I think most people have an easy hairstyle that is kind of their go-to look for when they either don’t know what to do with their hair or don’t have time to do something more elaborate for the day. My hair fix is almost always a messy bun since it’s fast, easy, and is a great way to hide that you didn’t have time (or were too lazy) to wash your hair recently. There’s a simple trick to this one that a stylist showed me a few years ago that really adds more volume and texture to the bun, and I’ll show you how to do it too!
First start by sweeping your hair up into a high ponytail.
Start by teasing the roots of your ponytail (this is a great teasing brush) to help create more volume at the base.Separate your ponytail into two equal sections, and then continue to tease out the rest of each section.
Twist one of the sections lightly and wrap it around the base of your ponytail (depending on which direction you twist the section, it will lay better going clockwise or counter-clockwise around the base, so just check which direction looks better). Pin in place. Twist your second section of hair like you did with the first section.
Wrap that second section around the base the same direction as the first twist, and pin in place. Make sure to tuck in any loose ends with pins for a neater look, or you can leave them out a bit for a messier feel. Finish your bun off with hairspray, and if you have little “baby hair” flyaways in the front like I do, you can spray some hairspray on a toddler toothbrush and use that to comb them back with the rest of your hair.
That’s it! Pretty easy, right? The sectioning the hair into two twists combined with the teasing really helps to give the bun some volume and texture, and it’s messy enough to be an everyday thing, but also pretty enough that it could be a date night look like above (red lipstick optional but always fun!). If you haven’t tried this bun trick before, give it a shot! Hope you love it too! xo. Laura
Credits//Author: Laura Gummerman. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Styling Assistant: Alexa Montgomery. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.