The messy bun is usually a hairdo that women come up with when they are in a hurry. There seems to be nothing "glammy" about being in a rush to work.  However, we will show you how to make a messy bun in minutes and still look like you are about to kill it on the runway!

The Basics

To create the perfect messy bun, start with putting your hair in a secure ponytail.  Twist your hair from the base to the tip and wrap it around the base of your ponytail in a spiral.  You can use bobby pins to secure the bun or you can try tucking the tip under the hair tie. Do you want a messier look?  Pluck out some hairs by running your fingers through the front of your hair or pull some strands out to frame your face.  But we can still get a bit more sophisticated. 

Styling Products

The messy bun can be made with just your fingers and a rubber band.  But you can beef it up a little by using the appropriate styling products.  For example, if you are planning to make the bun for a wedding or another formal event, find some accessories to add.  

Gather a soft brush, a wide-tooth comb, and an elastic ponytail holder.  Comb your hair all the way down, grab the ponytail and twirl it, wrap it around and secure it with your ponytail holder. A messy bun works best if it is two days after initial washing. 

A More Sophisticated look

A light-weight mousse will make your hair more supple and still appear soft and natural. Look for a mousse that includes a volumizing agent. Next, use a hairspray that will help your bun stay in place.