How to master the messy bun -

How to master the messy bun

It's a smart, stylish look that takes just a few twists and a hair tie.

From catwalks to street-wise hipsters everywhere, the popular messy bun is a modern deconstructed version of the classic bun. But getting that casual, relaxed look takes some know-how. Jessica Metivier explains how to up-do it:

First, gather your hair into a ponytail at whatever height you'd like your bun to lay, and firmly secure with a hair band.

"Now that it's in a nice tight ponytail, all I want you to do, you're going to twist, so just keep twisting in one direction," says Jessica.

The trick is not to get it so tight as a secretarial bun. You're going to twist, and you're going to start at the base, and just tease down with your hand. That's the trick. That's what gives it that real rugged, messy look and makes it a little more modern.

Lastly, take your perfectly messy ponytail and twist it around to create a bun. You can just bring it around and secure that with a rubber band. As you twist, the trick is to start at the base. And just tease down with your hand, and twist and pull. Once you get to the end, you're just going to twist it around. And then secure with a hair band, preferably with one that matches the color of your hair.

"This quick technique is one that I use all the time on clients when I'm short on time, but want that relaxed, modern look," says Jessica. "Play with placing your bun at different levels, maybe high on your head or to the side for a completely new look on the classic style!"

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