Oct 4, 2013 Hair
Step 1. First, pull your hair into a loose ponytail, as high or as low as you’d like it. Don’t use a comb or worry about your strands being perfectly slicked back—the look is effortless.
Step 2. Separate the hair in your ponytail into two or three sections and tease. Teasing is the key step that totally changed our bun game—it gives you the volume and messy texture you need to pull off the look that keeps your bun from entering ballerina territory.
Step 3. Separate your teased hair into two sections and wrap the hair in opposite directions, as you would when creating a topknot. But, instead of pinning your hair neatly in, secure your hair with a bobby pin about an inch from the bottom of your strands, leaving the ends to fray around your bun, creating a messy effect. If you feel like the body of your bun is too tight, gently pull it apart with your hands or the end of a comb. We also like to pull a few rogue pieces out around the face.
MDC Quick Tip: One of our favorite things about buns is they work well on dirty hair (snooze button, am I right?) but if your hair is clean and you want to pull off the look, spray your hair with dry shampoo to add some texture and grip. And there you have it—effortless style that’s actually easy to achieve.