Thursday, February 21, 2013

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. ~ Messy Side Bun

Original Pin:

I liked this updo, but wanted something I could do quickly and not have to worry about it being perfect, so I did a little casual, hassle-free version of it.

My steps:

  1. Use a 2" barrel curling iron to curl the ends of your hair all the way around.
  2. Comb it out with a pick to loosen curls. Hairspray.
  3. Tease at the crown so you get some volume on top and don't have the slicked back look.
  4. Gather into a pony on the side of your head just below and behind the ear. Leave out front piece on that side.
  5. Instead of taking a piece, curling it around and pinning, I took pieces and let them fall as they wanted to, then pinned them. This makes it look more random and "messy" than the original pin.
  6. Keep taking and pinning pieces until they are all secure. 
  7. Hairspray. Pin any loose areas. Hairspray.
  8. Twist back the front pieces and pin. 

My casual version:

Linking up with Steph and Katie!


  1. I like it! Wonder if it would work with curly hair...hmmmmm.

    1. I think it would look great! I'm jealous of curly hair b/c when you pull it back into a pony or bun it's not slicked back again your get some wavy texture! So I think it might even look better! Give it a try and let me know!

  2. 1. You have pretty FABULOUS hair. I'm not so sure mine would look so good! 2. I have never tried a hair do off Pinterest but have been wanting to. I desperately need another alternative to the pony! :)

    Thanks for linking up g/f!

  3. Now if only I had long hair this would be so easy and looks so cool!

  4. That came out great. Alway worry they will be too much work but yours looks doable. Thanks for sharing.


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