Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hair Tutorial: Messy Bun



I get questions about my messy bun all the time, and I've always been hesitant to do a tutorial. Why? Because this is my lazy go-to - and I never really knew how to do a step by step on how to make your hair into a rat's nest. I tried demonstrating it with photos, but it's really difficult to do your hair in slow-mo and use a remote at the same time. I ended up just doing a video. This is basically just like the easy little bun/ponytail hybrid that every gal has done at some time in her life...just messier. Way messier. It's just the way I like it, because you don't have to worry about upkeep throughout the day. Hope the video helps, but if not...I'll try again;)
The volume powder spray I use in the video is: Sachajuan Volume Powder.






p.s. See my past hair tutorial here.

EDIT: I just realized that when I uploaded the video, it cropped a lot of overhead space - you can barely see what I'm doing with my hair! Does anyone know how I can fix this (or if I can upload a full version of it to another site)? Uploaded a new, uncropped version.

72 comments:

  1. :D I LOVE when bloggers post videos, always cool to put a voice to the blog. Love your tutorials, this one is so much easier than I figured it'd be. :)

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  2. Great timing! Ha, I just posted a bunch of bloggers and their buns here.

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  3. Ahh!!! I was JUST yesterday wishing you'd post something about how to do this hairstyle! Thank you!! :D

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  4. Cute babe! Pretty informative, but yeah I totally agree, it's all slight of hand at this point when you're so used to it...tough to point out the correct formula...Great job!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  6. great video. i never thought this is so easy!

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  7. Lovely! Will definitely try this out soon! Looks so easy but with a fantastic outcome! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. OO l loved this cute tutorial!! Thanks for showing us how to do your signature messy bun. I am always envious of your lovely hair when I see your pictures because you look adorable & very chic without trying too hard. Can't wait to try this out on my own hair!! Love your blog, as always!

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  9. It's like messy geisha hair. It's always strange seeing videos of you. Your voice is never what I expect and I am always surprised! But in a nice way, of course :)

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  10. love it. but i can't seem to find ur link for the spray

    http://www.postmodernrunway.com/

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  11. great tutorial! i am always looking for new ways to do buns. i love that style. its normally my go to hairstyle too.

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  12. Ashley: I'm sorry! I just added it to the post. Thank you for pointing that out.

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  13. Great video tutorial!! I noticed you said your hair is "fine" but it always looks so voluminous in all your pictures, what's your secret? Also, what's the volumizing powder you used?

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  14. Angsthase: This is why I can't watch myself on video. I hate the sound of my voice! I also sit there and pick apart everything. So awkward.

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  15. The go to hair style is sometimes the best one! Looking wonderful as always.

    P.S. I used one of your make up tutorials as a basis for my eye makeup... came out wonderful

    Zoe Gabrielle

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  16. Eclectic Flair: I just edited the post (forgot to include it) with a link to the volume powder, which is by Sachajuan. It's the best! When I wear my hair down, if I want it to be sleek, I don't use anything but a large barrel curling iron (which gives volume just by the mere curling factor). If I want it a little undone, I swear by Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. And always a little Volume powder at the roots.

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  17. Great little video you've put together there! If only I had the thickness and length of your hair, I'm pretty sure I'd be wearing my hair in that style every day.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  18. you are so gorgeous!! love your hair i wish i had hair like yours would make it easier to do the messy bun!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love it! The less maintenance for the look you want, the better!

    Did you get my message about the Warby Parker frames? Hope that helped.

    Kat
    http://aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh yay! You are my hair idol! I've been growing it out forever, and whenever I get sick of it and just want to chop it all off again, I look at pictures of you and feel re-inspired! Can't wait till it's as long as yours!

    xo
    ZK
    www.glitter-and-ink.blogspot.com

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  21. Ah too cute. Great tutorial, I will diffidently will have to try it.

    xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

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  22. You are too cute. "And thank you for reading my blog."

    Do you ever have trouble separating your bangs from the bun when you flip your hair? It always takes me forever to get mine separated to my liking.

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  23. oh i love a messy bun, but thanks to my limp hair, never turns out, but might try with the products hmmm..ps love your blog!

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  24. You're very pretty and your glasses are so perfect on you...

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  25. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS! I have much longer hair but I'll try this out. I still remember one of my first comments on your blog was asking you about your bun! :)

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  26. This was such a great tutorial, Keiko! I live by volume powder as well. You make it look so effortlessly chic, I can't wait to try it out. Eeeep! :)

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  27. "We'll pretend my hair is not a hot mess right now" love this! I wear my hair in a high bun daily and I was wondering how you were going to explain this..well done! You look and sound great in video,I love that you're a girly girl minus the shrill high pitched voice haha..the black robe is pretty too!


    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  28. Super cute! You're adorable.

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  29. loved the video tutorial! you're so gorgeous...hope you know!

    lydia from vintage2vogue

    http://vintagetwovogue.blogspot.com

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  30. OFF: I really love your new cat's eyes glasses!

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  31. This is very helpful (and cute) and an inspiration to keep growing my hair :) It's a pain and I'm always ready to cut it.

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  32. I am going yo have to try this.
    I am jjust wondering IF I HAVE ENOUGH hair for it...

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  33. Hahahaha "let's pretend that my hair is not a hot mess right now."
    Kindred spirits, we are.
    Love the tutorial! Thank you!
    <3 leigh

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  34. This has been my go-to hairstyle for years but it has never turned out like yours! Maybe awesome bangs are the key!

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  35. This is great & so simple. Plus you look so much like Kate Bush with it teased out like that.

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  36. you're so flipping adorable... love seeing/hearing you in the video!

    can't wait to try the hair style for myself. :) XOXO

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  37. Awesome tutorial!


    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  38. I keep seeing the bun pop up! I wish I hadn't cut my hair now! This look is so becoming on you! I love it in all your posts!

    Shasie
    Enter My Vintage Scarf Giveaway

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  39. I like the tutorial =)) plus Your hair color goes just perfect with your skin and style !!

    asofasof.blogspot.com

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  40. Oh my gosh yay!!! I feel like such a nerd, but I was so stoked to see you finally made this!! I had to go try it out immediately! Thank you thank you thank you!

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  41. Thank you for doing the video! I am definitely going to try to pull that off. :)

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  42. Thanks for the video. :) I will try to do this if my hair is longer, hehe.

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  43. http://itsawomenworld.blogspot.com/

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  44. I don't know if this is the answer you're looking for, but I assume your problem is that parts of your video are cut off on the blog, but not on Youtube itself?

    You should be able to change the length and width from your video when you get the code from Youtube (if you're still using the old, longer code version, you'll have to change it twice in the same code). Otherwise you can do it manually, just make the numbers after 'width' and 'height' smaller, but try to keep the same proportions.

    Always enjoy reading your blog!

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  45. love your videos! I found myself watching this tutoral although my hair are very short.

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  46. oh my gosh Thank you Thank you for posting this! My hair desperately needed this tutorial! You saved me <3

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  47. This is great. I'm growing out my hair, and lately it's been so muggy outside (I live in tornado alley) that my hair gets frizzy the moment I walk out the door. Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  48. i love your hair & makeup tutorials, I'd be lost without them!

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  49. Thanks for the tutorial, you hair look is great :-)

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  50. You have gorgeous hair! Totally jealous.

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  51. Pretty simple, but great result!

    Just discovered your blog and I love it.

    Aura

    www.littlebitsoffashion.com

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  52. Lol you have the same hairstyle in every post. Loves ittt!!!

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  53. thanks for the great tutorial you have the ultimate chic messy bun, love it! :)

    www.christinebalram.blogspot.com

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  54. Now I'm wishing I had long hair...
    My hair is complicated, "heavy" and so it just "sticks" to my head, after a few hours, so I always wear it short! But this tutorial is great!!! Some amazing tricks to pull it up and make it appear more voluminous.
    Thanks!!!

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  55. I tried this this morning, just because I'm bored of my old pony tail. I wore it to work to teach Gr 8 French. I got soooo many compliments for my students (and coworkers)! haha. My favourite was "It's gangster". Whatever that means! :) Thanks.

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  56. beautiful! who cuts your hair? i live in the hood and am looking for someone new.

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  57. So funny cause on the previous post I commented on your hair and wanted to ask how you do it, but didn't bother :) Love that messy bun and definitely going to try it!

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  58. absolutely love the messy bun, thank you!

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  59. hey what kind of hair ties do you use?i can't find ones that are stretchy and strong enough to hold up all my hair.

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  60. Love this! I was among the many wondering how you got such a perfectly messy bun :) xx

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  61. So fun! Thanks for sharing the products you use too!

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  62. i just did it!!! LOVE LOVE it! the loosening was key!

    xo.
    http://dropsofjupiterBLOG.com

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  63. great tutorial - thank you, keiko!!!!

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  64. Where can I get Ur glasses frames? Love ur style!!

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  65. Awesome tutorial! Thank you. I have shortish/medium length hair so hold thumbs for me that I can do this!

    P.S. Just discovered your blog. LOVE IT.

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  66. Your blog is great. I've been trying out many of your tutorials. The messy bun is my favorite and I'm slowly mastering it. I have super straight long hair that's crazy slippery. I need to tease it a lot and double wrap it to get the same look as you. Practice makes perfect. Thanks for posting the video. You are awesome!

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  67. Thank you so much, Keiko... I did your tutorial, and it worked great! I also ordered the hair product, since I don't have anything that does quite the same thing.

    Thanks again for your super helpful tutorial! Now I can look almost as sexy as you, without trying too hard!
    ;-)

    xo

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  68. i love the way you do your messy bun. i tried it with pigtails and they came out so cute!!! thanks for the tutorial ♥

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  69. As a mom of four boys with long hair but no talent in styling it - I so appreciate your tutorials - especially this little video! I can't wait to try this!
    xx

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  70. Def. having some major hair envy! I watched this video in hopes of a new messy bun technique, come to find you use the exact one I do. Mine just doesn't look as good :(. But I enjoyed the video regardless.

    www.beautynthingsblog.com

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