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Easy Messy Bun, Updo Hairstyles

 A "Flip Braid" Messy Bun for Long Hair & Medium Hair

easy messy bun
In my opinion, the longer your hair gets, the harder it is to make a standard messy bun.  And, as you may have noticed, The Princess's hair is getting quite long!

I'm so excited we stumbled upon this method, because this messy bun (shown in our video tutorial below) is super easy and fun to make!  We have tried lots of different ways of making messy buns and I think this is our favorite for long hair & medium hair.
Messy bun for long hair
I love the "rolled" look of this bun without all of the effort that these types of updos usually require.  I'm thinking this bun is casual enough for every day wear, or could even work for a special occasion like a Homecoming or Prom hairstyle.  In the photo above, we accessorized the bun with a cute flower clip.  I think this would look adorable with a headband or other accessory as well.
Easy messy bun

Easy Messy Bun Video Tutorial:

As I mentioned in our video, we actually came upon this bun quite by accident.  The Princess was wearing a "flip braid" one day before a soccer game and wanted all of her hair up and out of the way for the game.  So, instead of taking the flip braid out, we wrapped it all up into a bun and this hairstyle was born!

Of course, if you would rather leave the hair down in the ponytail, the flip braid is super cute on it's own. Or, you can stretch it out as shown in our video for a fun "Princess Jasmine like" bubble ponytail!  In the picture below, the Princess is wearing a flip braid (stretched out) along with a chain on the side.  If you don't know how to make a chain, a video can be found here:  Chain Hairstyle

princess jasmine ponytail

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  1. Great photos. I'll have to give it a try.
    cathie at

    Come over for a visit sometime.

  2. Świetne fryzurki. Jak dla mnie bomba :)

  3. Wow this looks like such an easy way to creat a messy bun!!!
    Thank you!!!

  4. The chain style was really good and the bun and flower looked really good. Love your blog

  5. Wow,what a great and awesome look.These hairstyles are so beautiful and have a gorgeous look.

    2012 Hairstyles

  6. Additionally, wearing your hair down could become hot and uncomfortable by the end of the evening. A French twist, brain, bun, or other up-do might be a good choice.

  7. The first one looks so great!!

  8. so easy! so pretty!! :D

  9. I do hair for dance competitions and I've been looking for a good messy bun for one of my girls who's hair is down to her bum and very very thick, I'm going to try this and hope it works. Thanks so much!

  10. I did this messy bun for a very formal Military turned out GREAT! My husband is the one who actually did my hair- and used the video to learn- thanks so much for posting these vids!


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