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Messy bun masterclass

Messy bun masterclass

The messy bun is one of those hairstyles that looks fab both on the red carpet and in everyday life, as you can dress it up by wearing a fancy outfit or keep it casual paired with a T-shirt and jeans.

They were seen on the catwalk of the Nanette Lepore Spring/Summer 15 show last year and are a great trend to give a go this season.

Want to know how to get the perfect finish without it looking too unkempt?

You start with a humble ponytail; simply pull your hair into a loose tie at your preferred position (as high or low as you fancy). No need for a comb or brush to slick your strands back at this point, as like it says on the bottle, we're going for a messy finish here.

Once secured, the teasing begins. You want to create some volume to really emphasise the untamed style, so separate your hair into a couple of different sections and get stuck in with a thin-toothed comb to add some oomph. This is quite an important step, as it makes sure your bun doesn't end up neat and tidy like a ballerina's - that's a whole different look!

After teasing, your hair can be split into two sections and wrapped in opposite directions, as though you're forming a topknot - but keep it loose and breezy. Don't pin your hair down; add hair slides to keep things in place and maintain the messiness.

There's another approach you could take; when you've pulled your hair through the scrunchie once, twist the scrunchie as though you're going to loop it again and bring all your hair forward to face upwards before spreading it out to form a donut-type shape around the band. Once this is done, pull it through the band to secure the bun formed.

Spritz a bit of hairspray on afterwards and voilà! - You're finished and ready to show off your new style!

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