CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Fashion Show Backstage Beauty

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Messy buns have become more than just ideal for lazy Sunday brunch, they’re now accepted as an everyday go to for many women. Even celebrities and models are tying up their topknots, on duty! There is just something so desirable about getting a perfectly imperfect style with minimal effort. Lucky for us lazy gals, this style is basic to execute. If you can put your hair up in a ponytail then you too can rock this look. It’s the freshest way to look cool for spring. Click through the notes to learn how to perfect your messy bun game. –– Michelle Rotbart 

Step One: Start with second day hair and spray in refinish dry shampoo from roots to ends. For some extra muss, definition and control, work in a little bit of texture paste at your ends.

Step Two: Gather length into a high ponytail and twist hair. Coil into a bun on top of your head.

Step Three: Secure with pins. Finish by gently pinching and pulling out hair for a messier aesthetic. Pulse in a few sprays of primp for added hold and texture.

Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group

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