Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lesson Plan: My Easy Messy Bun

Lesson Plan: Messy Bun from whatwouldanerdwear on Vimeo.

I've gotten a lot of requests for this so I finally got around to making a video about how I do my messy hair bun! I would have preferred pictures, but I think the video will be easier to follow.

I started with three-day unwashed hair (so it's pretty grimy right now...perfect for getting it up and out of my face in the summer). Now you can also hear my voice--something I'm always curious about with other bloggers!

Hope this helps those of you who wanted to see! Feel free to leave questions in the comments, if you have them. xoxo

50 comments:

Work With What You've Got said...

Seriously, you are too cute.

christa @ enSTYLEpedia said...

you're pretty adorable. i love your voice! great tutorial...now i wish my hair was as long as yours...a few more inches...maybe this time next year? ;)

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

You're so frickin cute! Seriously, I love hearing your voice! This is a fantastic tutorial - I love the way it turned out and can't wait until my hair is just a little longer so I can try it out. Thanks for doing this!

Sarah said...

ahh all I want to do is grow my hair out right now. I too am a unwashed hair kinda girl. It's how you keep it healthy right.

Emily Kennedy said...

Cute! Totally adorable.

isabeltheconquistador said...

The poof's a good idea! I've always been reluctant to put my hair in a messy bun, but you make it looked polished somehow. Kind of like how Alexa Chung never does anything with her hair while still looking awesome, haha. Out of curiosity, do you use dry shampoo or anything? Because your hair does not look greasy at all.

Your voice doesn't really sound like I thought it would. For some reason (Maybe your academic inclinations?), I expected it to be more solemn. I really like your voice though--it has a sort of whimsical, soothing ring. That sounds really creepy, but my friend's is exactly the same way, lol.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

thanks, isabel! if only my voice were more solemn, then my students would take me more seriously :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

oh and no, i don't use dry shampoo! i've considered it but i'm so resistant to having a medicine cabinet stuffed with bottles that i haven't tried any yet.

Elaine said...

T, I LOVED listening to your voice!! It just makes me like you even more.

I wish my hair was long enough to do a messy bun like yours :(

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Larysse Tavares said...

How cute are you Tania? I loved your voice! I don't know if it is your PhD in British literature, but for me you speak like a cute British girl, really <3 It's kinda weird and funny to hear bloggers' voice, but it is definately nice :) Your messy bun tutorial is easy, I like to do this with my hair, specially when it is a little bit dirty.

Oh, I don't know if you saw this, but Joanna, from a Cup of Jo once posted this HOW TO GET A PERFECTLY MESSY BUN, anyway, here is the link!

http://experienceparisienne.com/blog/ooh-la-la-how-to-get-a-perfectly-messy-bun/


Oh, talking about hair, look at a crazy thing I did with my hair at a funny website (prepare yourself!):

http://vouprarua.blogspot.com/2010/07/da-uma-olhada-taaz.html

Beijo :*

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Cut! This how I did buns when I had hair, and now I miss having long hair!
You have an adorable voice. You sound like a very sweet and gentle person.

Rebekah said...

I didn't know you could get any cuter!

aj said...

Loved the video tutorial :) I used to do my hair like that almost every day when it was long. So easy and perfect for summer!

Melanie said...

Oh goodness, you are so cute! You speak much differently than I imagined. I am so jealous of all your hair!

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Fia said...

That's how I do my messy bun, too! Except if I don't like the shape, I take it out and redo it until I like the shape. Your idea of adding pins makes much more sense than redo, redo, redo, redo.... :)

simplybike said...

Tania, this was so fun to get to see you and hear you in action - you really are too cute. And I love your hair! S.

Miki's scrapbook said...

Awe! It's so nice to hear your voice. You look so sweet in motion and with sound, haha. I love the way you speak; as a non-native English speaker, i looove hearing different English accents.

You should definitely post more videos from now on!

Tight hug!

Miki.

roller coaster teacher said...

Your video tutorial is soooo awesome! LOVE seeing blogger in action :) THANKS!!!

Malicious Mallory said...

I do a bun like this around the house sometimes, but mine never looks good like yours!

You have a nice voice. And it's fitting to your appearance. A lot of bloggers post videos and I'm like "...that's what you sound like? That's weird." Haha :)

Bridget said...

you. are. adorable. love it.

megan at Transmission Me said...

I never use bobby pins and that is why mine doesn't look as good... Now I know! Thanks for the tutorial! I loved putting a voice to your pretty face!!

Natasha xoxo said...

LOVE the messy bun when working events! Too cute.

Natasha @ twenty-something blog
http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

you are so cute! I've done my hair like that for years - sans bobby pins, since I can never manage to keep track of them.

Chic on the Cheap

myedit said...

You have enviable hair! I feel like a creepo for watching your video to hear what you sound like... true story.

Brittany said...

this was a great idea! i do buns a lot but i hadn't thought of manipulating the shape like that. it was fun to hear what you sound like, and to finally know how to pronounce tania!

Haven said...

You're so adoorrrabbleee. :)

Jen said...

i always love messy bun looks! and you're ridiculously adorable. :)

iEsoteric said...

So that's how yow you do the bun. I used to always look at your pictures and wonder, wow that's so comfy and looks so pretty, I need to learn from her and Voila, here's the tutorial. Thanks a million. Finally, I learned how to do the cute bun.

Also, you're so cute and your voice is sooooo sweet.

Jasmine said...

you are so so so cute!!!!!

lindenswallow said...

Oh thanks, that was so helpful. My hair is similar to yours, and using the pins seem like it will work a lot better for me than when I've been trying with just an elastic.

Alex said...

Yay, I love videos. Always so fun to hear what bloggers sounds like and to see them in action - photos can only express so much. You seem so lovely.

I do the messy bun thing quite often but I'm definitely going to try out the quiff too. I have the most obvious centre part ever though so I don't know how well it'll work!

Jill said...

This is great. I am constantly throwing my hair into a messy bun to beat the heat of it sticking to my neck, but never thought to make a little poof at the front! I'm trying it today.

Looks & Books

Ven said...

i always get frustrated doing messy bun,, as I always failed,, but gonna try them out again!! :DD nice videoo !!

Eunice said...

love your tutorial! I've been looking for an easy bun updo and yours is perfect! and you are so cute like what everyone else has said :)


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What About Lunch said...

You are adorable!

Nicki said...

Cute video =). And totally agreed, NO ONE should have a poof like Snooky.

Cara said...

AH! Thank you! I was waiting for this :) :)

Sara said...

That's usually how I do a bun, too, although the tip about the pre-bun poof is pretty ace! Also, you are too cute! Thanks.

TheWreckage said...

you are so adorable, I can't even stand it!
hopefully, now that I have instructions, I can master the messy bun, because currently "intensely rigid not-cool ballerina bun" is the only hairstyle in my arsenal.

Elizabeth said...

I did this to my hair today and it turned out amazing! The messy bun is a deceptively difficult style for me. I always end up making it too neat because I get picky with it. Also I have a ton of thin hair, so I did have to make one change. I secured the ponytail with one elastic before using a second band to make the bun. Thanks for posting this!

Melissa said...

What a cute and fun lesson! Thanks, I'm always jealous of great messy buns.

someniceletters said...

Loved seeing this! You know how to make the bun look refined, even if your hair is grimy. I'm quite jealous, but maybe I can pull it off too...

Let's hope. :D Thanks for the tutorial!

DiamondsandTulle said...

You're SO adorable! Just found your site through Elaine's blog! I'll be following!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Noelle said...

:D You're so gorgeous! And great tutorial ... thanks!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I cant believe it took me a month to finally get around to watching this, but I'm glad I did! It was fun hearing your voice!

Corina said...

This works great on really long hair too. My hair is pretty thick and comes down almost to my knees and I do the same thing all the time! It's so quick and easy!

Anonymous said...

Dear T,

I just loved hearing your voice -- it's just amazing after following your blog for so long.

I have a couple concerns about re-creating the messy hair bun on my own head:
1) What if I only have three strands of hair? It sure looks wonderful on you, but my messy hair bun might be mostly elastic and bobby pin. Any tips?
2) What if my rapidly increasing number of gray hairs show in the little bits? Do you think wearing my hair down would hide the gray better?

Again, just love your work. You're adorable.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

Hi anonymous! Thank you for your kind words!
1. If you don't have as much hair, or it isn't as long, I would try looping the hair through just once (a ponytail that you don't pull through all the way) and sticking in just a couple of bobby pins.
2. I think gray hair is super pretty! don't cover it up at all!

Elyse said...

Sorry I'm so creepy!! But you are soooo adorable! I was just goofing around and ended up on this post, I love it.

{emily} said...

You may have just changed my life with this tutorial. Hair, you are now sentenced to bun prison. [: Thanks so much for posting! You're adorable.

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