Have you ever wondered how celebrities end up looking fabulous with hair that looks undone? Does it seem like each time you try the effortless approach, your hair ends up looking greasy and you feel like a complete slob?

We’ve figured the messy bun out, and it’s rather simple – the key to a perfectly undone bun is to not worry about the lumps and bumps, they’re what makes the style look so effortless.

Messy bun 101:

  • Add some texture with salt or volumising spray. Focus on the mid-lengths towards the ends and scrunch.
  • Next, you want to lift your hair at the root. Try a dry shampoo to coat your roots for extra volume.
  • Pull your hair up into a high ponytail and secure with a hair tie.
  • Loosely twist your hair around the hair tie and pin with bobby pins.

Take a look at some of our fave celeb messy buns:

  • Ariana Grande (Rex Features)