The fun messy bun hairstyle of today captures a glimpse of the big hair of the 80’s combined with the loose flowing styles of the 60’s. Some of these styles even look Victorian. What we know is buns are ageless and never go out of style. They are a quick fix in the summertime to combat heat and perspiration as well as a fast and elegant go-to hairstyle for an evening out. An upsweep hairstyle will show off your lovely neck and those beautiful sexy earrings.
50 Cozy Hairstyles for a Messy Bun Kind Of Day
Even though messy bun hairstyles look quick and often haphazard, there is skill and attention to detail needed for the look to come across in a pleasing manner. Often, the high bun is considered a better look for professional or classic situations and the low bun is thought of as a more casual look. Feathery tendrils can soften the face to give you an enticing look. Braided hair, such as French or Dutch, types blend well with either high or low the messy bun styles of today.
At a minimum, all you need to do is make a ponytail and fold it over. Let some strands hang loosely along the front and sides. While you can start simple, many of these looks take a little more effort to get right. Several of these buns need a foundation of teased hair to get the kind of volume needed to make them look their best. You will need bobby pins, hair elastics, and a little bit of product to accomplish these looks.
Adding a Bouffant touch to your style is a good fix for hair that is fine or lacks volume. A messy bun hairstyle comes to the rescue if you have to go out and your hair needs washing. Let these messy bun hairstyles inspire you to sweep up those luscious locks to create a sexy soften look that will melt the harshest critic.Experiment with some of these new looks for 2018 until you find the perfect pretty hairstyle for you.
1) Ready For Fun Messy Bun
This look is just right for any time of day. With the hair swept up on top of the head and long strands coming down in the front, this is an elegant twist to an everyday hairstyle. It looks awesome with a pair of retro mirrored sunglasses.
2) Tornado Twist Fun
This is a low bun hairstyle with a wild side. The bun is twisted around itself for a fun, casual look. Strands of hair fall from the sides, softening the look and giving it a relaxed appearance. This messy bun requires some bobby pins or a little product to hold it in place.
3) Top Knot Honey Bun
This updo for long hair makes a big impact. The hair is twisted high up on the head and has sections fluffed up for an artful style. A few loose strands hang down to make this look soft and romantic. This is a gorgeous messy updo for those times when you really want to make an impression.
4) Burnette Falls Cascading Bun
This high bun has a gorgeous silhouette. The hair is teased into a bouffant to give it a punch of extra volume, and then the hair is wrapped into a loose bun. Soft strands hang down to make the look more relaxed. This is one of the more elegant hair ideas and looks fantastic with a formal outfit.
5) Teddy Bear Ears
This cute look is one of the easy updos for medium hair. The hair is parted down the middle and then small buns are made on each side. The buns sit on top of the model’s head like teddy bear ears. This style also goes by the name of “space buns.”
6) Windy, Twisty and Messy
This messy updo is a fun and easy hairstyle. Pull your long hair up over your head. Twirl it into one long twist. Twirl it down into a bun and secure the ends. Wrap the ends around the bun and bobby pin them on. Finally, pull out a few random loose strands to soften the look.
7) Peek-A-Boo Fun Bun
This is a simple example of topknot hair. The hair is brushed loosely upward – don’t worry about brushing it out too neatly and getting a completely smooth look. The hair is twisted down into a bun and secured with a ponytail holder and bobby pins. Wrap the ends around the bun and let them hang down for a relaxed look.
8) Just a Bit Lower
This messy bun is a gorgeous, soft, romantic look from another time. First curl the front strands with a curling iron. Then tease the top layer of hair in a bouffant style. Pull the hair into a neat ponytail at the base of the head. Tuck the ends underneath for a neater look.
9) Twist and Shout
This is an easy low bun hairstyle with a lot of style. Pull the hair into a low ponytail and double it over. Secure it with a hairband. Pull the ends up and wrap them around the ponytail holder to hide it. Secure the ends with bobby pins and a little bit of product if you like.
10) Feather Bun
The feather bun is an amazing romantic look. This messy bun starts with curling and feathering the front of the hair. Curl it into loose waves and feather the sides back. Then pull the back hair into an easy messy bun. This look is gorgeous with a lace top or another feminine, delicate top.
11) Double Top Knot Braided Hairstyle
Combining topknot hair with braided buns, this look is adorable and youthful. It is great for fun-loving women and girls with medium hair. Braid the hair in two sections and curl the ends of the braid in on themselves. Secure it with ponytail holders. Since the hair is braided first, it’s more likely to stay up on its own without any bobby pins.
12) Love That Frenchy Touch
Starting with a side part, this braided bun is an awesome style. Make a loose French braid on one side of the head. When the braid is done, sweep the hair up into a messy bun. This look takes a little more work than others, but it stays up nicely and looks great on anyone with long hair.
13) Cascading Feathers
The cascading feather look is soft and delicate. It looks best if you tease the top a little bit for volume. The hair is easy to sweep into a messy bun at the back of the head. This low bun hairstyle is quick and relaxed. Don’t worry about tucking the ends in, just let them hang out naturally.
14) Rebal Ringlets in a Bun
Ringlets make a gorgeous messy hairstyle. You can pull this look off easily if you have naturally curly hair, or you can curl it first for a twist on your usual look. Simply sweep the hair into a loose bun at the back of the head and let the ends escape. You might need bobby pins to get this look to stay in place.
15) Crowning Glory Top Knot
This high bun is worn half up half down. The top of the hair is teased a little for volume and then pulled into a tall topknot. The topknot is wound around itself in a swirl. The rest of the hair hangs down in a straight and natural look.
16) Riding High Sassy Bun
A fast bun doesn’t have to be boring. This messy hairstyle has a little more of a formal look with the hair pulled up so high on the head. The bun is curled around itself and the ends are wrapped around the base to conceal the ponytail holder. This look is great with big sunglasses.
17) Sweet 16 Twisty Bun
This cute hairstyle is simple and quick. All you need to do is pull the top center section of your hair into a small bun and secure it with a ponytail holder. You can wrap the ends around the base of the bun to hide the ponytail holder.
18) Serious Working Girl
This low bun hairstyle is great for work. It is not as messy as some of the other examples we looked at, making it just the right balance for a casual workday when you still want to look your best. Simply pull the hair back into a low bun at the base of the head and secure it with a ponytail holder.
19) Ton of Fun Top Knot
Top knots can be big and bold for a unique statement. The hair is brushed straight upward and pulled into a full, poufy bun. This look does need a few bobby pins to stay in place. You might want to tease the hair for more volume before you make the bun.
20) Whispering and Softly Elegant
This is an elegant look for medium hair. The hair is teased at the top for volume and then pulled back into a low bun at the base of the head. The bun is tucked in relatively neatly for a more formal look. This style showcases the model’s statement earrings.
21) Just Say Yes Top Knot
Top knot updos have many fun variations. This one starts with hair that has been teased for volume. The hair is pulled back into a soft, high top knot. This look stands out because the bun is wrapped forward on itself rather than around the side. This look needs a few bobby pins to stay in place.
22) Flowing Braids and Waves
Spectacular loose waves are accented with small braids running through them. The half up half down style features a fantastic, unique style of bun that takes practice to get right. This look is wild and free. You will get a lot of compliments when you wear your hair this way.
23) Sexy Kitten Messy Bun
This pretty hairstyle is great for work or for a night out. Simply sweep the back of the hair into a loose bun and tuck in the ends. Let the front sections hang down for a romantic look. You can loosely curl the ends for a pretty touch. It looks great with a dressy outfit and statement earrings.
24) Hotty Totty Top Knot
This top knot is great for when you really want to be noticed. First, tease the hair into a bouffant to give it enough volume. Sweep the hair up and wind it into a loose top knot, but take care to tuck in all the ends for a neater look. Let a few loose strands hang down on the sides.
25) Sweeping Braid
This look starts with a Dutch braid on one side of the head. Wind the ends of the braid and the other side of the hair together into a messy bun. Let the ends stick out for a fun, carefree look. The braid will hold one side of the hairstyle together, but you will probably need bobby pins to achieve the look the model is wearing.
26) Puff The Magic Messy Bun
You may need practice to get this look right. The hair is teased first to give it volume. Curling the ends will give you more of a swirling look for the bun. The bun is wound around itself in an artful fashion, and secured with bobby pins. Let strands hang loose in the front and on the sides.
27) Oui La-La Top Knot
This look starts with a loose French braid on the top. It might be a good idea to tease it first to get the full look you want. The hair is pulled into a high, messy bun at the back. The French braid makes this one of the more elegant hair ideas out there. Try it with your favorite summer sunglasses.
28) On the Up Sweep Bun
Tease the hair before making this bun to give it the right level of volume. This is an easy messy bun that is swept up and secured with a ponytail holder and bobby pins. Try it with a few soft ends at the front, sides, and back hanging down.
29) Sweet Maiden Sexy Bun
This curly bun has a gorgeous, romantic style. Make a messy French braid on one side of the head and a soft twist on the other side of the head. Gather the curly ends into an elaborate arrangement at the back of the head. Let ringlets of hair cascade down to make the look more casual.
30) All Twisted Up
This easy hairstyle starts with a few loose braids running through the hair. After making the braids, just twist the hair up at the back of the head. This is one of the great, easy updos for medium hair. Let strands hang down from the sides to soften the look.
31) Half Up Half Down with a Fishtail Braid
This romantic updo is accented by a long fishtail braid that hangs off center at the back of the head. Pull the top hair back into a neat knot with the ends tucked in. Secure them with bobby pins. Then pull out a section and make the fishtail braid.
32) Fun Bun with a Baseball Hat
This is a new look for 2018. It’s great for when you want a sporty, quirky style. Tease the hair first for volume and then pull it through the back of the baseball hat. Twist it into a high, fabulous top knot and let the ends hang down. Your eyes will be shaded and you will turn heads.
33) Soft Braid in the Back
This look starts with a soft, romantic French braid starting at the base of the neck. It takes practice to braid your hair like this but it’s worth it. Pull the hair into a ponytail, including the braided section, and wind it around in a messy bun. The contrast between the neat braid and the relaxed bun is pretty.
34) Quick and Casual Updo
This is the most classic example of the messy bun. All you need to do is gather the hair at the top of the head into a ponytail. Wind the ponytail in a swirl around the base and secure it with another ponytail holder. Let the ends hang down in the back.
35) Cute Hairstyle with a Romantic Look
This hairstyle idea is simple and quick to put together. Tease the hair first to give it volume. Pull it loosely into a high ponytail and wrap it around neatly. Wrap a section of hair around the base of the bun to hide the ponytail holder. Let the ends of the bun be loose, and let sections along the front and sides hang free.
36) New Way to Use Bobby Pins
This messy bun is natural and relaxed. The ends of the hair are pulled into a loose ponytail. The interesting feature of this easy hairstyle is the triangle of bobby pins at the back of the head. They are used for decoration rather than holding up the hair.
37) Cool Hairstyle with a French Braid
This hairstyle starts with a quick French braid at the back of the head. The hair is then wound into a tall, poufy bun. Most people will need to tease their hair to get this much volume in the bun. The ends are tucked in neatly, making this look pretty for a night out or a day at the office.
38) Super Casual and Relaxed Hair Bun
This look seems like it would be easy to put together, but some care is needed to get it to stay up. The hair is pulled into a low bun at the back of the head. The ends go every which way. You will need to twist your hair around quite a bit to get this look right. Bobby pins are definitely required.
39) Fast Bun with Pastel Hair
Highlighting a colored section is easy with this fast bun. Simply make a ponytail on the side of the head and twist it forward into a bun. Tuck the ends in with bobby pins. This look is prettiest with the sides and back pulled up neatly.
40) Hair Bun for a Day Off
Messy hair gives a casual, relaxed look for a day off. This hairstyle idea features a simple, cool twisted-up bun at the back of the head. This is one of the cute easy hairstyles that anyone can pull off, given five minutes and a few supplies.
41) Braided Updo for Long Hair
This nice low bun is highlighted by a sweeping braided section at one side. The hair is pulled into a perfect double twist at the back and secured with bobby pins. This style of hair looks great with the model’s highlights. Let some strands hang down on the sides to soften the look.
42) Upswept Hair with a Full Bun
This is one of the best hairstyles for a night out on the town. Start by teasing the hair into a bouffant to make it full. Then wind the hair into a simple high bun at the back. Tuck the ends in for a more formal look. Let a few soft strands lose to frame your face.
43) Curly Bun with Messy Hair
This look is great for curly or wavy hair. It is a little more complicated to put together but the results are beautiful. The hair is swirled and twirled around on itself using bobby pins and product. Some strands escape to make this look soft and romantic.
44) Gorgeous Dutch braid
This nice look starts with a large Dutch braid at one side. The braid is neatly made and gets bigger toward the back of the head. The hair is then simply pulled into a low ponytail and folded over once to make a bun. This is one of the best hairstyles for days when you don’t have a lot of time, but want to look amazing.
45) Hair Ideas for Quick Updos
This is one of the cute easy hairstyles to turn to when you are in a hurry. All you need to do is brush the hair upward neatly, then pull it into a ponytail. Wrap the ends of the ponytail around to cover the ponytail holder and secure the ends with bobby pins. This style takes minutes and looks beautiful.
46) Soft Bun With Loose Waves
Perfect loose waves cascade down the model’s back. The top of her hair is pulled up into an easy bun. The bun is puffed out for a pretty and unique look. The style is gorgeous and relaxed. It highlights the model’s lovely platinum blonde hair. This style would look great on anyone with long hair.
47) Loose French Braid and a Messy Bun
This relaxed, elegant look is perfect for a night out. Tease the hair first for fullness and then make a loose French braid on one side. Make a ponytail and then wind the ends of the bun around in a loose swirl. Secure it with bobby pins. Let the sides of the hair hang down for a romantic look.
48) Quick Bun with Hair Sticks
This quick bun is accented by a pair of hair sticks. The top of the hair is pulled back and wound into a neat knot with hair sticks through it. This is a simple style that is great for any occasion. Let the lower sections of hair hang down straight and loose.
49) Cute Braided Bun on Top
This look is adorable and fresh. Pull the center top section of your hair into a pretty Dutch braid. Wind the ends up into a cute knot at the back. This is a lovely updo for long hair. The sides and back are left to hang down naturally for a country fresh look.
50) Hair Ideas with Messy Braids
This look has a fresh, unique take on the braided bun. The hair needs to be teased first to get the kind of volume needed. Make a loose, irregular French braid with the top section of the hair. Then fold the ends of the braid around in a super casual bun. All you need to do is secure it with a ponytail holder. The ends are left to hang free.
50 Fun Messy Bun Hairstyle That Never Go Out of Style
These messy bun examples have dozens of different styles to try. While you can pull off a messy bun in thirty seconds with a ponytail holder, you can also take the time to add texture and visual interest by adding other features.
These styles are highlighted by braids, curls, and different types of buns. Choose different features depending on whether you want a casual, quick style or a more elaborate, romantic look. Try combining some of these styles together and making your own special creation. Whatever style of hair you like, you can find the perfect messy bun for you.