Friday, 25 January 2013

DIY Low Messy Hair Bun


Today I'm going to demonstrate how I achieve this relaxed low messy bun using a hair doughnut, backcombing brush and grips. It's really easy to achieve and it's one of my favourite ways to wear my hair at the moment. It's perfect for a fancy occasion with a little black dress but it looks equally suitable for day time too.


Start with second day hair. When the hair is freshly washed it can be difficult to manage and the grips won't hold as firmly. Comb through any tangles. Tie your hair into a low-medium height pony tail. Loop the hair doughnut on to the pony tail pushing it up to the base. 


Using your backcombing brush, add a little volume into the pony tail. This will create that messy effortless look. Flip your head forward to surround the doughnut with your hair, covering it completely. Sweep loose ends around the base of the doughnut. Pin in place using as many hair grips as you need. Pull a few pieces loose - you want the bun to be unkept. Use hair spray to set.


Pull some pieces out at the front to surround your face. My 'fringe' tends to fall forward anyway. You could curl these pieces of just leave them with natural shape. One last spritz of hair spray and you're done!




If you liked this hair tutorial and found it useful please let me know. I'd love to do more of these in the future even though I tend to wear my hair in one or two simple styles. I bought my hair doughnut and backcombing brush from Primark and the hairspray I used is by Tresemme.

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21 comments

  1. This looks so lovely, I really wish I suited my hair up!

    Charlotte xo
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  2. Lovely!

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  3. I absolutely love this look, I'm definitely going to try it. It will make a change from the top knot bun xx

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  4. This is really pretty, simple but effective.

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  5. Looks amazing. I'm not a big fan of those hair donuts when they're super neat and tight, but messy and loose it looks amazing!
    Katie xx
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  6. So cute! Might give this a try!:) x
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  7. you really suit your hair like this gwen! i have a donut but i don't think that my hair suits it properly, you have beautiful layers and abit of a fringe but my hair is all one length - boring! definitely carry on making these ute tutorials, they're lovely.

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  8. Looks great! I can never get my hair as chic messy as I'd like it! This looks just right!
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  9. I love your hair, its gorgeous, great tutorial! Love your tee as well

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    x

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  10. You have got such perfect hair!

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  11. This is gorgeous, gonna try this today!

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  12. this is so good! i can never get mine to go as messy as i like without it all falling out! the pictures are so helpful, so thanks for the post :)

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  13. This looks sooo good! I have a hair doughnut but never got around to using it. I must!! x

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  14. I loved the tutorial, your hair looks great that way! Found your blog at style gawker, I'm following you now!

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  15. Gorgeous, your hair is such a beautiful shade of blonde.
    xx

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  16. How does your second day hair look that lovely? Jealous, loved the tutorial!

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  17. I used to skip the tutorials with hair donuts since I didn't have one but now that I have one, yours is amazing :D

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  18. I have shoulder length very thick hair,easy enough to put in a ponytail,and after watching this might give a messy bun a go.It looks easier than I thought with the help of a hair donut and the fact primark sells them is a bonus too!

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