She certainly knows a thing or two about messy buns.
Want to know how to make a messy bun party-ready? Well, our resident beauty vlogger Nikki Phillippi has returned with another one of her quick and simple (and super fun) hair tutorials for our Style It On series (yay)! And this month, she’s accepted the formal/party hairstyles challenge from our fave naturalista, Mini Marley.
But enough of our jabbering; time to get down to business! To get your party hairstyle under way, simply watch Nikki’s easy-to-follow video above, or keep scrolling to read the step-by-step guide we’ve provided, below.
How to make a messy bun party-ready by Nikki Phillippi
Use dry shampoo.
Create a parting.
Tease your hair.
Create your bun.
Then, gather your hair into a low ponytail and create a looped bun. You can do this by pulling only half of your hair through the hairband, and adjusting your bun by tucking in your strands where needed.
Twist your hair.
Twist the other side.
Editor’s tip: Want to add some last minute volume to your hair? Then take a leaf out of Nikki’s book and use a makeup brush – or the end of a rattail comb – to gently pull the hair up and forward. Smart, right?
Mist your tresses with hairspray.
Want to show off your party-ready messy bun? Then don’t forget to use the hashtag #StyleItOn when posting your finished look to Instagram or Twitter! And, don’t forget to check our previous instalments of Style It On, for even more incredible hair tutorials. We promise you’ll never run out of party #hairspiration.