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ZZ Top Knot

ZZ Top Knot

Something about a topknot bun that is chic, quirky and cool all at the same time.

A messy bun is always my go to in a pinch because it brings every outfit together.

Since becoming a mom it has really become my go to!

Easy to do, looks good and Little Guy can't pull my hair if it's tied up.

I try to mix it up so I don't feel too Mom'd out.

Here are some great tutorials for a variety of messy buns including my own method.

My own personal go-to method for a messy bun is to emulate the models in the J. Crew Catalog.

  • add a little dry shampoo paste by R+Co. It gives great volume and texture
  • flip your head over to gather hair into a loose pony at the crown of the head
  • loosely twist the ponytail. Then wind it around to form a bun. (If you want a more voluminous bun tease the pony before twisting.)
  • secure the bun into place. (I always use these Spin Pins they keep my hair in place all day!)
  • pull a few strands from the nape of you neck and around your face to give that rolled out of bed look
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Criss Cross Bun is an easy way to do something interesting and simple.

  • separate your hair into three equal sections - top for the bun, middle for the 1st wrap, & bottom for the last wrap. the easiest way to do this is to wrap a pony tail holder around each one
  • take the top section of your hair and twist it into a bun once you’ve twisted all your hair, secure it with a bobby pin don’t worry about how this part looks, because it’ll eventually be covered up
  • take a 1" section from the middle section and twist it. once you’ve twisted it, then twist it around the bun. (double twist action going on here!) then secure with a bobby pin
  • continue to wrap 1" pieces of hair from the middle section around the bun. make sure to leave the bottom sections of hair down
  • from the bottom section of your hair, divide it in 1/2 (left and right). take half of the hair and wrap it around the opposite side of the bun. this will start to create the “criss-cross” effect that adds a little something special! then take the second section and wrap on the opposite side of the bun. Criss cross complete!

Side Bun can give you a dressier flirty look

  • brush your hair to the side you want the bun on
  • part your hair horizontally
  • create the other section of hair up into a loose bun, fix it with a band
  • twist the rest hair around the above bun locks by locks
  • pull on the tops to give it a looser feel
  • pull out some locks for a messier look
  • fix with bobby pin to keep it in place

Scarf Bun is pretty simple and fun

  • get your favorite scarf
  • wrap around the base of your bun in a criss cross
  • tie in a double knot to secure

Low Bun is low key but with an interesting twist

  • separate a few thick strands at the top of your head and tease them
  • pull your hair down styling it in a low ponytail
  • fluff up the teased part of your hair
  • use a hair tie to secure it into a low ponytail
  • separate the ponytail into a top and bottom
  • tease the top layer of the ponytail
  • flip the lower half over the teased portion
  • wrap hair around the base of your bun and pin into place
  • style any loose strands





The Amazing Meryl Streep

The Amazing Meryl Streep