30 Messy Bun Hairstyles For Weekend And Beyond

The messy bun is the ultimate stylish hairstyle that somehow requires zero effort. It’s the savior of busy mornings, and the secret weapon of lazy Sundays, and the elegant answer to “What to do with my hair?” Fear not, fellow bun enthusiasts! From quick and easy workday hairstyles to braids and twists, we have got 30 inspirations to take your hair game from blah to bam!

Wedding Messy Bun

low messy bun with twisted front and floral add-ons

Loose waves cascade down the back, instead of flowing freely, the front sections are playfully twisted back, like ribbons braiding a secret message. The rest of the hair gathers in a low, messy bun at the nape, adorned with delicate floral hairpins.

Modern Messy Bun

simple messy bun with leafy hair vine perfect for wedding guests

Sleek, straight hair gathered simply in a low messy bun at the back of her head. But the simplicity is deceptive, as this messy hair bun has been intricately woven. A single, leafy hair vine winds its way around the base of the bun.

Simple Messy Bun Updo

lower messy bun with real white roses corsage

This low hairdo is all about subtle sweetness. Nestled at the nape of the neck, it’s crafted from loose waves for a textured look. This hairdo is perfect for a date night or a wedding guest, pairing well with a flowing dress or a cute skirt and top.

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Elegant Messy Bun Updo

bridal messy bun with silver and pearl headpiece

Hair styled in a loose, messy bun, its texture a hint of playful romance. Silver vines and shimmering pearls are woven throughout the hairstyle, creating a crown fit for a princess. This look is undeniably perfect for the bride on her special day.

Short Hair Messy Bun

low messy updo for shorter hair with a chic hair vine

A delicate rhinestone hairpiece is secured on the messy bun at the nape of the neck, creating a crown fit for a princess. Two sections from the front have been curled and left behind loose, to give the hairdo the messy look.

Everyday Messy Bun Updo

simple and quick messy bun hairstyle for office or college

A high messy updo takes center stage coupled with messy locks at the front. The front section of the hair is loosely kept locks, to give a whimsical effect. Perfect with a crisp button-down shirt and jeans or a flowy dress.

Braided Messy Bun Updo

front braided low messy bun perfect for dinner date

A chic bun styled low at the nape of the neck. For this hairdo, you have to French braid a section of hair on either side and bring them back to meet at the nape of your neck. The hair is twisted and pinned to create a textured, messy bun.

Messy Space Bun Hairstyle

back-to-school messy space bun perfect for sunny days

This hairdo look will certainly bring nostalgia for your carefree school days. Divide your hair into two sections and tie each into high ponytails. Twist the hair in each ponytail and wrap it around the base, securing it with hair ties. Leave some strands loose at the front for a playful touch.

Half-Up Messy Bun Hairstyle

half-up half-down messy hairstyle with double braided front

Stuck between braids and a bun? This messy half-up half-down style has you covered. Braid a section of hair on both sides of your head and secure them with hair ties. Combine the braids and twist them back into a messy bun at the crown of your head.

Boho Beach Hairstyle

high loose messy bun perfect for beach days

Hitting the beach? This high loose messy bun is your perfect companion. Gather your hair loosely at the top of your head and secure it with a hair tie. Don’t worry about perfection, the messier the better!

Voluminous Messy Bun

perfect summertime messy bun hairstyle for busy mornings

This hairdo is undeniably simple to carry out, Flip your head upside down and gather all your hair loosely at the crown. Twist the hair a couple of times and secure it with a claw clip or scrunchie. Let a few wispy strands frame your face for the messy touch.

Scrunchie Bun Hairstyle

straight short hair messy bun with white satin scrunchie

Even short hair can rock a messy bun! You can gather your hair loosely at the nape of your neck and secure it with a chic satin scrunchie. Don’t worry about perfect symmetry, a touch of messiness adds to the charm.

Claw Clip Hairstyle

messy bun hairstyle using claw clip with bangs in the front

As old-school as this hairdo looks, this messy hairdo has a retro touch to it. To have it is certainly a straightforward affair, clip your hair loosely at the back of your head, leaving some playful bangs framing your face.

Perfect Country Hairstyle

messy bun updo with brown satin headband to uplift the look

This country hairstyle once was wildly popular and you can easily recreate it by gathering your hair loosely in a low bun at the top of your head and securing it with a hair tie. Subsequently, slide the headband over your head, pushing it back slightly to reveal some loose strands.

Braided Bun Updo

braided bun with satin scarf giving an elevated messy bun hairstyle

As shown above, this hairdo certainly has a twist to it, not just metaphorically but literally! Instead of braiding the hair sections with one another, a colorful satin scarf has been used. The braid is then twisted and secured by that scarf, making up the bun at the nape of your neck.

Busy Morning Updo

everyday morning messy bun hairstyle with headband

A sleek yet messy hairdo, perfect for busy mornings. Gather the hair firmly so that there are no loose strands or bangs on your face, make a bun at the top of your head, and secure it with a hair tie. Add a headband to prevent loose hair strands and support for the bun.

Summer Lovin’ Hairstyles

perfect high-up messy bun tied with a patterned scarf

This high-up hairdo tied with a patterned scarf is unquestionably a great way to transform your everyday look. Gather your hair loosely at the top of your head and secure it with a hair tie. Wrap a vibrant patterned scarf around the base of the bun, tying it in a voluminous knot or a chic bow, as shown above.

Bohemian Hair Updo

lower messy hair bun with a patterned bandana

How would you tell it’s a Bohemian hairdo without saying it’s a Bohemian hairdo? Yes, by the bandana! Gather your hair loosely at the nape of your neck and secure it with a hair tie. Fold a patterned bandana into a triangle and tie it around, from the crown to under the nape of your neck.

Cottagecore Messy Hairdo

messy bun hairstyle with a small white bow at the back

Don’t let the messy appearance fool you, it seems like a difficult one to be pulled by oneself! Gather your hair loosely at the crown of your head and secure it with a hair tie. Gently tug on some strands to loosen the bun and leave some bangs at the front. Tie a small white ribbon or bow around the base of the bun and voila!

Chic Hair Updo

high messy hair bun with mauve satin headscarf and pearl pins

Gather your hair loosely at the crown of your head and secure it with a hair tie. Pull some hair strands from the bun as well as at the front to create bangs. Wrap a soft mauve satin headscarf around the base of the bun coupled with a few pearl hairpins scattered around.

Gothic Messy Bun Updo

messy hair bun with black pearl hair vines perfect for Halloween

If you have voluminous hair, you can certainly go for this one if you want to be elegantly gothic! It features bangs at the front, followed by loosely gathering the hair and tying it like a ponytail. Then grab the ponytail and weave it into a bun that looks messy as well as exquisite!

Easy Office Hairstyle

messy bun hairstyle secured with a flower claw clip

Twist your hair by the nape of your neck, gather it loosely at the crown of your head, and twist it into a messy bun. Secure it with a claw clip adorned with a beautiful blooming flower.

Easy Messy Hairstyle

messy bun secured with a scrunchie perfect for Monday mornings

Let’s face it, Mondays can be rough. This messy bun secured with a scrunchie is your perfect pick-me-up for those dim-eyed mornings. Gather your hair loosely at the nape of your neck and secure it with a comfy scrunchie.

Spring Hair Updo

half-up messy bun tied with a satin scarf and braided half-down

Gather two sections of your hair at the back of your head, twist and make a bun by fastening a colorful scarf of your choice, and simultaneously backbrush the rest of the hair that goes from under the bun.

Messy French Bun

simple ad chic hairdo for dinners or weddings

If you want a work of art with textured hair, then you have to try this out! Gather your hair loosely at the nape of your neck and twist it into a low bun. Secure it with bobby pins and gently tug on a few strands around the face to loosen the bun and create a touch of texture.

Twisted Bun Hairstyle

twisted hairdo with wavy front bangs for bridesmaid

Create multiple sections from the front to make voluminous loose braids, and gather them at the nape of your neck. Subsequently, twist all of the sections at the nape of your neck and voila you are all set!

Floral Messy Hairstyle

messy bun hairstyle with side flower pin

This hairdo is styled in a classic low messy bun, but with a twist that complements the vibrant atmosphere. A single, beautiful flower pin is tucked into the side of the bun. The flower’s color and style can be chosen to match the wedding theme.

Loose Messy Updo

low loose voluminous hairdo with front side braids

This isn’t your average bun, it has delicate waterfall braids from both sides which are transitioned into a waterfall braid bun. It has loose strands cascading down from the bun, the scattered strands give the hairdo a messy effect.

Messy Donut Bun

low hairdo with thin side braids perfect for prom

Instead of loosely gathering the hair at the nape of the neck, this look requires twisting or curling the sections before gathering them at the nape of the neck. A low messy donut bun then sits at the nape of the neck, its loose strands creating a voluminous shape. Loose strands are then left here and there to create a messy effect.

Braided Double Mini Buns

dutch braids hairdo perfect for schools

This look combines the best of both worlds. Dutch braids on either side of the head, starting near the temple and running down the side, with a touch of intricate detail. They then transition into mini low messy buns, tucked discreetly behind the ears.

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