With summer in full swing, you’re sure to want to step up your hairstyle game. Well, I have one suggestion for you. Meet this season’s must-do hairdo: the messy bun! While there are a lot of more intricate styles to choose from when you’re headed off to the beach or to a rockin’ music festival, the messy bun will always be the summer hairstyle staple that’s transcended all trends and occasions. Even celebs are copping it, both on the streets and on the red carpet.
Summer Hairstyle: 18 Famous Celebrities That Rock The Messy Bun
As a hairstylist, it’s key that I am able to get inspiration anywhere and everywhere. You never know where that next great look is going to come from! Luckily, we have a lot of celebs setting the trend for what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to the latest hairstyles. But regardless of what’s in, I notice that there’s one hairstyle these celebrities always keep coming back to, whether they’re out grabbing coffee or strutting down the red carpet: the classic messy bun! And I totally agree that if there was ever a season for the messy bun, this summer would be it!
Get inspired by these stylish celebrities who prove that a messy bun is all you need to top off any fashion and makeup look! Pulled taut and high or low and loose, all these knots definitely make a statement.
1. Selena Gomez
Selena’s known to be adventurous with her tresses, going from long to short and wavy to straight seemingly in the blink of an eye. This center-parted ponytail pulled back into a casual knot at her nape is a casual yet chic choice.
2. Jennifer Lawrence
Trust J.Law to make messy hair look red carpet-worthy. Add a twist (literally!) to your low messy bun by pulling it to one side.
3. Ashley Benson
Here’s your go-to summer hairstyle done right: messy bun pulled back high, hair slightly teased at the crown for some added oomph.
4. Karlie Kloss
The secret to a fab messy bun is wearing it with laidback confidence. Here’s supermodel Karlie Kloss doing exactly that—the wisps of hair framing her face make her look fresh and at ease, not sloppy.
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5. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is known for her messy bun and casual top-knots. While she keeps it chill hair-wise, she’s always rocked a dramatic makeup look to match. Something to bear in mind for those summer shindigs you’re sure to attend!
6. Gigi Hadid
Face-framing loose strands and a chignon pulled tight at the base of the neck looks effortless, yet elegant. This is not your average messy bun, as seen on It Girl Gigi Hadid.
7. Kendall Jenner
Model of the moment Kendall Jenner shows that a fierce lipstick balances out a simple messy bun perfectly.
8. Alicia Vikander
Up-and-coming actress Alicia Vikander looks sweet and stylish in this low messy bun accentuated by a twist at the hairline.
9. Olivia Wilde
One way to jazz up your messy bun? Add a headband! Olivia Wilde uses a plain black band to bump up her bun. Try a colorful or sparkly headband to really stand out this summer!
Ever the edgy trendsetter, Rihanna goes for a very high messy bun and a faux fringe. Easy but eye-catching!
11. Taylor Swift
Curly-haired gals can totally rock the messy bun this summer, too! Cop this romantic low bun as seen on Taylor Swift.
12. Lauren Conrad
Style icon LC knows how to a make a messy bun: Hers has a sleek, smoothed-back crown, with a loose, piled-on bun.
13. Anne Hathaway
Even short-haired girls can pull off this low and loose messy bun. Spritz on some shine serum to keep your hair parting neat.
14. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen has perfected the top knot. Use hair pins and elastics that match the color of your hair to make the style look seamless, just like Chrissy’s.
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15. Emily Blunt
A seemingly careless center part and a small knot make up Emily Blunt’s chill-girl messy bun. A great style for second-day summer hair, just scrunch the ends of hair with a texturizing spray for added hold and volume.
16. Kiernan Shipka
A ballerina bun adds a playful, youthful vibe to any summer ensemble. Pile your hair up high and loose—you can even use a sock to beef it up.
17. Vanessa Hudgens
One way to tame thick and curly tresses is to twist hair up into a carefree top knot. A few loose tendrils makes you look cute and casual.
18. Chloe Moretz
Chloe Moretz shows off her polished eye makeup and strong brow game with hair twisted up into a simple messy bun. Take your cue from her: If you’re raring to show off a fierce makeup look, a basic bun would be the right hairstyle to match.
Looking forward to trying your hand at your own messy bun? This tutorial by Annies Forget Me Knots shows six different ways to make a messy bun—practically one for every day of the week! Watch the video here:
This summer is the perfect time to wear your hair in a messy bun! It’s the perfect hairstyle to beat the heat while still looking chic. Plus, you barely need any special tools or products to pull of this look. This just proves that a messy bun is always a good idea!
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