Messy Double Bun: Nail this Street Style-Worthy Look at Home

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There’s a new updo hairstyle to steal from the street style scene. This messy double bun style is everything we love in an undone updo. It’s so easy to recreate that we strongly believe you can do it with your eyes closed. Wear it from the comfort of your own home for days you really want to switch it up, with little effort. This style might be popular on city streets, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try it out from the comfort of your own home as you wait out the quarantine. What better time to get comfortable wearing a more daring look than right now while practicing social distancing?

Want to get the look? Read on to learn how you can get the messy double bun that will take your work from home style to the next level!

Get the Messy Double Bun Look

Step 1: Start with Second-Day Texture

This hairstyle looks best on lived-in hair. If you have second- or even third-day hair, you’re on the right track. If not, no need to worry. There are plenty of hair hacks and hair products that can help you achieve the look. Either backcomb your hair or use a dry shampoo like Dove Between Washes Clarifying Dry Shampoo to remove excess oil giving you a fresh, voluminous, and textured base.

2. Section Hair

You need two sections of hair to create this messy double bun style. Part hair from ear to ear and section off with a hair clip.

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3. Create Your Buns

Now its time to create each bun. Start with the lower section of hair first. Gather this section into a ponytail and coil the ends into a mini bun. Use hair pins to secure in place and repeat with the top section of hair.

4. Add Volume

Using the tail of a comb, slide through the front section of hair and gently lift for volume. This will give you the pompadour effect. Pull a few pieces of hair out at the front to enhance the messy look.

5. Set and Wear!

Now it’s time to finalize your messy double bun style. Set hair with a hairspray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Texture Hold Level 1.

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