For today’s tutorial, I thought it’d be fun to share my two favorite messy buns.

Whenever I don’t want to do my hair, I throw it into a messy bun. It’s so simple and quick and I can usually get it right on the first try. I have featured these in tons of other tutorials but I love having a dedicated video just for this because I get asked all of the time how I do them.

There is an older tutorial showing how to do these but I tried to edit this one without any cuts so hopefully you can see what I’m doing more easily.

Let me know if you’ve already mastered these buns and which one you like best! Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

2 Easy Messy Buns Supplies:

  • Paddle brush
  • Hair band
  • Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Messy Bun #1 Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by brushing all of the hair up towards the top of the head.
  • Step 2 / Take a hair band and slide it halfway over the ponytail.
  • Step 3 / Pick up the ponytail with the thumb and pointer finger, then put the pointer finger in the hair band.
  • Step 4 / Twist the hand under, towards the back of the head.
  • Step 5 / Let go with the thumb and place it in the hair band.
  • Step 6 / Grab the bun with the left hand and pull the hair band over the bun with the right hand.
  • Step 7 / Now pull on the back loop to tighten the bun against the head.
  • Step 8 / Then rearrange the front loop so it’s similar in size to the back one.
  • Step 9 / Pin down the edges of the bun with bobby pins so there aren’t any gaps in the bun.
  • Step 10 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.

Messy Bun #2 Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by brushing all of the hair up towards the top of the head.
  • Step 2 / Wrap a hair band over the ponytail.
  • Step 3 / Then wrap the hair band over the right hand
  • Step 4 / Use the left hand to spread the ponytail around the hair band.
  • Step 5 / Then wrap the hair band twice more of the bun.
  • Step 6 / Now pull on the edges of the bun to tighten it against the head and make it fuller.
  • Step 7 / Take the ends left sticking out, loop them back towards the bun and tuck them into the hair band.
  • Step 8 / Then just manipulate the bun until you like the way it looks
  • Step 9 / Set everything with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
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Once the weather starts warming up, I find myself always throwing my hair into a quick ponytail. I thought it’d be fun to share this double lace fishtail ponytail because it’s an easy way to make your ponytail a little more unique. Fishtail braids are always on trend too, so you’re sure to get tons of compliments! Ponytails are also a great style for wearing to the gym and playing sports so this look is sure to be on repeat all summer long. Thanks for reading! xo, Missy

Double Lace Fishtail Ponytail Supplies:

Double Lace Fishtail Ponytail Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair where you normally prefer. I’ve placed mine on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a small section on the left side of the part and divide it into two smaller sections.
  • Step 3 / Take a small piece from the right side and cross it over to the left side.
  • Step 4 / Take a small piece from the left side and cross it over to the right side.
  • Step 5 / Start incorporating new sections of hair into each side of the braid so cross a small piece from the right over to the left, pick up a new section and cross it over to the left side.
  • Step 6 / Then take a small piece from the left side, cross it over to the right, pick up a new section and cross it over to the right side.
  • Step 7 / Repeat those steps for three stitches of the braid.
  • Step 8 / Now stop adding in new sections to the right side of the braid and only bring in new sections to the left side of the braid to create a lace fishtail braid.
  • Step 9 / Continue the lace fishtail braid, keeping it high on the head and working along the hairline until it  reaches the nape of the neck.
  • Step 10 / Then continue the braid a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 11 / Now repeat those same steps and create a second lace fishtail braid on the right side of the head.
  • Step 12 / With both braids done, combine all of the hair together and use a hair band to tie it into a ponytail.
  • Step 13 / Then remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids and unravel them.
  • Step 14 / Take a small section of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around the hair band and secure it underneath with a bobby pin.
  • Step 15 / Spray the style with a firm-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
  • Step 16 / Optional: Use a 1 1/4″ curling iron to curl the ponytail.

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If you loved the Double Braided Ponytail, then you’re going to love todays tutorial! It’s the exact same concept but with a messy bun instead, whaaaaat?! I love this braid so much I simply couldn’t resist creating a second hairstyle with it.

It’s a fun way to dress up your everyday messy bun and once you get down the technique, it’s totally doable. Do I even need to mention it’s heatless too? Perfect for summer, wink wink!

Waterfall French Braid Low Bun Supplies:

Waterfall French Braid Low Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Now divide out the front section of hair on the left side of the part.
  • Step 3 / Then divide this front section into two smaller pieces and clip away the forward section.
  • Step 4 / Now pick up a small section of hair near the part line and divide it into three pieces for the braid.
  • Step 5 / Cross the right strand over the middle, then cross the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 6 / Then cross the right strand over the middle and bring a new section into the braid.
  • Step 7 / Drop down the left strand and pick up a new section of hair from underneath and cross it over the middle strand in its place. This is what will create the waterfall strands for the second braid.
  • Step 8 / Repeat those steps, crossing the right strands over the middle while adding new sections into the braid, dropping down the left strands, adding a new section into the braid until it reaches around towards the back of the head.
  • Step 9 / Then braid the rest of the section to the bottom and cross a bobby pin over the end so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 10 / Now with the front section of hair, pick up a small section near the part and divide it into three pieces for the second braid.
  • Step 11 / Start by crossing the right strand over the middle and then the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 12 / Cross the right strand over the middle and add in the first waterfall strand.
  • Step 13 / Then cross the left strand over the middle, pick up a new section and cross it over and into the braid.
  • Step 14 / Continue creating a french braid with this front section of hair, crossing the side strands over the middle, adding in the first four waterfall sections on every other stitch of the braid and then the last four strands on every stitch of the braid.
  • Step 15 / Then braid the section a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 16 / Now combine all of the hair together into a low ponytail and wrap it once with a hair band.
  • Step 17 / Remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braid then twist the hair band over the right hand and spread the ponytail around the hair band with the left hand.
  • Step 18 / Then wrap the hair band twice more over the hair to create the base of the bun.
  • Step 19 / Pull on the edges of the bun to make it fuller and to tighten it against the head.
  • Step 20 / Then with the ends left sticking out, loop them back towards the bun and tuck them into the hair band to finish the bun.

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A headband braid is such a cute way to add a little something-something to your favorite waves.

The typical headband braid can be tricky to do, starting the braid upside down on one side and working it over to the opposite side – cue todays tutorial. This stye keeps a partline in the hair so you can work on each side of the braid separately!

I think this version is sooo much easier to do plus it looks super cute! Definitely a new favorite and how I’ll be styling my hair through Spring and Summer! Have you already tried and loved this style? Let me know in the comments below!

Here’s some other headband braid styles you might love!

Dutch Braided Headband Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 4 Bobby pins
  • Clear elastic band
  • Hair clip
  • 1 1/4″ Curling iron
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Dutch Braided Headband Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair in the center or slightly off center.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a small section on the left side of the part and divide it into three smaller sections.
  • Step 3 / For the dutch braid, first cross the right strand under the middle and then cross the left strand under the middle.
  • Step 4 / Now cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section close to the braid and cross it under and into the middle strand.
  • Step 5 / Then cross the left strand under the middle and add a new section into the braid.
  • Step 6 / Continue crossing the side strands under the middle strand, while bringing new sections into the braid, keeping the braid as close to the hair line as possible, braiding straight down towards the left ear.
  • Step 7 / Once the braid reaches the top of the ear, stop adding in new sections and just continue the braid a little further down before crossing two bobby pins over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 8 / Now create a second braid on the right side of the head by picking up a section near the part line and dividing it into three smaller sections.
  • Step 9 / Cross the side strands under the middle strand while adding new sections into the braid, keeping it as close to the hair line as possible and working down towards the right ear.
  • Step 10 / Now stop adding in new sections and just braid the hair a little further down and then cross two bobby pins over the bottom.
  • Step 11 / Next divide the hair at the top of the ears and clip up the top half.
  • Step 12 / Bring both braids together at the back of the head, tie them together with a clear elastic band, and remove the bobby pins.
  • Step 13 / Let down the hair that was clipped up and this will help hide the ends of the braids.
  • Step 14 / Set the style with hairspray and curl the rest of the hair with a 1 1/4″ curling iron.
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Back in January, I posted this hair bow picture on instagram and couldn’t wait to film a tutorial. When I sat down to recreate it I thought up this idea instead, to incorporate it with a messy bun.

This is such a unique way to take your messy bun to the next level and it’s kind of hidden too until you take a closer look. I love that, a kind of peek-a-boo bow. This style would be so pretty for prom if you are looking for some hair inspiration. If you do end up trying it out be sure to let me know and tag me on instagram!

High Bun Bow Accent Supplies:

High Bun Bow Accent Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by brushing all of the hair into a high ponytail.
  • Step 2 / Wrap the hair with a hair band and only pull the hair halfway through on the last wrap to create a loop.
  • Step 3 / Take sections of the loop and pin the hair against the head to help hide the hair band and form a messy bun.
    • Tip: As you pin each section, make sure to look at the hair from all angles to ensure the bun has a flattering shape. It’ll look different each time but pinning larger pieces will help with flyaways and keep the bun a little smoother.
  • Step 4 / With the ends left sticking out, divide out a small piece from the middle of the section and clip it out of the way.
  • Step 5 / Tie the rest of the section together with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 6 / Now split this hair into two equal sections and with the right section carefully roll it under itself and place it against the head, pinning the backside with bobby pins to create the right side of the bow.
  • Step 7 / Then repeat that step with the section on the left side, rolling it under itself, placing it against the head and sliding bobby pins underneath to hold it in place.
  • Step 8 / Now let down the section that was clipped up, wrap it between the two loops, bring it up through the right loop and pin it behind the bow with a bobby pin.
  • Step 9 / Set the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
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