Ever Heard of the Phrase, ‘Bad Gair day’?

To quote supermodel and popular TV host Cat Deely,”Everybody has a bad hair day, but us girls still like to be told we look nice even if we don’t feel like we do.” For us women, our hair is one of the most integral parts of our appearance and we want to do everything that we can to make it look amazing, every single day. But it’s not easy. On some particular days, it just becomes really, really difficult to manage, especially when you consider the harsh weather conditions. Most of us like to keep our hair open but considering the pollution; it is advisable to have messy bun hairstyles and protect it.

But with our hectic lifestyle, where most of us have to run to the office in the morning choosing the right hairstyle is not easy. Usually we would like to spend hours and hours to decide which hairstyle will suit us best. But sometimes the simplest hair styles of them all can prove to be the perfect choice after all, for example the Messy Bun Hairstyles.


Bun hairstyles are in fashion for quite some time now. It is quite popular among, teenagers, college girls and working women alike. Doesn’t matter how many bad hairdays you’re having in the week, a messy bun can be the deliverer you’ve been waiting for. The most exciting part about this hairstyle is the fact that you can experiment a lot with buns of different sizes and shapes. You also have the option to tie it up with stylish accessories. On days when you’ve to rush to the party right after you finish your work, the messy bun hairstyle will keep you looking ravishing without you putting in that extra effort.

Not only for us commoners but celebrities too are crazy about the messy bun hairstyles. They flaunt their cute bun hair styles on the red carpet all the time. Check out the following celebrities doing just that.


So How do You Do a Messy Bun Hairstyle?

All you need is a couple of bobby pins, clips and a comb. But if you want your style to stick it out through the day, you may want to use hairspray or mousse. You can also use a little bit of leave-in conditioner for that extra shine.


Before you start, apply the leave-in conditioner and/ or the hairspray so that it gives your locks some texture, not to mention extra gloss. Now start making the messy bun hairstyle.

Pull your hair by using a ponytail holder. Instead of pulling your locks at the last loop, leave the ends so that they’ll stick out towards your face. With this create a loop of hair over elastic. Now grab hold of the ends that stick out of the elastic. Divide them and then pull them toward the back. Pulling them like this will create a bun shape at the top loop of hair. Now pin the loop. Use hairspray to keep it in its place. It is upto you whether you want to tuck them in or let them stick out. Once you’ve got your basics right, you only have to just pin and shape until you think that this is the right one for you.

Easy wasn’t it? So what’s stopping you now from trying this messy updo hairstyle?
Wait!! It isn’t over yet. To help you decide even better, we’ve compiled our top fifteen messy bun hairstyles for the classy lady in you. These cute bun hairstyles are guaranteed to bring a variety to your everyday look. Most of all, they’re very easy to style and maintain throughout the day.

So Here are Top 15 Messy Bun Hairstyles for the season!

1.The Silky-Straight Hair Messy Bun:


A shout out to all the straight haired girls out there, this style is simple yet chic. There is no need for you to curl or twist your hair for this particular messy hair bun. Simply tie up all your hair in a bun like you would normally do and then add some cool accessories to make the look stylish and complete.

2. The Whimsical, Swept Undo Bun:


This one is for all you ladies who have voluminous hair. This is a version of the messy chic hairstyle. True to the name the style is truly whimsical. Tie your hair up and fluff it so that it becomes big. Don’t forget to flaunt the volume.

3. The Conch-Shell Messy Hair Bun:


This particular bun hairstyle is an absolute hit during the Summer. Instead of a clean and neat look, this hairstyle gives your appearance the effortless chic that you always wanted to boast of.

4. The Messy Waves and Crunched Up Bun:


If you have natural curly hair this look is to try. But even wavy or straight hairs can be styled this way. There’s a little bit of trick involved while you do this hairstyle. Use rollers which will help you to curl your hair into some really nice and big curls. Use the hairspray or mousse to hold the curls in place. Use a paddle brush to comb your hair and then simply crunch it into a bun. You’ll be able to tell from the looks of appreciation that you’ll get that how creative is this bun hairstyle.

5. The ‘80s Birds Nest Hair Bun:


This is one hairstyle that makes everybody drool.  Make your own giant hair buns but make sure that they’re light and flimsy. This hairstyle needs a big army of messy bunheads. But we promise you, it is worth it!

6. The Lazy Braided Messy Bun:


Don’t go by the name. This cute messy hairstyle will make you look anything but lazy. All it needs is styling into a simple messy bun with bangs on one side and the remaining hair twisted and pinned to the other side.

7. The Messy Milkmaid Bun:


If you had liked the previous messy updo hairstyle, then you’re going to love this one even more. Although this requires a little bit of work, the end result is nothing short of stunning. Create a ponytail at the front which is also slightly off-center at the head. Divide the pony into two and braid away. To add finesse, drape the hair across the front of the head and voila! To add the touch of the chic, loosen some of the hair in front.

8. The Country Meets Urban Messy Bun:

The Country Meets Urban Messy Bun:

The secret behind this messy bun hairstyle is ofcourse clean hair. Use hairspray to keep the bun in its place. The plus points are the fringes that frames your face and the messy underside.

9. The Pencil Bun:


The classic look! This is the hairstyle that all the sexy librarians at the movies flaunt. Ofcourse it goes without saying that it is a perfect choice for the girl attending classes to the women heading off to the board meeting. A little tip, when you wrap the bun, stick the pencil up through the bottom of the bun and push it up.

10. The Low Messy Curl Bun:


We urge you to try out this fun, extremely cute bun hairstyle. You’ll just need a strong hairspray, some pin up curls and of course hair bands and accessories.

11. The Low Hung Messy Bun:

For those of us with wavy hair this is one low messy bun hairstyle that can never go wrong. Use a serum so that your hair shines. Leave a few side bangs open to add to the hotness.

12. The Bouffant Flat-Top Messy Bun:


We adore the ‘80s.  No wonder we’re in love with this bouffant look.  Make the bouffant and pin it. Then create a bun with the rest of your hair. Don’t use any serum or hairspray. The hair is meant to look dry. The less shiny it is the better you will be able to carry it off.

13. The Twisted Top Messy Bun:

Another fun look for you to carry! Comb back your hair and then make a crown top with it. This look needs to be dry so no need to open the hair serum bottle. Now twist some of your hair and clip them into the messy bun. Finish it off by leaving two thin strands of bangs on both sides of the face to give it the dreamy feel.

14. The Variously Twisted Messy Bun:

The Variously Twisted Messy Bun:

If you liked the previous twisted messy bun hairstyle then you’ll love our next pick. This one is especially for you ladies with long and thick hair. Make as many twists as you want and then roll them in into the bun. Again don’t use any gel or hairspray because this cute hairstyle demands a dry look.

15. The Super Tousled Messy Bun:


This messy bun hairstyle is perfect when you would want your locks off your face. Grab hold of bobby pins, hairspray and of course a comb. Tease your hair before you tie it up in a ponytail. This ensures that your hair has full volume at the bottom.

There you have it ladies! Now don’t let a bad hair day ruin your mood. With our definitive list of top messy bun hairstyles turn those heads for envy and appreciation. As always, let us know what you thought of the article in the comments section.

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