BEAUTY BAR: The Perfect Messy Bun

I definitely think the best way to finish off a particular look is by pairing the garments in the outfit with the right hairstyle and accessories. While a good hair day is not an everyday occurrence, the right up-do can help to make it one. Sometimes your hairstyle is the main accessory, so making the decision of just what to do with it just as important as picking out what to wear. This Fashionista chose the perfect hairstyle to complement her outfit: a low messy bun.

The struggle of getting the perfect messy bun is one that almost every girl with long hair can relate to. The balance between too messy and too neat is a tough one, which can lead to hours spent in front of the mirror trying to get it just right. This Fashionista made it easier on herself by parting her hair in the middle. With a middle part, twisting your hair around to create a bun up-do is much easier considering there the same amount of hair on both sides.

This hairstyle is perfect for the theme of this Fashionista’s outfit. Her loose fitting shirt and shorts match perfectly with her loose messy bun which both fit nicely into her bohemian style look. So what is it that makes a simple bun the best hairstyle for an outfit? For starters, the messy bun is a perfect go-to for just about any season, but in the summer months specifically because it keeps you cool and your long hair tucked back and off your neck in the hot summer heat. Second of all, it keeps your hair out of your face helping to accentuate the shape of your face without looking too classy and elegant like a sock bun might do.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? Recreating this look is simple. All you need is a few hair ties, bobby pins and hairspray. The first step is to pull all of your hair into a ponytail with one hair tie. Then you want to twist your hair around your ponytail that you just made. Lastly, all you have to do is tie another hair tie around the piece that was just twisted around creating the bun shape. Remember, you want it to be a little messy, so if it looks too clean and elegant, pull on both sides of the bun a little. If there are any loose strands, you can use bobby pins to hold that hair back or even hair spray depending on just how messy you want your messy bun to be.