We’ll just come right out and say it. Messy buns are the ultimate cool-girl hairstyle. Name a more effortless-looking but elevated style to put your hair in—we’ll wait.
Messy buns come in all different shapes and styles. There are the quintessential messy buns you’re likely thinking of, where you pull unbrushed hair into a loose bun in three seconds flat, but there are also tons of more polished takes on the style that should be on your radar. Think slicked-back buns or knots with romantic, face-framing pieces. Below, we’ve rounded up our 25 favorites that we’re immediately adding to our mood boards.