How to Style a Messy Bun That Still Looks Put-Together On Your Laziest Day

How to Style a Messy Bun That Still Looks Put-Together On Your Laziest Day

StyleCaster | Lauren Caruso

Throughout middle school—before I discovered the wonder that is a straightener—my hair stayed in a perpetual state of nope. I woke up 10 minutes before I had to leave the house, threw my hair up on top of my head into what my friends affectionately called a “schlopp” and picked out a matching Juicy Couture tracksuit because I was the worst. And even though I’ve come a long way since 2004—even occasionally going so far as to actually blow-dry sometimes—I’m still just as lazy most days. Thank goodness the messy bun is still a thing.

There’s a time and place for sleek hair, but if you’re going for IDGAF—and really, who isn’t this time of year?—an unfussy knot is the way to go. Don’t confuse unfussy with sloppy, though: Think Gigi Hadid on a Starbucks run. “It breaks the rules, but in a flirty way,” says Matt Fugate, a stylist at the Serge Normant at John Frieda salon in New York City who works with celebs such as Karlie Kloss and Bebe Rexha. “A perfect bun can look stoic, but messy buns have a carefreeness to them that can toughen a look.”

To nail the style with minimal effort, rake some texturizing spray throughout your hair. Finish your ends with an oil and throw it up, letting some pieces fall as they may. Bonus points if you can slide in a modern hair accessory.

Ahead, 21 messy-bun hairstyles for when you can’t be bothered to break out the heat tools—so, like, now until September.

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