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How to get a messy bun in 5 minutes

/ 08.01.2014
Get a messy bun in just a few minutes!
Get a messy bun in just a few minutes!
When you're heading out and you don't have a whole lot of time to do your hair, you're going to need a tutorial that can get the job done quickly. Introducing one of the most versatile night out hairstyles there is: the messy bun in all its disheveled glory.

This style is pretty, it's chic and it's right on trend. It's also super versatile so if you need a new 'do for work or even a wedding, it'll showcase your makeup (even if that's just a quick sweep of bright red lipstick) and keep your hair totally under control.

What you need:

Hair tie, volumizing spray, fine-tooth comb, bobby pins, finishing spray

Step one

Gather all of your hair back into a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie. Then, use your fingers to muss the top and sides of your hair a little bit.

Step two

Spray the 'tail with plenty of volumizing spray then go to town with a fine-tooth comb. Tease it until the hair has basically doubled or tripled in size – it all depends how big you want your bun to be. Just be careful not to rip through your hair as you back-comb it; time efficiency doesn't necessitate collateral damage in the form of split ends!

Top tip - To un-tease your hair the next day, apply a lot of conditioner and patiently work out the tangles with a wide-tooth comb.

Step three

Loosely twist the ponytail into a bun and secure with three or four bobby pins. Complete the look with a liberal mist of finishing spray and you're all set!

If you can't get enough of high-speed hairstyling, try our super quick side-sweep tutorial next. It's so easy you'll wonder why you never tried it before!

Happy styling!

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