Unless you have a short bob or a pixie cut, the warm weather is usually an indicator that it’s time to consider adding a few updo styles into your rotation — and what’s better than classic messy bun hairstyles? They’ll keep your hair off your neck and out of your face, and everyone knows there’s nothing worse than hair sticking to your skin when humidity strikes. While you can always go for a ponytail, braid, or even half-up, half-down style, we love the simplicity of a messy bun hairstyle.
The hairstyle trend offers a lot of versatility and can be worn for a variety of occasions, whether that’s a wedding or a night in with friends. Despite having the word “messy” in the name, these styles look anything but unkempt. For a slightly more polished look, you can grab some gel, slick back your hair, and go for a low messy bun. On the other hand, a high messy bun is cute and flirty and can similarly be dressed up or down (just look at Pamela Anderson’s style). Another reason to love this low-maintenance style: you can easily sweep hair up and out of the way without using any heat styling tools or a copious number of styling products. You can get away with a few flyaways here and there, drastically cutting down the time you spend standing in front of a mirror.
This updo can be achieved on all hair types, meaning you can find messy bun tutorials for all textures and lengths. To help you gather some hair-bun inspiration, keep scrolling to see messy buns for long hair, curly hair, and more.