For long or mid-length styles, the messy bun is one of the most versatile in the pack. If you want laid back elegance or a simple style to get you through the day then the messy bun ticks all of the boxes.
If you wear hair extensions, you might often feel like you have to wear hair loose. However an up-do offers variety and a fresh makeover. Have this style in your arsenal this season.
You want the style to look slightly undone. Hairstyles this year are relaxed, not too perfect and any up-do has to follow this trend.
Start by brushing your hair gently. A pallet brush is ideal for those with hair extensions as it won’t yank or pull, risking damage to the cuticles that help to keep hair smooth and straight. If you need a little extra volume at the roots, try back-combing or adding some hairspray or dry shampoo.
You want to style a high ponytail at the crown. This can be tricky for those with hair extensions has hair can be thick. An easy trick is to tip the head upside down, the fasten hair at the crown with your fingers and then flip the head back, securing hair with a fastener.
Once the hair is tied up in a high ponytail, divide it into two equal section. Take each section and twist it gently. It will gradually twist inwards towards the roots of the hair. Secure with a hairpin and do the same with the second section.
This is what’s called a ballerina style bun. To messy the style up, take the bun and pull the sections slightly to loosen it. Take a few strands from around the face and let them fall. Any section where you can feel the bun pulling, pull and loosen slightly.
Make sure it is secure with hairpins and then use hairspray to keep in place.
To wear on the side, simply replace a high ponytail with a side ponytail and complete the following steps in the same way. You can also recreate from a low ponytail to have a messy bun at the nape of the neck.
A simple style to take from day to night.