The Chic Messy Bun that Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Got Your Life Together

Might as well social-distance in style.

Bored of the standard ponytail or low bun for your quarantined look of the day? It’s important to switch up your style to add variety to your days and maybe a selfie-worthy style for your social media. When we say try something new we are in no way recommending tackling a complicated braid or bun, let’s just start with an elevated basic: the chic messy bun. This style embodies the ‘I woke up like this’ mantra. For this look, the messier the better and having stray sections out to frame your face makes for a nice detail. We love this look for an at-home pick me up, it’s quick and careless but looks high fashion. Try creating it everyday and it will always look a little different.

Curious how to turn your go-to chill out style into a chic messy bun? Read on:

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A chic messy bun fit for any occasion.

How to Create the Chic Messy Bun

It all starts with some volume at the crown of your head and a little bit of a refresher. We suggest Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty Juicy Grapefruit Dry Shampoo to refresh second-day hair and give you a clean start. When you massage the product into your roots you’ll create some volume as you work the product in—make the most of that. The foundation of this style is all about easy textured volume.

Next up, you’ll want to gather your strands back into a low ponytail. Wrap the ponytail around the base of the style and use a hair tie to secure the look. Pin any loose ends into the base of the ponytail using bobby pins but be sure to leave some strands out for some intentional messiness.

Gently tug a few strands out of the bun to frame your face and to fully recreate the chic messy bun that will take your look to the next level. Finish off your style with a mist of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1 to lock your look in place and add even more texture.

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That’s all there is to creating the chic messy bun! There are no rules to this style, get creative and have fun making this style look effortless.

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