Photography via Pinterest

How to Finally Perfect the Enigma That is a Messy Bun

A messy bun is quite an enigma. It’s supposed to be, well, messy and effortless, but that’s not always the case. At first glance it seems like a hairstyle meant for the gym and yet it’s a fave among brides. And it looks easy to do but if you’ve ever tried to nail it on the first try, you know that’s not the case. (It’s a scientific fact that it takes at least three tries to get it right.) Confusing, right?

Not anymore. We want to solve all your messy hair woes by: A) providing you with some excellent hair porn in the photo gallery below, courtesy of Pinterest and B) teach you how to create the perfect messy bun. Say goodbye to the days of trying over and over again and eventually giving up and sticking with a tight topknot. (Yes, we’ve been there, too.)

If your hair is curly:

If your hair is straight: