Updo Hairstyles: 1 Messy Bun, 3 Different Hair Textures

Serious #bungoals ahead.

We’re so thrilled to know that in this day and age, messy hairstyles, like the messy bun, are appropriate for many occasions. Not so fast, though! Having a messy hairstyle doesn’t mean that you don’t have to comb or brush your hair at all. In order to create an undone look that can be worn anywhere past your front door, you’ll definitely need a few styling tools and products to get the look right.

Lately, we haven’t come across a messy bun we didn’t like, so we’ve broken down how to get everyone’s new favorite hairstyle on three different hair types. Read on to learn how you can score these cool updo hairstyles:

How to Create Messy Bun Hairstyles on Different Hair Types

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Make voluminous curly styles with messy buns. Photo credit: Dvora

Messy Bun Hairstyles for Curly Hair

Step 1: Add shine to your curls with a dollop of the Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil.

Step 2: If you have long curly hair, bend forward and gather your curls up into a high ponytail. Secure with a hair tie.

Step 3: Tuck the ends of your curls into the base of the ponytail holder to create a voluminous curly bun hairstyle.

Step 4: Prevent frizz with TRESemmé Climate Protection Finishing Spray. Liberally spray your bun and let the product dry before making any last minute adjustments to your bun.


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Fake full hair on fine hair types with a messy bun hairstyles

Messy Bun Hairstyles for Fine Hair

Step 1: Apply some of the TRESemmé Max The Volume Root Lifting Cream to add volume to your fine hair.

Step 2: Use a brush to work the product through your hair before creating your bun.

Step 3: Finger comb your hair and gather it into a high ponytail. Take small sections from your ponytail and wrap each section in the opposite direction to create the undone effect.

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Creating updo hairstyles on thick hair should be simple! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Messy Bun Hairstyles for Thick Hair

Step 1: Tame flyaways with some serum. Smooth some of the TRESemmé Keratin Infusion Smoothing Serum onto the base of your hair.

Step 2: Gather your hair into a high ponytail and loop the ends through the ponytail holder to create your bun. Wrap any remaining ends around the base of your bun and use hairpins to secure.

Step 3: Pull pieces of hair out of your bun to create your messy bun hairstyle. Finish your style off with a spritz of the Dove Style + Care Strength and Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray to set the look in place

Want to up the ante on your hairstyles? Accesorize your bun! Try out this scarf tutorial to update your look!