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Messy buns have become way more than just a Sunday brunch afterthought-celebrities show them off on the red carpet, and models tie up topknots when they're very much on duty. It's a fresh way to keep your dressed-up beauty look casual and easy, but still cool.
Since there are so many different options with varying ways of pulling them off, we included a new celeb-inspired bun for every day of the week for inspiration. Now all you have to do is keep reading and provide the hair tie.Getty Images
вЂњThis bun is for girls who want to look very cool and not too contrived,вЂќ says celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson, вЂњcontrolled chaos, but defined.вЂќ Start off with a volumizing mousse all over your entire head (like TresemmГ© 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, $9). Blow-dry with your fingers to create that really great texture. As you are blow-drying, you want the texture to be more roughed up and not too smooth.
Hairstylist Sarah Potempa suggests, вЂњTo get the extra movement in the hair, start by curling your hair with a bigger curling iron like the Beachwaver S1.25 ($199) and leave the ends out. Create two large sections on the top and roll them down to create voluminous height on top of the crown.
вЂњAs you finish with the texture, use KГ©rastase Gloss Appeal Shine Spray ($37) for some added glossiness,вЂќ continues Gibson. вЂњPull your hair up to the crown of your head and twist it, leaving the ends out and secure with bobby pins. To finish, use a firm hold hair spray like L'OrГ©al Professionnel Extreme Lacquer ($14) to hold in place all day and night.вЂќGetty Images
вЂњThis looks gives me a little '60s vibe: sexy, effortless, and cool,вЂќ says Gibson. вЂњOn towel-dried hair, use a volume mist (Christophe Robin Instant Volumizing Mist with Rosewater, $39) from mid-lengths to ends, and apply mousse (like KГ©rastase Mousse Bouffante, $37). Blow-dry your hair using a round brush of dual bristle to smooth and detangle hair at the same time.вЂќ
Potempa adds, вЂњFor a higher bun, it's best to start with a ponytail. For extra volume, pull the ponytail through Beachwaver's The Wrap Up ($12), roll forward until you reach the base of your head, and bend the two sides back to create the shape of a large top knot. Use Fatboy Perfect Putty ($21) to add definition to pieces that are left down. Pull your hair from the inside of the bun to make it larger and more textured. If you have bangs, make sure to let down a few extra hairs to soften the look.вЂќ
Gibson suggests finishing the look with L'OrГ©al Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray ($12) to make sure it doesn't move.
This particular bun is super sophisticated, but still messy and romantic. Potempa says, вЂњStart by creating a center part. Spray Aussie Mega Flexible Hold Hair Spray ($9) onto Beachwaver's On Set Styling Brush ($42), brush your hair back into a low sleek ponytail, and secure with an elastic.
Gibson suggests, вЂњUse a dime-size portion of L'OrГ©al Professionnel Lumi-ContrГґle Shine Enhancing Wax ($26) to slick down any flyaways.вЂќ
Then, Potempa explains, вЂњBraid the pony, and twist it up into a bun. Secure with bobby pins and pancake out the braid by tugging at the edges of each braided loop to get more volume and width.вЂќGetty Images
Gibson suggests, вЂњStart off with one- to two-day-old hair.вЂќ Perfect for Thursday, yes? He continues, вЂњUse Klorane Dry Shampoo ($10) and spray all over your head, concentrating on your scalp. Then, apply L'OrГ©al Professionnel Architexture Matte Defining Paste ($20) to just your ends to give them definition and control.вЂќ
Potempa adds, вЂњBrush your hair up into a high ponytail. Secure it with an elastic and then take small sections of the hair and twist and secure each to the base with Goody's Mini Bobby Pins ($3).вЂќGetty Images
You made it to Friday! It's time to celebrate by recreating Gigi Hadid's sexy bun from the Victoria's Secret Fashin Show After Party. Because why shouldn't you feel like an Angel?
Sarah Potempa says, вЂњCreate a center part and use Beachwaver's Ceramic Styling Iron ($189) to smooth a few strands and to create those cool, messy bends in your hair. Then, brush your hair into a very low ponytail. Separate the ponytail into two sections, and twist it together. Secure a few random sections with large hair pins-which are looser and more open than a traditional bobby pin. Twist the hair below and over itself to create a knot-bun hybrid and secure your ends to the base with large two-inch bobby pins (I like Folica Rubberized Bobby Pins, $5).вЂќ
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