Hot summer days call for an easy, evening-worthy messy bun. Stay cool with this 4-step style.

By Ashley Riddle Williams
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Elegant Messy Bun
Credit: Robbie Caponetto

Step 1: Getting Started

To keep strands in place, generously spritz texturizing spray all over hair from root to tip. Next, tie a ponytail at the nape of the neck, leaving out two large pieces of hair on either side.

messy bun
Credit: Robbie Caponetto

Step 2: Braid Ponytail

Braid ponytail, and secure with a small band at bottom.

messy bun
Credit: Robbie Caponetto

Step 3: Twist

Twist braid into a bun, pinning as needed. Tuck the tail of the braid under the bun at the bottom, and secure with bobby pins.

messy bun
Credit: Robbie Caponetto

Step 4: Swirl and Secure

4 Finish by twisting one side piece of hair away from the face, swirling around the bun, and securing underneath. Repeat on the opposite side. For a more relaxed look, loosen strands around the face.

messy bun
Credit: Robbie Caponetto

Messy Bun Pro Tip

Secure hair in place by sliding pin in an upward direction with flat side against the scalp.