Messy Bun Videos | St. Patrick’s Day Hairstyles

Here’s another teen St. Patrick’s Day hairstyle. This style is subtle and more likely to be worn by your teenagers, but it also looks great on younger kids too!

Leprechauns always make messes, don’t they? This messy bun is a great hairstyle for this day. I have had MANY requests for messy bun help so this video post also helps! I really couldn’t think of a great way to do pictures that would thoroughly explain the messy bun, because it really is messy, so instead I did a quick video tutorial.

Back view of young girl modeling "Messy Bun" hairstyle

Each video is under 2 minutes so don’t panic–they are short. I personally have two ways I do messy buns. I know there are lots of varieties in doing messy buns, but these two happen to be both easy and my favs.

To see your own photo recreations of this style featured in our CGH App, feel free to tag your photos on IG with: #CGHMessyBun

Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, water bottle,  2 hair bands, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

In the first video I started with wet hair to do the bun. In the second I started with dry hair. It really doesn’t matter, but I wanted you to see the differences in how the buns look.

Messy Bun Video #1

Click to watch video, or click here to view on YouTube.

Messy Bun #2

Click to watch video, or click here to view on YouTube.

To make both of these do’s look St. Patrick’s Day-friendly, add bobby pins with green ribbons tied on…

Green ribbon hair accessory

Add them by just sticking them here and there into the bun.

Portrait view of young girl modeling "Messy Bun" hairstyle styled with green ribbon hair accessoryBack view of young girl modeling "Messy Bun" hairstyle styled with green ribbon hair accessory

Happy Hairdoing!

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  1. Hey! All of your hairstyles are soo cute….i wish my mom could do all of those hairstyles for me…by the way… could you post more videos on hairstyles that you can do yourself? Thanks!

  2. I love all of your hairstyles, but I think that you should post more five minute do’s and do’s you can do on yourself because in the morning I have a really tight schedule, and I can never do anything that cute to my hair. Thanks!

  3. hi! i love your hairstyles!! i would like more hairstyles you can do to yourself and teen hairstyles! cant wait for your next video! (btw im 12)

  4. Thank you so much for the videos! I was going crazy trying to find a hairstyle that would work with my daughter's crown veil for her First Holy Communion. Voila, I can do this now. I will be practicing for the next month. Thanks so much and keep on posting more hairstyles!

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