It is an art to style long hair and make it look chic. But the cost of hair styling salons that ask for an arm and a leg for the simplest of styling options leaves one to using your own deft fingers to work out some hair magic. Here are 7 Do It Yourself tips to fashion long tresses into the much-loved messy hair bun style having you look stunningly provocative. All you need are hair ties, bobby pins and hairspray.
Classic Messy Bun
Classic Messy Bun can be done in a jiffy. Spray hair roots evenly. Tie your hair up into a messy ponytail. Next loosely twist the length of your ponytail into a bun. Lastly secure the messy bun with bobby pins and allow ends to poke out for the dishevelled look.
Wet Hair Messy Bun
Wet Hair Messy Bun is fairly easy to create a messy bun. All you need is a hair tie. Wash your hair and then spritz hair spray onto wet hair. Let your hair air dry until it’s damp. Pull the hair back into a bun and secure it with a hair tie. Pull out some strands to create a messy effect.
Dishevelled Low Messy Bun
Dishevelled Low Messy Bun is great for a more sophisticated look. Tie your hair in a low bun at the nape of your neck. Simply twist your hair and wrap it into a bun, securing it with an elastic or a few bobby pins. Gently nudge out a few loose strands of hair to create the messy look.
Fishtail Wrapped Messy Bun
Fishtail Wrapped Messy Bun adds a textured look with braided hair carelessly wrapped into a bun. Spray your damp hair and let it air dry. Do not smooth out lumps that add to the messy look. Fishtail your ponytail and pull a small section of hair from one side to the other back and forth all the way. Secure your fishtail with an elastic and gently pull on it so it looks fluffy and thick. Loosely wrap fishtail around itself to create a big messy bun on top of your head.
Jumbo Top Knot
Jumbo Top Knot Spray damp hair and squeeze your hair to boost texture before allowing it to air dry. Do not use a brush but instead flip your head and pull your hair high atop your crown. Tie it off with a hair tie. Style by twisting the pony down to the ends. Spin your twisted pony around itself gently as you spin so as to make a bigger top knot and then pin it in place.
Rope Bun is made by pulling your hair into a high ponytail. Use hair spray and then comb again before tying it with a hair tie. Split your ponytail in half and spin each side down to the ends. Then, spin the two sides together in the opposite direction to create the rope look. Tie it up at the end before spinning your rope braid around itself. Twist the bun and pin it in place.
is made by pulling your hair into a high ponytail. Use hair spray and then comb again before tying it with a hair tie. Split your ponytail in half and spin each side down to the ends. Then, spin the two sides together in the opposite direction to create the rope look. Tie it up at the end before spinning your rope braid around itself. Twist the bun and pin it in place.
French Twist involves parting your hair down the side and brushing all of your hair over to the larger side of your parting. Insert slides to keep the hair in place. Tie a clear elastic around the ends. Holding the tied-off ends, roll your hair into your French twist. Once you roll your hair all the way in, pin the bun and tug out locks of hair on the sides to create a messy look.