Do rumors of spring have you finally out shopping for new shoes, cute outfits to go with those shoes, not to mention the accessories needed to pull the entire new you together perfectly?
Sounds like the only thing missing are some amazing ideas for perfect hair styles to top things off.
May I suggest a lovely, totally wearable messy bun?
While there are many sizzling styles perfectly suited for spring into summer you may be seeking something more casual. Because the last thing we need when the heat inevitably sets in is to have to spend time in a steamy bathroom doing our hair. All of which makes styling ideas that are easy, fast, not to mention notoriously cute a high priority. You know, nothing that has to be too perfect or makes you look too serious while wearing your latest haul?
I bring this up because these work great for anyone with hair that is shoulder length or longer.
They are fast and easy.
Plus they are perfect for time at the beach or just hanging out.
Not to mention having your hair up and out of your face is cooler and these look much more chic than your standard issue, run-of-the mill ponytail.
Oh and one other thing. No heat required. Just cool, carefree hair that leaves you looking like an off duty hair model.
4 Easy Messy Buns
To achieve the unfussy buns demonstrated in this video you’ll need
- dry shampoo
- bobby pins
- hair ties
Any of these somewhat-disheveled-yet-still-gorgeous updos are perfect for second day hair which is great for the overall health of your locks. I mean who knew the key to getting great texture was skipping a shampoo? Okay, hopefully you did know that. (Of course you can always apply these ideas to freshly washed locks, just use some saltwater, beach or texturizing spray for the required texture. Taking care to lift all sections of hair and thoroughly spritzing in the product to give a nice even coating.)
Plus given you don’t have to wash and dry your mane these ideas are great time savers too.
Okay so with any of these you typically want to first brush out your hair and if needed apply a bit of dry shampoo to eliminate any oily roots.
#1 Simple Effortless Messiness
Gather your hair into a high pony tail situated at the very top of your head. Placing it more forward than you would think would you would need to actually. Pull the elastic over without pulling the hair thru keeping it loose and messy. Flip the end into the bun which will leave you with this big mane mass.
While it’s perfectly fine if random pieces pop out, you can also take any larger sections that have escaped and tuck them back in under the elastic.
Fluff as needed. Secure with bobby pins Loosen the hair towards you face with your finger to give a fuller, more voluminous look to things. You can also pull out some hair to frame your face which can
Lastly, spray your updo with hair spray. You can also spray some into your hands and run that over your ‘do to pat down any stray flyaways.
The result is a simple, sexy, effortless look suitable for anyone with medium length hair or longer.
#2 Neat Yet Messy
Sure that sounds contradictory but really it’s not.
With this one start off by parting your hair to the side.
Tease the roots just a bit with your brush to add in some volume. If you have fine hair this would be more requirement than suggestion.
Grab your hair and pull it back into a rather low pony. Take the tail part and wrap it around your finger near the nape of your neck to create the bun. Secure it with your elastic.
Finger style the bun to loosen it up to achieve the size and level of messiness you want. Also loosen the hair around the bun as this isn’t meant to be a severe look. That’s not what you’re going for. Otherwise it wouldn’t be called, messy, right? So you want to tug at your hair to loosen things up a bit. Once you’ve achieved the level of messiness desired, use your bobby pins inserted on the sides of the bun to help to hold this tried and true yet elegant looking style in place.
Oh and if you haven’t noticed, one of the essentials you’ll need is a supply of bobbypins. These are not something you want to chintz on either. In other words that strip of them you can pick up in the health and beauty section of your neighborhood grocery store isn’t what you want. If you need to know what to look for you can read all about them here.
Anyway, with the bun styled and secured, use your comb to loosen up the hair around your crown to give a more casual look to things. Use a misting of light hold hair spray to fix the finished tousled, unkempt look that emerges.
Now while somewhat messy, it does look neater, more put together than the first bun, right? Ideal for those with a limit to how much messiness they can tolerate I guess. Yet so criminally beautiful and easy it ought to be outlawed.
Bun #3 Messy With A Twist
This one starts out much like the second only with a twist on this styling staple.
So once more you want to tease your hair to give it a bit of added volume. Then while bending at the waist with your hair falling forward gather it up, straighten up, pull your hair high over your head as high up as you can and commence twisting.
Once you’ve accomplished a sufficient amount of twirling, go ahead and wrap the twisted hair around itself on the top of your head taking care to maintain the twist. Secure in place with your hair tie.
Again loosen your roots, pull any side pieces you want to frame your face and loosen the bun just a bit with your finger. As before secure it in place with your bobbypins inserted at the base for your effortless look.
If you don’t have bangs you’ll probably want to again leave a few pieces of hair around your face.
Score one for sexy-messy that ideal for anyone with strands that at least barely grazes their shoulder.
Oh and when you take your twisted strands down you’ll probably find lots of lush beachy waves are left behind.
Bun #4 Messy From A Pony
So same routine as before, tease, gather and pull back into a high pony. With this one use your elastic to actually create a high pony.
From there tease the tail to give lots of volume.
Next pull the elastic away from your head, and create a hole to pull the pony tail roughly half way through that gap you created. Pull and separate the part pulled through to fluff it out.
Whatever is left in the back you’re going to want to wrap it through the elastic to create the effect you are going for. Teasing a bit can give a bigger hair appearance.
Then hold things together with, you guessed it, as many bobby pins as it takes.
Finish off with a spritz or two of hair spray.
Simpler Variation on Messy From A Pony
There’s an alternative way to do this one which I’m counting as the fifth bun. All you do is gather your hair as before, putting it in a high pony. Wrap the elastic around the tail twice, then on the third pass with the elastic you only want to pull the tail halfway through. Take the remaining tail you want to wrap it around the base and hold this all together with a second hair tie wrapping it twice for a snug hold. Pulling the strands on the front part of your head will create the look of more volume which is something I’d advise you do most every time. It softens the overall style making it more easygoing, more casual.
When spring eventually comes out of hiding no one wants their hair to look even a little bit less than fabulous. With these super easy tousled summer hairstyle suggestions that take at most two minutes, you’ll have no worries about that.
Even better, the nice thing about wearing messier-almost-runway hair is you won’t have to struggle with styling and you’ll still look extra hot. That should leave more time each morning to select the perfect outfit to compliment your choice of footwear. Because now that we’ve deconstructed how to do these, your mane won’t take that long to pull together. So isn’t it high time you figured these out for yourself if you haven’t already?