In the fast-paced and fickle world of beauty, trends come and go quicker than you…
90s hair tendrils are making a comeback and we’re totally relapsing
Ugh, could Hailey Baldwin look any cooler? Rose gold hair aside, her messy bun looks effortless and elegant all at the same time. Bravo, Jen Atkin.
If you have lots of hair to work with like Shay Mitchell, try roughly plaiting your lengths before twisting into a top knot.
Our fave stylish Game Of Thrones lady, Sophie Turner, has high messy buns down.
Lily Aldridge is the epitome of chic with this glossy low bun. She always manages to get it right!
Elle Fanning lets her tidy topknot do the talking on the red carpet. She finished off the look with dark eye makeup and a cool androgynous ensemble.
Kate Bosworth looks chic and sophisticated with her hair scraped back in this simple bun.
Sarah Hyland looked totally stunning with her golden locks styled into a high messy bun hairstyle. We adore her matte red lips, too.
One topknot clearly wasn’t enough for the gorgeous Joan Smalls – just check out this fun style!
Look how chic a simple topknot can look? Elle Fanning, we love your elegant messy bun look.
Kylie Jenner stepped out with a sleek, 90s-esque topknot and we’re liking the low-key look on her.
Taylor Hill is the perfect model-off-duty with this messy bun.
We can’t quite work out what we love more: Elle Fanning’s excellently structured topknot or her incredible pink glittery eye makeup. All in all, it’s a huge thumbs up from us.
Karlie Kloss looked gorgeous at the CFDA Awards with her carefree messy bun and nude lipstick.
January Jones adds an edge to her messy bun with the loose section styled to the front.
Bella Hadid proves a scraped-back topknot style doesn’t have to be harsh. Follow her lead and pair the look with a soft rose-hued lipstick.
Jaime King is also a fan of the high bun, and we love the structured knotted edge she’s given to hers here.
Clemence Poesy is the ultimate in french chic. We love the laid-back messy bun she wore during Paris Fashion Week.
Proving messy buns are totally still cool, Coco Rocha worked a slicked-back style to go with her bold striped outfit.
Alicia Vikander looked simply stunning at a Golden Globes Party in LA. The actress sported pretty blushed cheeks and rosy pink lips with her sleek messy bun.
If there’s anyone who loves a good messy bun, it’s GIRLS star Zosia Mamet. Her bold brows, nude lips and large lashes look perfect with her slicked-back ‘do.
Mollie King added a little 90s twist to her messy bun at the British Fashion Awards by letting two strands of hair fall loosely by her face. We love this throwback.
Make like Gigi Hadid and show off your cheekbones by sweeping your hair into a high messy bun. Gorgeous.
A sultry crimson lip, bold brows and a unique messy bun; Rooney Mara ticks all the boxes with this edgy beauty look.
The ever-gorgeous Zendaya showed us sleek is the way to go with her large topknot bun while at the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York City.
GIRLS star Allison Williams is a fan of the sleek messy bun.
Nicole Scherzinger combined a glossy red lip with a soft high messy bun.
Lily Rose Depp sported a tiny messy bun while attending the Chanel SS16 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. She teamed her high updo with a neck-tie and colourful top.
Jessica Biel proved that the perfect way to show off your killer looks is to scrape all the hair back off your face. We love her stacked version of a classic messy bun. It’s neat but not severe and adds a certain coolness to her feminine look.
Bella Hadid, you should wear a bun more often! Rocking the look at the Tony Awards 2015, the model and Gigi Hadid’s lil sis opted for the super slicked back version and looked absolutely blooming stunning.
Model Kristine Froseth attended the 2015 amfAR New York Gala with a winning high messy bun in place. With her hair stylishly slicked back, her dewy skin is left to glow glow glow.
Fast becoming one of the best dressed of the Award Season, Julianne Moore is showing no signs of slowing. Attending the Museum of The Moving Image in New York, Moore demonstrates how the messy bun is one of the best ways to show of your (killer) cheekbones.
We love this elegantly undone take on the messy bun from Kate Hudson. The blonde beauty channeled off-duty ballerina beauty at a store opening in Miami, pairing her bun with a glowing complexion and glossy lips.
Aside from matching her eyeshadow to her dress (acid yellow shadow anyone?), Rita added even more drama to her AMAs red carpet look thanks to her statement messy bun. Her blonde tresses were piled expertly on the top of her head, adding a vibe of cool-girl sophistication to the overall aesthetic.
Rita worked a sharp and seriously high-fashion hairstyle in the form of this cool messy bun creation (which uses the length of her tresses to create a sharp fringe feature).
But wait – there’s more than one messy bun – there’s four!
We would like to crown Jessica Hart Queen Of The Messy Buns. The Victoria’s Secret model has easy-breezy New York styling down and it’s regularly topped off with a gorgeous honey-hued bun for good measure.
Perrie Edwards’ messy ballet bun/top knot hybrid with slick, tight roots is an easy-peasy hairstyle to copy for a high-impact look that requires minimum effort – yippee!
Hayden Panettiere opts for a slicked-back topknot for the red carpet to show off her fresh, dewy, picture-perfect make-up look.
Serial topknotter Jessica Hart takes the messy bun trend to new heights. Literally.
DO follow January Jones’ lead and add a slick of matte berry lippie to your messy bun for an on-trend finish. This is a great look on the Mad Men beauty.
The key to a perfect messy bun is framing the face. If you want to make sure this do isn’t too harsh, leave some tendrils loose like Kristen Wiig .
Ashlee Simpson looks cute as a button with a tidy braided topknot, smoky eyes and a muted red lip.
Diane Kruger opts for an ultra-sleek topknot with a few loose strands of blond hair to soften the look.
Audrey Tautou adds lashings of glamour to the easy-breezy messy bun trend with this voluminous raven style, finished with an on-trend berry lip.
Nicole’s super-stylish plaited topknot, complete with sweeping fringe, scores top style marks from us.
We love Vanessa’s fun and youthful approach to red carpet hair: this cutesy messy bun is bang on-trend.
Cara Delevingne steals the show at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party 2012 with a high-rise ballet bun, smoky eyes and a statement sparkling earring. Let wisps of your hair fall loose from your messy bun for a softer, feminine style.
Keeping her shaved undercut super-chic, Rihanna whips her remaining long and luscious tresses into a sleek ballet topknot with a dramatic, sweeping fringe. Perfection!
A glossy messy bun paired with picture-perfect make-up is the fast-track to red carpet glamour. Follow Kelly Osbourne’s lead.
Give your messy bun look added drama with extra height and a few loose strands. Make the look glam with a hot red lip colour and lashings of mascara like Gwen Stefani.
January Jones keeps her topknot simple, pulling out a few loose strands around her ears to soften the style.
Opt for a super-sleek high messy bun this season for an on-trend look like Jessie J’s. We love.
Why not add a few extra inches to your bun height with a towering topknot hairstyle like the gorgeous Alesha Dixon?
Lauren Conrad’s golden topknot just might be our favourite take on the messy bun trend to date: we love this simple style on the Californian girl. That red lip colour is perfection, too.
Jessica Hart pulls her long blond locks into a simple messy bun for a trip out in New York. We love this low-maintenance look.