15 Easy Messy Bun Tutorials & Quick Updo Hairstyles

We all love a quick updo hairstyle that we can do running out the door, right? But it still needs to look chic and stylish, no matter where your day takes you. Enter the messy bun! If you have been wondering how to master that effortless “messy” hair look, search no more. We found amazing & easy messy bun tutorials and quick updos for every type of hair! These tutorials all have step by step instructions on messy buns, casual top knots, and pretty updo hairstyles. Worried that there is no way your fumbling fingers can create these styles? No matter what your skill level, you can do these! So now all you have to do is pick a favorite, right?



15 Easy Messy Bun Tutorials & Quick Updo Hairstyles


Messy Bun Tutorials

Fast & Easy Messy Bun Updo How To’s

So this is where the 5 minute messy bun comes into play. All these tutorials are super fast and easy!

This first one from ‘Twist Me Pretty‘ is a literal one minute messy bun. Not only does she have step by step photos to walk you through it, she has a video too. Don’t forget you can dress up your bun with hair accessories too!


This easy messy bun tutorial is from ‘A Beautiful Mess‘ (ironically!) and is fast, fun and pretty enough to wear to work. She has a secret she learned from a stylist too!


This five minute messy updo from ‘Mayalamode‘ is more of a twist, but we love it! And it’s so simple! She takes you through it step by step.


We love Kate at ‘The Small Things Blog‘, and you will too after you see how simple she makes it with this messy bun how to! Video tutorial too.


Another easy messy bun tutorial for you from ‘Honey We’re Home‘. Simple style for any woman with medium length hair.


Messy Buns for Long Hair

Messy buns can be a challenge if you have long hair. Let’s face it long haired girls, you have a lot of volume to work with! No problem, check out these how to’s!

Long hair would work well with this messy top knot from ‘Cassie Croggins‘. Try her easy how to!


This messy top knot bun how to is perfect for long hair, and an easy style for busy moms. Video tutorial from ‘Million Ways to Mother‘.


This Boho top knot by ‘Kassinka‘ is the a half updo for long hair. Love the braid detail on the side!


Messy Bun Tutorials for Short Hair

If you think you can’t do a messy bun because you have short hair, think again!

From ‘The Beauty Department‘, this messy half updo is perfect for a bob or a lob haircut!


Loving on this messy bun side updo for short hair from ‘Ma Nouvelle Mode‘. She has step by step directions, but also a video to walk you through it.


Also from ‘Ma Nouvelle Mode‘ is this messy top knot for short hair. This one actually makes you look like your hair is longer!


More Quick Updo Hairstyle Tutorials

So here we have some little twists on the typical messy bun hairstyle. Add a braid, make it fancy, create a top knot… check out these quick updos anyone can do!

We love this messy bun braided wrap from ‘The Small Things Blog‘. She says this may look complicated, but it’s not! And she has video! This would be gorgeous even for wedding hair, or perfect for date night too.


Create this messy French twist updo with this easy how to from ‘Irrelephant‘.


This braided updo from ‘Tessa Rayanne‘ is gorgeous! Perfectly messy, perfectly Boho, and pretty enough for a bride!


Last we have an upside down French braid messy bun tutorial from ‘The Merry Thought‘. This looks so detailed and pretty, but she has great step by step photos that make it look easy! Love this!

We hope you loved picking out your favorite from these easy messy bun tutorial & quick updo hairstyles! We think you will want to jump right on over to our posts on Bobby Pins – Pretty Hair Accessories You Will Want to Buy Now and 20 Best Beauty Hacks and Makeup Tips! And don’t forget to join the OhMeOhMy Facebook group and our Pinterest page so you see right away when we post new ideas and advice!

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

1 Comment

  1. kavita mevada
    April 18, 2019 / 3:18 am

    Thanks for providing such a nice information.

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