Ahhh the messy top knot. It’s a style we all know intimately, without a doubt, having spent most of the last 18 months at home. For many, this is a daily go-to when you want to feel comfortable and get rid of your hair. But it’s also a very versatile style that can be tweaked for the evening, as evidenced by longtime messy updo advocate Hailey Bieber.
However, making your messy bun look easier to undo than unsightly can be a challenge. Fortunately, as with most modern problems, TikTok presents plenty of solutions in the form of simple, messy tutorials. There are a number of different techniques to try for a quick and easy top knot, depending on your preferred level of polish.
If you’re a traditionalist with a penchant for a rounded donut-style messy bun, this quick fix from TikTok creator @quintymirjam has gone viral on the platform to create the perfect messy bun in under a minute.
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It sounds easy, but I admit that it takes a bit of practice to really master the twist-and-flip technique. My hand-eye coordination has apparently taken a hit in recent years, so it took me a while to get it right – but once I did it worked like a charm and I’m doing it now. almost every morning.
If your hair is particularly thick or you prefer your messy bun to have a little more structure, creator @haleyrapp shows how to tie your hair together to create more loose folds and tips.
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But if you’d rather upgrade your messy bun, why not follow Ms. Bieber’s lead and emulate the evening iteration she recently rocked in Las Vegas? Created by Amanda Lee, the model’s look is sleek and polished against the scalp, with hair stacked and tight in a bun at the crown.
Lee then left chunks loose around the face, with the ends of the bun hanging down to create a more modern vibe.
Very stylish and the opposite of taking time.