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How To Do A Messy Bun Step by Step?

Oct.06,2022
This entry was posted in Tutorial By Bailee

Have you ever had one of those awkward moments? When your alarm went off half an hour ago and you only have 10 minutes left to get ready and be there on time. Don't worry! Today we're here to teach you the simple messy bun you can have in a short amount of time. This quick, cute and easy hairstyle will satisfy your comfort needs for an evening workout or weekend barbecue, meet the office dress code and accentuate your charm on a romantic date. Whatever you call it, one thing is for sure: we can't get enough of these simple messy buns.

How to make a messy bun step by step?

Still confused? Check out our super-simple tutorials for all hair types.

Messy bun for thick, long hair

Messy bun for thick, long hair

How do you make a messy bun with long thick hair and keep it from unraveling in a few hours? While the messy bun is undoubtedly a versatile solution for the natural thick-haired girl, it can be a disaster unless she follows this tutorial:.

1. Make a ponytail where you want to make a bun.
2. Hold your leather band in one hand and roll the ponytail into a bun at the base of your hair.
3. Use a few bobby pins and secure the bun with bobby pins.
4. Add embellishments.

Messy bun for thinning hair

Messy bun for thinning hair

How do you pose for a bun with volume when your hair is super fine? It's true that towering messy bun hairstyles can be a challenge for girls with silky thin hair. But we have a great idea on how to make a big messy bun with thinning hair. An absolutely essential step for thinning hair is to start with some texturizing spray or dry shampoo.

1. Use a comb to brush your hair high on your head.
2. Wrap your hair very tightly with a hair tie.
3. Optional: Clip on some hair extensions to make your bun look fuller.
Twist the ponytail into a bun.
4. Take a small hair clip and twist, pull and clip until you like the look of your top knot.
5. Secure your pretty bun with hairspray.

High messy bun hairstyle

High messy bun hairstyle

How to do a high messy bun? A messy bun is the perfect hairstyle to create on the go. Especially, if you choose this tutorial among the many other ways to make a messy bun. It only takes 1-2 minutes to make such a bun on the top of your head and besides, all you need is a coil hairband.

1. Brush your hair into a high ponytail, but don't tie it up.
2. Twist a messy bun.
3. Wrap the coil tie around 2-3 times.
This works especially well on textured curls.

Loose messy bun

Loose messy bun

This tutorial will show you how to do a loose bun which will emphasize the beauty of brunette, blonde, or redhead, white girl hair, and Afro locks. So, how do you make this lovely messy bun?

1. Leave the front two sections of hair in the front and pin it up for later use.
2. Tie the rest of your hair into a semi-loose ponytail, as low as you want your lazy bun to go.
3. Go from a ponytail to a loose bun.
4. Unwrap the front saved sections of hair and wrap them unthinkingly around the bun, securing them with hair 5. clips to add extra volume and texture.
6. Add embellishments.

Half-up, half-down high bun 

High bun with dangling hair

The half-up, half-down high bun is a "delicious" upgrade to the messy bun and has gained a ton of popularity (especially when paired with short bangs on either side). The best part: you can make it quickly on the go.

1. Separate your hair into two parts.
2. Take the top half and make a high half-ponytail.
3. A- Secure a hair loop with the same tie. B- Twist your hair into an off-the-cuff bun and secure it with a few bobby pins (make sure they're small enough because you're only using half of your hair and won't be noticed).
4. Add a cute accessory that matches your outfit of the day.
5. Enjoy your stylish hairstyle.

Two messy hair buns on top of the head

Two messy hair buns on top of the head

One bun is fun, two messy buns on the top of your head are even more fun. Inspired by Suicide Squad, space buns are probably the most creative way to do different buns - they're super cute and semi-mysterious. Here's how to get it.

1. Separate your hair into two equal sections.
2. Turn them into two loose ponytails.
3. If necessary, use a smaller well and clip hair extensions to the bottom of the ponytail.
4. Loosely twist each ponytail and wrap them around the base.
5. Use Bobby pins to pin your bun in place.
6. (Optional) To spice up your space bun, try using glitter spray on the hair part for a fun look.
* You can leave a few short strands in your ponytail, curl them up and secure them with the spray.

Messy low bun for straight hair

Messy low bun for straight hair

How do you make a messy bun with straight hair? It depends on what effect you're trying to achieve. Do you want to do a sewn and woven messy bun, a textured messy Asian bun, or just a disjointed bedhead bun? Here's what you can do.

1. Consider leaving two loose strands of hair near the face (optional).
2. Make a ponytail where you want to make a bun.
3. A-Do a sew-in braid. B-Add some texture along the ponytail with a curling iron. c-4. Mess up your straight hair with your fingers and use a little texturizing gel.
5. Twist hair into a bun and secure with pins.

Messy bun with headband

Messy bun with headband

1. A messy bun with a headband is a great way to spice up your everyday outfit.
Here's how to play around with accessories to freshen up your bun.
2. Optional: Leave hair extensions unpinned at the bottom of the ponytail.
3. Pull your hair into a ponytail and scrunch your hair into a bun starting at the bottom of your hair.
4. Pull the hair tie around.
5. Leave some of the ends of your hair to curl.
6. Wrap the bun with your favorite headband.
7. Remember, the attachments in your messy bun better not be synthetic.

How do you keep a messy bun from falling out?

The cousin of the conventional bobby pin, the U-pin or hair pin is used to secure hair in place. Therefore, the next time you bun up, slide a U-pin vertically into the base of the bun and twist it sideways slightly so that it sits firmly and keeps the bun in place.

How do you maintain a messy bun?

To keep your messy bun in place, tie a hair tie or elastic around the bun and use bobby pins around the sides for stray hairs.

Are messy buns work appropriate?

Space buns can be considered work appropriate, but we suggest leaving them at the festival or for the weekend. They tend to make you look younger and have a stigma for being worn as a hairstyle to a party.

Are messy buns work appropriate?

Space buns can be considered work appropriate, but we suggest leaving them at the festival or for the weekend. They tend to make you look younger and have a stigma for being worn as a hairstyle to a party.

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  • Carol.
    Carol.
    I was in my room trying to do a messy bun while watching this and I thought I did pretty good until I walked into my brother’s room and he asked why I had a potato on my head.
    10-06
  • Amberlyn Alice
    Amberlyn Alice
    quick and easy, just what I needed, thank you.
    10-06
  • Leopard Gecko
    Leopard Gecko
    who’s in 2022 still tryna learn how to do a messy bun
    10-06
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