Paris Street Style Stars Prove the Elevated Messy Bun Is Here to Stay

Elevate your just-got-out-of-bed style for daily wear.

There isn’t a day that goes by that sitting outside a French café eating a croissant and drinking a cappuccino doesn’t sound infinitely better than whatever is on the never-ending to-do list at hand. A chic and effortless outfit, oversized sunglasses and a good book paired with whatever kind of weather Paris has in store sounds like a dream. In lieu of this daydream, we’ve been looking to the street style stars on the streets of the city  for a French-inspired hairstyle to get us through these long September days. The elevated messy bun is one trend that keeps coming up again and again and we’ve adopted this look as the easiest and quickest way to get in on some of that fashion fun. From a distance, of course:

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Wear it straight or wear it natural. Photo credit:

Unwashed hair has stepped up and out of the gutter of hair cleanliness status and has become the over-sung hero of the last while. What used to be a grimy announcement about your shower schedule is now the ultimate chic statement when it comes to styling your strands. That being said, sweeping your second or third-day hair into an elevated messy bun is as easy as your go-to nighttime knot, but with a touch of chic Parisian class.

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Proof that the elevated messy bun works with bangs, too. Photo credit:

What sets this bun apart from the rest? The right foundation, a touch of hairspray and the confidence to pull it off. Start off by washing and conditioning your hair with Love Beauty and Planet Smooth and Serene Argan Oil & Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner. Formulated to smooth and nourish your hair, it will give you the locks of your dreams in just a few washes. The smooth and sleek results are the perfect base for a slightly more elevated style.


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An effortless style you can create in under five minutes. Photo credit:

Gather your air-dried hair up into a bun – note that this style works on curly-haired and straight-stranded girls alike – and use a hair tie to hold your look in place. Finish off with a mist of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 to make your style wind-proof and night out-ready. Believe us, you’re going to want to take this look out on the town for a spin.