25 Messy Buns Inspiration for Every Event
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Is there anything you can’t do in a messy bun? The style has graduated from lounge around go-to, to everyday celeb staple. There are so many ways to wear it, the messy bun has basically taken on ponytail status. Luckily, it’s also one of our favorite ways to keep hair out of the way—especially during never-know-what’s-coming springtime weather.
Wake up, tie your hair back and chill out. This is the official style of relaxation.
Take your messy bun to the highest heights with a top knot crossover.
No matter the length, a messy bun is the best way to pull your hair back. Let shorter layers do their thing to create face-framing pieces.
There is nowhere your messy bun can’t take you, including a wedding. This bridal style is touchable, unfussy and soft.
Keep it Down
Bun half-up, half-down hair for an effortless, woke-up-like this vibe that can easily take you to date night.
Braid hair down the middle and position your bun low for a laidback look that’s still super styled.
If you’re feeling an up-do for a night out but want to avoid a slicked back style, try out this modern messy chignon. Curl random pieces to emphasize the romantic quality of the look.
Pull strands out for a waterfall effect—it’s like the best of an up-do meets the prettiness of flowing hair.
Two messy buns are better than one!
There’s an undeniable appeal about a perfectly, imperfect style. Ditch the finishing spray and head out the door.
Work it Out
This style is definitely at home during yoga, spin or any trip to the gym.
Sleep in your style the next time you’re feeling like a rockstar.
Bigger is Better
We love volume, even and especially in bun form. Pro tip – cheat it with a sock!
It’s all about the detail—wrap strands around your bun for a texturized effect fit for fashion week.
LA meets Tchaikovsky, and we are fully here for it.
Bangs blend easily into a messy bun for Selena, who looks the picture of pop perfection.
Show off an accent of a bun by keeping hair down, tousled and casually wrapped around itself.
There’s no need to overthink this versatile style, pin it up and go, no upkeep required.
On The Town
This style is a perfect complement to literally any outfit—use a shine spray to add gloss to undone locks for a night out.
Mist your messy bun with a gel spray and strike a pose.
Set your baby hairs free.
Spray on color to add a little something extra to your bun.
We’ve got to give it up to the king of the messy bun—keep your texture as-is like Giaro.
Your braid is your crown and this bun pulls it all neatly together.
Sweep hair back and create a twist in the center of this dimensional messy bun.