I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten a request for a hair tutorial on these messy buns:
And I’m not surprised these are a favorite! They are stunning. The perfect amount of mess.
Here’s the thing with messy buns though–it’s nearly impossible to dupilcate one exactly. So, when you are trying to recreate, don’t be frustrated if your messy bun doesn’t look exactly like a photo. Embrace it as your own personal mess.
The main reason I put this tutorial off was because I thought my Double Bun tutorial or Messy Ponytail/Bun tutorial would suffice. However, there are other steps to go through for these messy buns, so I created a new tutorial.
For this style you’ll need two clear elastics, bobby pins, texture powder (or texture spray), hairspray, and a comb.
The texture powder I’m using in this tutorial is by Lanza. The Redken Quick Tease Spray (which I don’t use by I refer to) can be found here.
lipstick: J. Crew (similar)
nail polish: Lucky Lucky Lavender by OPI (a new favorite!)
sweater: Old Navy
collared shirt: H&M