Messy Hair Bun Tutorial

Messy Bun Tutorial

Summer’s approaching fast. Hell, summer’s already here. The one thing I always want to do in summers is cut my hair real short. But that’s not possible as I love my hair too much. So what’s the next best thing? Cool updos!!!!

So today I am gonna show you one of the easiest and simplest updos. I call it the sideswept messy bun.

So here we go.

All you need for this updo is a single hair tie/rubber band.

hair tie

Step 1: Brush your hair in place. Create a side part, like so:

messy hair bun tutorial

Step 2: Gather all your hair on the side of the bigger part. Sorry my parting’s not visible. ☹

messy hair bun tutorial

Step 3: Secure a loose ponytail using all your hair. The rubber band should be just below your ear. Like so:

messy hair bun tutorial

Step 4: Create a small hole just above the hair tie with your thumb and index finger. Like so:

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

Step 5: Flip your ponytail through this hole.
Step 6: Tighten your ponytail by grabbing two sections of the hair and pulling them. What you get is an upside down ponytail like so

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

Step 7: This is how it looks from the front. You can keep your hair like this, too. I love this style. Or you can proceed to the messy bun.

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

Step 8: Create a hole again in the same place above the hair tie, and again flip your ponytail through it. But only halfway through this time. This gives you a rudimentary bun and a mass of loose hair hanging on the top. Like so:

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

Also the loose hair on top hide the rubber band completely.

Closer look:

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

From the back:

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

From the front:

Messy hair Bun Tutorial

This hairstyle works best on curly/wavy hair. Although girls with straight hair can also wear this to keep their hair up and out of the way.

Hope you liked my attempt.


Also Read :

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97 thoughts on “Messy Hair Bun Tutorial

  1. me loved thisssssssssss……………… nice for summersssss :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. me gonna try this for sure………..and you know u got such addictive smile :yahoo: . :yahoo: :yahoo: ….whenever I see your pics I have to smile undoubtedly :-* :-*

  2. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Mrun……………………………..I went and tried this right now……in fact, I am sitting with the same hairdo :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: …..more hairdo tutorials from you………I demand……………………………. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. Woww!!! Thankies Jomol.. I wasn’t sure abt hair tutes until now.. Now I’ll def try more!!!
      :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
      Your demand must be fulfilled na!!!

        1. Hey Cali…………………..I saw the pics…………………… :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: you are looking gorgeous :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

            1. you are look “wow” Cali and the dress are you are wearing is long anarkali na…….just loved it…and everything is so mushy mushy…… :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose: :deadrose:

              1. khikhikhi!!! yeah..its a biggggg anarkali dress…and it was soo heavy..I got tired walking with it only!! :sweat: 😛 😛 😛 :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: Jomol!!! :-* :-*

    1. Thanks Rati.. Do try it.. I did only the upside down ponytail on ki’s wedding.. The bun is for the summers.. :thanks: :thanks:

  3. :woot: :woot: :woot: i always wondered how to create that upside down ponytail without that loop like tool!!!! thanQQQQQQQ soooooooo much for doing this tut mrun!!!!! :-* me trying this for sure!!!!!!!!!!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

    1. The loop tool makes a neat ponytail.. But this technique works just fine!!

      So glad you liked it.. Do try it!!! :-* :-* :-*

  4. Oh wow Mrunmayeeeeeeeee.. i have always been in love with side swept messy buns and believe it or not but I have done this hairstyle for my next entry in the contest!!! 😀 LOL! Mrun and I think alike 🙂 yipppeeeee….. but i must say that your way of doing the bun is any day more gorgeous than mine!!!
    I am so trying out your way next 😀

    1. Hey Suma.. We do think alike!!! :cheers: :cheers:

      Side swept buns are my faves too!!! Waiting to see ur messy bun.. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

  5. Mrun…loved the tute…you made it so easy peasy..and your smile :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

  6. :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

    Hey Mrun,

    this looks awesome :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
    … Hasn’t Deepika Padukone wearing similar buns formally?
    Anyways! thanks for the tute babes… :thanks: :thanks:
    Me wud be wearing it to office this summers for sure… :rose:

    1. Thanks a lot Tarry!!!! :thanks: :thanks:

      Messy buns are pretty hot right now.. And so are braids!! I’ll try to do a braids tute too…

      And am sure you’ll rock this bun!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  7. me like me like sooo muchhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!
    i am a bun person myself atleast for summers.
    will add a baid to it!
    thz mruuuuuuuuuuu!!!

    1. Hey Flygirl.. I love buns with braids too!!

      But my hair is not long enough for bun+braid.. :weep:

      You try and show us na!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

  8. i tried this immediately and i love it………… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: mrun 🙂 atlast something for curly hair too…… :yahoo: :yahoo:
    pleas post some more 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot Ramya.. Everybody here is sooo encouraging.. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: all!!!

      I’ll def cook up some more!!! :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. Thanks Anks!!! I’ll never get tired of saying this..

        Do try it.. Ur hair is wavy na?? This would look fab!!!

  9. very cute ! ! ! its a messy bun with a twist actually … i do my updo literally messy so it looks funky n messy .. then my frnds tease me .. kamwali ki tarah kyu gum rahi hai .. hahahaha

    1. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: That’s funny Rids!!! My hair is quite obedient.. So there aren’t too many flyaways..

      But a tip for buns: Always try out buns on 2-3 days old hair rather than freshly washed. It holds much better.

  10. thnx mrun..i tried it imdiately..nd it luked awesme even on ma oily hairs..cnt keep posting easy nd sexy hairdoes lyk dis.. :bravo: :thanks:

    1. Thanks a lot Jignyasa.. And oily hair actually respond very well to updos.. So u shd be really happy!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  11. mrun..its nt jignyasa..plz dnt spoil ma name :duel: :duel: ..nd ma hairs r usually dry..i hve oiled dem yesterday.. :woot:

    1. My hair is only shoulder length Priya.. If you havesame hair as in your pic. this would work jsut fine!!

      And :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: a lot!!

      1. hehe …no mrun…i have much shorter hair and absolutely no thicknesss 😐 i used to have long hair….chopped chopped them off…and now i want them back :silly: :silly:

        1. OH.. I know the feeling.. My hair used to be long.. A little below the hips.. I chopped them off too… :weep: :weep: Stupid teenage woes!!!

  12. oh you look so pretty!!
    i always wondered how people got non-messy messy buns! :heh:
    now i know! 🙂
    awesome tutorial!

  13. This is AWESOMEEEEE !!!!! I looooooveeeeee messy buns.. and i looooooove messy hair dos 😛 😛 i’m such a messy girls :D:D:D This messy bun is sooo simple and soo cuteeeee !! Perrrrfect for summers.. Evn till step 6 is awesomeeeeeee like a simple cute way to tie hair !!!!

  14. tooo good… :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: i always wish i had curly or wavy hair …. :weep :weep: :weep:

  15. Awesome :). This is for me. Perfect timing. :yes:
    Loved the glow on ur face esp. the 2nd pic. What eyeliner n gloss are you wearing?

  16. WOW……when i first saw this i thought it was going to be kind of lame…but when i read the whole thing…ITS AWESOME!! YOUR AWESOME! AND YOU ROCK!!!!! :yahoo:

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