10 Messy Bun Hair Ideas When You Just Want to Chill

Look chic even when you're chilling out with these messy bun ideas!

Styling your hair is fun and it lets you bring out a new side of you that not a lot of people have seen before. It is a nice way to complete your entire look. However, there are also times when you’re just too lazy to style your hair that you just want to sit back and put your hair up in a bun. If you feel that way today, then, here are some messy bun hairstyles that we have compiled for when you just want to chill out. Check these out!

1. Baby Bun for Short Hair

girl wearing a striped top is smiling with her messy bun hair
Baby buns are a nice way to look chic on a chill-out day. Credit: Hariono Halim

Just chilling out doesn’t mean you should completely let go of your hair. This baby bun is the best messy bun to wear for your short hair. Since it’s supposed to be messy, you don’t even have to make it perfect or sleek.

Editor’s tip: Skipped washing your hair? Freshen up your locks with a few spritzes of TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo. It absorbs excess oil and removes dirt from your hair so you get clean hair even if you didn’t wash it.

2. Curly Half Space Bun

girl holding her messy bun
These twin buns make you look absolutely younger

Whether your curls are going wild or not, you can put them in this hairstyle. Just put two small sections of your hair up in double buns, and you’re done! You don’t even have to comb your hair to nail this ‘do. It’s perfect for those days when you feel like bringing back your childhood memories.

3. Japanese Messy Low Bun

girl wearing a dark green top is looking at the camera with her beautiful messy hairstyle
Achieve that beautiful Japanese sophistication. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Have you seen those pretty Japanese women and how they wear their buns low? You can also pull off that hairstyle and make it messy to look more casual. Don’t worry about the loose strands as they give you a more laidback look. You can wear this hairstyle even at work!

Editor’s tip: Though your hair is supposed to look messy, you might want to make sure that the bun is secure. Spray on some TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your bobby pins to give them more grip so they can hold your bun better.

4. Rolled Bun with Bangs

girl wearing a yellow dress has her hand on her cheek as she flaunts her messy bun hairstyle
Bangs complement a messy hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

Worried about how to wear your bangs on a lazy day? Just put your hair into a rolled messy bun and let the bangs fall to your face. You can even wear wispy bangs to go with your messy, relaxed look.

5. Messy Braided Bun Updo

girl has her back turned but is looking sideways
Take “messy-chic” to the next level combing braids with a messy bun. Credit: Hariono Halim

Anything with braids becomes a charming and romantic hairstyle—even a messy bun. You can wear this on casual days, on the beach, or when your beau suddenly calls you for an impromptu date.

Editor’s tip: A few spritzed of VO5 Extra Hold Hairspray can help keep your braids and bun from unraveling. And thanks to its lightweight formula, your strands won’t feel heavy and sticky. 

6. Messy Bun with Headband Braid

sophisticated-looking girl wearing dangling earrings and a messy bun hairstyle
You can make a messy-chic hairstyle sophisticated, too. Credit: Natasha Estelle

With this messy bun with headband braid hairstyle, you exude a relaxed but stylish look. It’s perfect on days when you just have a short meeting at work or on weekends when catching up with your friends over coffee.

Editor’s tip: Even messy hairstyles can get ruined by hairfall. If you’re dealing with this hair problem, use Cream Silk Hairfall Defense Conditioner, which can help minimize falling hair and hair breakage. 

7. Messy Bun for Long Hair

Asian woman with a messy bun hairstyle wearing a striped shirt outdoors
Embrace the messy and show it off in a messy-chic bun. Credit: Hariono Halim

Got long layered hair? You’ll probably notice that not all strands get tied every time you put your hair up in a ponytail or bun. And that’s perfectly fine! Take that as your cue to go for a messy bun. The messier, the better!

8. Messy Fan Bun

Asian woman with hoop earrings flaunts her fan bun
Look sophisticated and stylish without being overdone. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Going out on a date but you don’t feel like excessively styling your hair? Try the messy fan bun! It is comfortable and perfect for hot afternoons at an alfresco café.

9. Messy Side Bun for Medium Hair

girl wearing a backless top smiles with her messy bun hair
This hairstyle looks laidback and sweet. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You can also put your messy bun on one side for a more feminine and romantic look. Leave some loose strands framing your face to make your hairstyle look more chill.

10. Twisted Wedding Bun

girl looks down and is wearing a white top
Classy and elegant is this girl

Yes, a messy bun has a place in formal occasions like weddings! This is perfect for rustic-themed or beach weddings when you don’t need to look too formal and polished.

See? You don’t need to style down on your chill-out days. All you need is a messy bun to get your style game on even when you’re relaxing.

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