The messy bun is one of the easiest hairstyles to create. It’s so chill and laidback, there are really no strict rules to follow—you can adjust it according to your mood, your style, even your outfit, or occasion; meaning you can make it just a little bit tousled, with a few loose strands here and there, or you can go for a really wild bun. Well, don’t go overboard—you still want it to look flattering and stylish. We’re going for a messy chic vibe, not the queen of unkempt looks.
If you’re unsure how to find the balance, check out this step-by-step tutorial—we’ll teach you one way to do it! Once you’ve got the basics figured out, you can play around with it and create your own signature messy bun! Enjoy!
How to create a messy bun hairstyle
Start with clean hair
Wash your hair with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner to give it volume and make it look beautifully nourished. This shampoo leaves your hair looking and feeling soft, nourished and full of natural volume, while the conditioner works at smoothing and detangling your tresses without weighing them down—everything you need for a laidback, tousled ‘do like this.
Put it up
When your hair is completely dry, gather it into a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie.
Create the bun
Twist your ponytail and then wrap the hair around itself to create the bun. It should look like a cinnamon roll. Use bobby pins to secure your bun.
Set your style
Give your hair a good spritz of TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray to make sure your bun stays in place all day. Remember, you’re aiming for the right amount of mess—you don’t want your messy bun to start coming undone by lunch time!