How to Make the Perfect Messy Bun in 3 Steps


How to Make the Perfect Messy Bun in 3 Steps

By: Jenna Wise


At least several days out of the week, I am overwhelmingly tempted to sleep in as long as possible and leave for class in whatever clothes I happen to pull out, not caring at all what anybody who happens to look at me is thinking. Most days, I give in to this temptation and go even further by attempting to put my hair up in the perfect “messy” bun to match how casual I dress; however, I have never been able to meet someone or find a technique that has worked with my long, straight hair and semi-thin texture. Finally, after many months of searching, I am across the following method for creating the perfect messy bun:



Step 1: Brush your hair the whole way through, then into a ponytail depending on where you would like the bun to end up.


Step 2: Tease the hair inside the ponytail well, then divide the hair into two sections.


Step 3: Wrap both sections of hair in opposite directions around the base of the ponytail, pinning the extra pieces one inch from its ends to give the bun a more frayed look. Adjust depending on how messy of a look you want, then spray well with hairspray.