Need some hair inspiration for the summers? From a messy bun à la Selena Gomez’s to a perfect tousled updo like Julianne Hough’s, we’ve picked out the ten most gorgeous messy updo’s for you to try at home. So, go ahead and give it a whirl — we dare you!
Replicate this feminine style by applying mousse to damp hair, and then blow dry with a round brush to create some volume at the roots. Next, take a curling tong and curl your hair in small sections. Allow the curls to cool, and then break them up with your fingers and spritz a texturiser to finish the look. There you have the best go-to bun for fancier occasions!
Is there anything more cute and chic than bangs and messy bun? Of course not! And that’s exactly why we absolutely fell in love with Zooey Deschanel’s adorable messy side bun updo. The messy high bun adds some sass and fun to the look, while the fringed bangs give this style a burst of coolness and energy. Needless to say, this look works wonders in every situation it’s worn – whether it’s a casual day out with the ladies or a formal event where dressing sharp is key.
If you want to add a little oomph to your boring topknot, try adding a little volume on the loose topknot like Vanessa Hudgens. The best part about this laid-back hairstyle is it can be worn anywhere – to parties, out with friends or even to the gym! To create it, you simply gather your hair into a ponytail on top of your head. Loosely secure with a band. Wrap hair around the loose band and secure with another band for a tight, yet messy look and voilà: a cool look that barely takes any extra time at all.
Actress and singer Selena Gomez’s bun is messy to perfection. The Heart Wants What It Wants singer looks beautiful with her loose bun and wispy flyaway hairs.
To replicate her look, create a centre part and brush all your hair into a loose and messy bun. Secure your bun at the back of your neck for a contemporary look, and for added fun –leave your bangs loose to frame your face. And if you still need even more glamour, add a pair of flashy earrings to the mix.
Actress Nikki Reed’s effortlessly messy bun is a versatile look that can be worn to a glam social event or just out to the movies. The deep side part and loose sweep makes it a go-to style for ladies looking for elegance at its finest. To recreate this look, simply wrap small sections of hair loosely around the curling iron, spritz some hairspray and tie them into a ponytail. Wrap this ponytail to create a loose side bun, pin hair in place with bobby pins, as you twist. Perfecto!
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow demonstrates how to work a dishevelled bun with wavy hair at the Golden Globe Awards. The low, loose braided bun is subtle and the simple curled bang around the face adds a significant layer of beauty and bliss. To pull off this simple and fun style, create a side part and brush all your hair into a ponytail. Once your hair is in a simple pony, begin braiding. Next, wrap the braid around the elastic to create a bun. Secure with bobby pins and a strong-hold hairspray. The perfect candidate to go with your favourite little dress.
We can’t get enough of actress Maria Menounos’s brilliantly teased updo. To recreate her impressive messy look, begin with teasing your hair by combing it backwards until you have a bouffant. Then, brush hair all the way back and gather into a messy ponytail. Take hold of the pony, twist it around the rubber band and secure the bun with bobby pins. Pull strands of hair from the bun for that perfect hairstyle for fancy events.
Singer and actress Miley Cyrus’s updo is a perfect example of how to look glamorous, not over styled. This edgy style adds a significant amount of dimension and depth to the hair, giving the appearance of fuller and thicker locks. To duplicate Miley’s look, pull your hair back from your face, twist it a bit, and give it some extra volume by misting light hairspray. Match the hairdo with your favourite dress or even wear it with a pair of jeans and a crop top for a fresh look.