Messy bun instructions and simple hacks for the absolute trend look
Perfect in its imperfection – that’s the messy bun. That’s the way it has to be, messy and casual. At the same time, the hairstyle looks pretty sexy and elegant and can be worn very harmoniously with different outfits. The undone look of this type of bun also brings a pleasant summer feeling to the hair. The styling of the hairstyle also scores with an extremely small expenditure of time. It’s not for nothing that many of us often see it as the ultimate bad hair day saver. If our hair just doesn’t want to play along, the messy bun is always at our side. It is therefore very important and super practical to be able to do this literally in no time at all. See below how this works best. Today we have a great and very simple messy bun guide ready for you.
The ultimate messy bun guide
Step 1: Bring your hair into a high ponytail
The first step to a messy bun is to take all the hair away from your face and neck and hold it up at the top of your head or gather it together lower down. Sometimes turning your head down and tying your hair that way helps. So you can mount them as high as you like. Depending on your mood, let a few strands fall out of your ponytail to frame your face nicely. Depending on how messy you want a bun to be, keep the high ponytail loosely tied and skip the hairbrush. A few bumps add to the relaxed look.
Step 2: Twist your hair
Here is the main point. Once your hair is gathered in your high ponytail, twist your strands until they are taut. Then wrap this around the base of your ponytail to form your high bun. Depending on the length of your mane, this may take a few seconds. Feel free to wrap as tightly or loosely as your heart desires.
A messy bun can always be staged very elegantly in its nonchalance
Step 3: Secure your messy bun
To keep your messy bun in place, tie a hair tie around the bun and use bobby pins and bobby pins on the sides to tame flyaways. Then gently pull the bun apart so that it looks even more natural and casual.
4th step: Fix your hairstyle
It is best to take a good hairspray and spray the already finished hairstyle from about 20-30 cm. Before doing this, pull out a few strands at the side and at the back of the head, if you wish. You can even jazz up the messy bun by adding a subtle hair accessory, flirty bow, or patterned hair tie to match your outfit and make it your own.
The possibilities are just endless!
Of course there are also many Messy Bun instructions variants. Here below in the video you will find four more of them that look incredibly casual and elegant at the same time.
Four messy bun recipes to try:
A few tips and hacks for the Messy Bun tutorial
The messy bun is best suited for long and medium length hair. Manes that are naturally thicker and wavy also have a clear advantage here. But no worry! If you have straight and fine hair, you can definitely pull off a gorgeous messy bun as well. Even with chin-length hairstyles, the relaxed trend works very easily. You just need a little more bobby pins and hairspray.
Dry shampoo works wonders
A messy bun looks best when the hair isn’t freshly washed. Use some dry shampoo at the very beginning to help you work with the hair strands.
Root powder for more volume
If you have thinner or straight hair and want more volume, use a good root powder. This really makes the hair look a lot more voluminous.
Thin and fine hair benefits best
Although teasing is long since out of date, the good old teasing comb will be of great help to you with the messy bun. After you have tied your hair in a ponytail, you can backcomb it and thereby provide even more fullness.
Give the messy bun more oomph
Curls or beach waves that you put in your hair beforehand are a very safe and stylish way to give the hairstyle more dynamic. At the same time, of course, this also means more volume and structure.
When there’s balayage in play, the messy bun looks even more fabulous
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