There are so many instances in our lives where we need a quick, cute fix for our hair; running late for work, running to the gym, have an activity outdoors in the sweltering heat. So, what’s the answer? A messy bun is the perfect quick fix hairstyle for almost anything.


A messy bun is without a doubt an extremely adaptable solution for anyone with thick natural hair.

  • Make a ponytail where you want your bun to sit. You can go looser or tighter with the ponytail depending on the final look you are going for.
  • Hold your pony tail with one hand and scrunch it into a bun at the bottom of your hair.
  • Loosen several hairpieces and secure the bun with bobby pins.
  • Add embellishments if you’d like.


High, messy bun hairstyles can be a challenge for anyone with silky thin hair, but they are definitely doable.

  • Start with a generous amount of texturizing spray or dry shampoo.
  • Use a brush to work your hair up high onto your head and tightly wrap a hair tie around it. You can also use some hair extensions to give your bun a fuller look.
  • Twist the ponytail into a bun.
  • Take small pieces of your hair and twist, pull and pin them until you like how your top knot looks.
  • Give the final look a spritz of hairspray.
  • Add embellishments if you’d like.

Tip: This one is also a great dirty hair secret weapon for bad hair day.


If you have enough hair to pull back into a ponytail, you have enough hair for a bun. You can give the impression of having more volume by pinning back your hair instead of twisting it like you would if your hair were longer. Wear a high ballerina bun, a low messy bun or a sleek tomboy bun for a chic look that never goes out of style.

  • Gather your hair into a high ponytail, either right on top or slightly down, depending on the final look you are going for. Tightly secure the ponytail with a hair tie.
  • Tease the ponytail with a comb to add some volume and texture to the bun.
  • Divide the ponytail into two sections then twist one section down and tuck it under the ponytail so it curves around like a crescent moon. Then pin the ends under and repeat with the other section of hair.
  • Tuck in any loose ends and give it a good amount of hairspray to hold the look.
  • Add embellishments if you’d like.