Preparing your hair for the messy bun
The first step is to gather all of the styling tools and supplies. You will need some bobby pins, two elastics, a comb, hairspray, and some texture powder or spray.
Taking your hair one small section at a time, apply the texture spray or powder near the roots. Massage the powder into the roots then use your fingers to comb it through to the ends. Finally, pull your hair up into a ponytail and be sure to position it where you want the bun.
Creating your messy bun
Separate the loose hair of your ponytail into two sections. Twist each of the sections then twist them around each other. Secure the end with an elastic. Wrap the twisted hair around the base of the ponytail and push the end under the ponytail holder. You can use the bobby pins to secure your hair in place. Use your fingers to pull the middle of the twisted hair outward so that it is no longer tightly wrapped but appears loose and messy. Complete the look by applying hairspray all over.
It can take some practice to get your messy bun to look the way you want it. Once you master this hairstyle, however, you’ll always have a highly functional go-to style for both elegance and fun. If you want the style to look right the first time, consider having it done at a professional hair salon like Total Image Hair Designs in Dunedin, Florida.