I always go for the messy look, even when I style my hair fresh, so when I started doing messy buns, it was instantly my go to hairstyle. Like a good lasagna, it gets better every day! Perfect on second day hair, and third too, if you’re lucky enough to go that long.
Here’s some of my favorite messy bun tutorials. I picked these as my fav’s since I sort of do a mix of all three. You’ll probably do the same too, and between all three videos, find a process that works for you perfectly. Enjoy!
Roxxaurus on her youtube channel shows us a messy bun tutorial on really long hair. No teasing too! From start to finish in around 5 min., she really makes it seem effortless!
Just a little variation, here’s a messy bun tutorial from MissAlex, who shows us how to get the look with long hair, two elastics, and teasing. Check out MissAlex’s channel on youtube for more hairstyling tutorials, she’s got some fabulous ones!
Kate from the Small Thing’s Blog shows us how to get a messy bun with layered, medium length hair. She’s a hairdresser and really knows how to describe the steps, so you can understand them. Check out her blog, for all kinds of hair tutorials. Years ago I watched her bun tutorial using the two elastic method, and have been sporting that hairstyle ever since too!
The best thing about a messy bun is that it’s not meant to look totally styled in place, so it doesn’t take a lot of time. If you’re away from home having a bad hair day, or tired of your hair falling in your face, it’s a really cute fast and easy hairstyle you can do anywhere in less than 5 min. Just be sure to add some elastics and bobby pins to your makeup bag!