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Tutorial: How to Create Messy Bun Hairstyles for Men

Create a cool messy man bun hairstyle in the no time!

Creating messy bun hairstyles for men may seem like a no-brainer, but there are actually some tricks and tools to the trade to get the look down pat. When it comes to effortless looking man buns, second-day hair always seems to look the best. Why? Because they have a more disheveled, lived-in look, and a mussed-up texture that looks extremely cool. There’s no better time to learn how to nail a perfect messy bun than now. With back-to-back days working from home, casual styles are in high demand. Ready to get in on some simple secrets, and create second-day hair on the first day? Read on to learn how to create your best messy bun hairstyle yet, whether you have medium-length or long hair.

How to Create Messy Bun Hairstyles for Men


Prepare your hair.

Wash hair with Dove Men+Care Thick & Strong Fortifying 2 In 1 Shampoo + Conditioner, then towel dry your hair or use a blowdryer so that your hair is at least 90% dry before you start. To begin styling, finger comb or gently comb through your hair. You want to keep some texture to your hair to give it that second-day look.

man with long straight hair

Create a low ponytail.

Smooth your hair back and gather it into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.

man creating ponytail on hair

Loop half of ponytail through.

This is the first secret: Leave some of your hair out on purpose! Loop hair through a ponytail holder but leave part of the ends hanging. The loose sections of the hair hanging out of the bun give this hairstyle the messy and undone effect which makes the look.

man creating ponytail on hair

Use hair pins.

You know why your man bun never stays put throughout the day? You’re not using hair pins! These little styling tools are your friend. Insert hair pins around the base of the bun to keep it in place.

man adding hair pins to low bun hairstyle


Now you’re finished with your messy bun! Tame any annoying flyaways or cowlicks with Axe Natural Look: Understated Cream which will also provide your hair with a light hold.

man posing with messy low bun hairstyle

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