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Friday, 17 August 2012

how to: messy bun






embrace messy hair

This isn't so much of a tutorial, but I more of a talk through about how I'd go about I getting my hair in a messy bun. I think most of the time I find it is down to trial and error, especially when it comes to the perfect messy, but also somewhat done bun. I have to admit that when I do this technique sometimes my hair looks perfect on my first attempt but sometimes it doesn't. So don't worry if your get it wrong the first time just go back and try again! I made a gif to illustrate my points a little better, so hopefully it makes it a little easier to follow! But Zoe does have a very good tutorial in video form if that floats yo' boat!

I tend to always use a hair doughnut as I feel it gives a much better shape to the bun. You can pick these up from loads of places like Primark, Boots or Claires Accessories for really cheap, I know the Primark ones are just £1! I then pull my hair up into a high ponytail and secure with a hair band. I then thread my ponytail through the hair doughnut and then wrap the rest of my hair around it so it's compeltey covered. I then take hair pins, the ones thats are basically like this as I find them alot better at keeping the hair in place than regular bobby pins, but they work just as well. You can also secure with a hair band, but I think pins add to the messy effect a bit more. I then sort of pull bits of hair outwards without actually moving the bun, It's hard to explain but I just sort of pull the hair away from the scalp so it sits a bit loser away from the head. I then pull down a few tendrils and then mess around with the overall appearance and shape of the bun until I'm happy with it then I'd give it a quick hairspray! And its done!

Anyway I hope that was enlightening and a little helpful, If not, for the lolz you got to see my hair in a ponytail which literally, don't even say it looks good and I should wear it like that because its hideous and they just don't suit me at all! Even as a child I used to loathe wearing it like that!

42 comments

  1. i do buns like that too - also with a hair doughnut - but it just wont last long enough - i guess i dont have enough hair, that sounds weird haha, but my hair is really thin.

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  2. Your hair looks beautiful! I love messy buns they can look nice or casual x

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  3. this is really lovely, i dont use a doughnut, i get the same kind of result though :D xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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  4. I do something similar but I back comb the pony tail a bit to give it more volume and texture - I do have very fine hair tho!

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  5. I love doing this hairstyle, its so easy and looks good!

    http://whatalicedidtoday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I love your hair in a bun, lovely change xxx

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  7. I love wearing my hair like this. But after about 6 hours I get the worst headache everrr! Your hair looks really nice like that x

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  8. you look so gorgeous with your hair up xx

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  9. Really nice! I just realized I have to use a bigger hair tie (or hair doughnut as you call it) so the bun looks bigger c: will try this, thanks!

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  10. I don't use a hair doughnut but when I do a messy bun, I get pretty much the same result! I love the GIF. xx

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  11. I love this, definitely going to have to try it!x

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  12. With my hair was long enough to do this! I have to wear extensions and you can't really put your hair up with them! :( you look lovely! X

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  13. Your hair looks lovely in a bun, I love styling my hair in this way so simple and easy yet looks great :) xx

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  14. I'm still trying to perfect my messy bun technique so I'm definitely going to try out this method- Mine always end up looking too neat or falling out!

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. You look gorgeous with your hair up!

    thoughtsfromanothergirl.blogspot.com

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  16. You make it seem so easy! >.< Looks good!

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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  17. Great post! I love a messy bun, always make mine too neat though! x

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  18. It looks super easy...funny I can never get it to look right:) Gotta get a hair doughnut though, might help. Thanks for the tutorial! x

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  19. I think it looks really pretty, but I'm a diehard fan of keeping my hair down so I know the feeling.

    Loving the gif for the tutorial: I've always wondered what format to do for super short and quick tutorials.

    xx

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  20. I love the donuts!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  21. You look so nice with your hair up, I also love your messy "bed waves", okay to be honest I like all of your hair styles hahaha. I love wearing a messy bun, but I hardly ever use the doughnut, might finally pick one up. x

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  22. Could you do a video rather than an animation please? x

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  23. I have a load of layers in my hair and the length is only a couple on inches past my shoulders so it's really not at the stage to be able to use to hair donut. But I really can't wait - you can make either a messy casual hair or a chic stylish bun.
    x

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  24. I wear a donut for work... never thought of using it for a messy bun! will have to try this xx

    missjessicarachel.blogspot.com

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  25. Your hair looks gorgeous! I'm going to try & recreate this for today :) xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. cute xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. haha your ponytail looks cute! I looove messy buns

    http://emilyintheafternoon.blogspot.com

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  28. Your hair looks lovely like this. Where is your jumper from in the gif? x

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  29. Love this hair look, really suits u!!

    http://the-goldenmonkey.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. aw you always look super peeerty :) I've just filmed a vlog on this look, editing as we speak! xxx

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    1. here's a link to my messy bun tutorial vlog, i'd be over the moon if you'd have a look and let me know what you think :) xxx

      http://alittlebeautyspot.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/youtube2-doughnut-messy-bun-tutorial.html

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  31. I usually use this hair look and i love it!

    Kiss,
    Liliana

    http://umblogfashion.com

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  32. I always do my hair like this, it's so good if you're feeling lazy! Good old Primark x

    http://that-bird.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Hey Lily! I always wear a top knot especially on those hot summer days! It looks effortlessly put together with out being difficult. I saw this really cool way of doing one with a plait here http://www.amazine.com/story/798580 I think it would work really well with your hair! :)

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  34. looks great! i think my hairs a little too thin to pull this off!
    x
    notafashionstudent.com

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  35. I love this hairstyle!x

    http://lockedupinfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. The gif idea is so cool :) looks great! xx

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