoother so it’s easier to style. Rinse well and blow dry.

woman holding Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo.



Part, curl, & scrunch

Part your hair in the middle and create loose curls using a curling iron. Then, since you’re aiming for a bedhead style, lightly scrunch hair from the crown all the way down to the ends to create an undone, tousled look.

sunsilk messy bun by ashley yap step 2

Create a ponytail

Leave a few loose strands on either side of your face, then put the rest of your hair up in a low ponytail.

messy bun tutorial by ashley yap step 3

Pull 'em loose

Pull up some strands from the top of your ponytail to give your hair a little volume and texture.

messy bun tutorial by ashley yap step 4

Twist & twirl

Take your ponytail and twist and twirl to create a low bun. Secure it with bobby pins.

messy bun tutorial ashley yap step 5

And now your effortlessly chic look is complete and you’re ready to take lots of cute travel selfies! Go show off your chic messy bun hairstyle to the world!