The Perfect ‘Imperfect’ Bun

The minute that I get home from work I throw my hair on top of my head. Without a second thought up it goes, whipped in a hairband and from that moment on it’s affectionately known as the ‘pineapple’. However if I decide to rock the ‘pineapple’ throughout the day then I’ve found a great little trick to help me achieve the perfect imperfect bun…

Ok so here’s the scenario, it’s the night before and you figure that you really can’t be arsed to do your hair the following morning (come on we’ve all been there!). All you’ve got to do is tie your hair into a high bun like you usually do, I tend to pull my hair through like I’m doing a ponytail and then only bring half the hair through at the end, then sleep on it. Simples! By the morning you would have achieved ulimate high hair bun messiness. It may need a little tweaking or a touch of hairspray to keep it in place but whenever I do my buns like this I always find they look the best!

This style is the epitome of lazy girl, but if you give it a go I promise I won’t judge 😉 Everyone loves the pineapple! Any messy bun tips? Then pop them below!


  • Pinkchickclaire

    I love this!  I have just bought from Ebay the “bun maker” 4 different sizes to perfect the nicest bun, but your option sounds a hell of a lot nicer! (and easier) 🙂 I’m definitely going to try this out this week especially as I have done something to my neck and I am on sooo many tablets! 
    Loving your blog, I have been following for ages!
    Lots of love Claire xx

  • Jasmine

    you have such nice eyelashes!

  • shulikesclothes

    today is the ultimate lazy girl day, so i may just have to embrace the pineappleness! great post as always :D! 

  • all about the girl

    Your hair looks great up like that, I don’t think I’ve got quite enough hair to get mine looking like that! 🙁 xx

  • You could use a bun donut and then pull strands out to make it a little messy. It looks lovely though! xx

  • Anitha

    Can you please do a video on this. Thanks.

  • Sheila O’Riordan

    yes I use the bun doughnut as unfortunately my hair is not as thick as yours!  but I also find it great for just rolling the hair up at the back into a 40’s roll-up

  • Georgia

    Haha, good tip. I am a big fan of the messy bun look xx

  • Annie

    Oh my hair never looks like this when I attempt a messy bun:( Video please? xox

  • demonofthefall7

    Long time lurker, first time poster ^_^ messy bun is my go to style for major volume the next day! I put it up like yours the night before, but with kirby grips, shake it all out in the morning and have epic volume. Easy and no fuss

  • It looks great on you but I can never achieve the “imperfect” bun myself! X

  • Francis Dodson

    I use a hair donut to do my buns…  To make them messy I just pull out random bits of hair 🙂 I swear by it! x

  • Charlottemma

    Haha I love this post! I am exactly the same.. as soon as I walk through my front door pineapple goes up! x

  • gemma.features

    I can always do the ‘perfect pineapple’ when I’m lounging in my pjs but whenever I try to so it to go out I can never do it! I will be sure to check out your tip though…

  • sarah ellam

    Ha – I stick my hair up like this whenever I can, gives it lots of volume when you let it back down too. 

  • Stephanie L

     This post is fantastic. Glad to know i’m not the only one who rocks “the pineapple” on a regular basis. 🙂

  • charliperson

    God Your SO lucky you can do that with your hair (looking lovely). I tried and well.. failed.. doughnuts are the only way for me 🙁 

  • I’ve attempted this look in the past, but it never looked as good as yours! I’d love to see a tutorial! 🙂

  • Simmone88

    oh my gosh! i wore this hairstyle today and got so many compliments! Then my boyfriend saw me and just said “…what is on your head?”
    he just doesn’t understand the ‘no effort’ look.

  • ellie patterson

    any chance you could do a tutorial of this!? It would be a great help! 

  • Dani

    I gave it a go since 2004 and I found (and find) it looking great! Pinning some curls with glittering hairclips will give your hairstyle even a fashionably touch! Just try it! 🙂

  • Rachel

    couldn’t agree more with the whole of this post. always envy the girls that can leave their hair down all day without wanting to stuff it up in a pineapple (i call it that too!)… i spend half my life trying to perfect the messy bun, ha!x

  • Gabrielle

    I love a lazy morning bun! You look gorgeous and I will be trying your technique tonight

    Gabrielle x