FAQ: How Can I Style A Messy "Bun"?

I would like to style my hair in a messy bun. How should I go about it?

There are several ways to create your bun. The easiest way is to use a rubber band. You can use hair pins or small clips as well. And lastly you can use hair sticks.

A rubber band
You need to turn your head upside down or use your fingers to "comb" your hair up like you want to put it into ponytail, then if you have a lot of hair twist it (or twirl it) once, and then immediately wrap your  rubber band for hair (use a very firm rubber band) and secure your bun by wrapping the band twice (or even 3 times) around - just enough to hold the hair in a loose way (not too tight). You can pull few strands just a tad out of the bun if you wish to create even messier style. (Please, see a video below)

Hairpins or small clips
Instead of using a rubber band, use bigger size hairpins. They will hold your hair in place if secured in the hair properly. You should bend one prong of this "U" shaped device in the middle, then use the other straight prong to push it through your hair in a circular motion. The bent part of the prong will help the hairpin to stay inside the hair, because it will act like a stopper. To take the hairpins out of your hair before bed time may be a little harder (you have to slowly untangle your hairpins out of the hair), but it will keep your hair style intact without collapsing while dancing.
If you use small clips, you can hold your style with few of them around the perimeter of your bun with one set of prongs inserted into the bun and the other set of prongs into the hair making sure that your style will not "fall" out.

Start just like I described above, then - after you twist/twirl your hair - weave a stick of your choice into the hair using "S" and circular motions. When you feel it holds your hair firmly in the place, "weave in" another hair-stick if you wish. You can use one or two - your choice.


This post should be taken as a first step for a discussion with your hairdresser and/or colorist about your ideas, desires or problems with your hair. Under no circumstances, you should act upon this post ONLY. I strongly advice you to have your hair done by a skilled and reputable hairdresser/colorist in your area.