Ahh, the messy bun. It’s a style that just about every girl has done with her hair since she can remember. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s pretty — that is, until the elastic starts to sag. Trust me: there is a better, just-as-effortless way to whip up your hair with staying power, and it’s as simple as stepping away from the elastic! Grab a teasing comb and a handful of bobby pins and read below for the *right* way to put your hair up into a bun.
Now let’s get started. One word of caution though — you’ll be attracting loads of admirers.
Here’s one — he’s so cute, we can’t stand it!
STEP 1: PULL YOUR HAIR INTO A MEDIUM PONYTAIL
Gather your hair into a mid-height ponytail (you want the end pony to fall somewhere between topknot and low bun territory) and loosely cinch it with a small elastic — one that wouldn’t work if you tried to stretch it out to tie up your bun. Create texture and height by roughing up the crown with the pointy side of a teasing brush. Move the brush upwards and from side to side to create volume and separation.
STEP 2: TWIST UP A BUN
You know what to do — grab it, twist it, tuck it. Now grab your bobby pins to pin the bun in place. Don’t worry about loose pieces… your bun shouldn’t be perfect.
STEP 3: SPRAY IN PLACE
Spray your bun in place and play up any flyaways — they’re welcome here! The overall look needs to be effortless and LOOK effortless.
And it is! Done in five minutes flat with the messy bun of your dreams.
Don’t you love?! Tell us, will you be trying this quick and easy look this summer? Best of all, this style is totally snuggle-proof!
Will you be making the switch to bobby pins or are you still totally #teamelastic when it comes to this style? Tell us in the comments below.