There are several ways to make a Messy Bun but my daughter has pretty long hair so this is the best one for us. We start by making a side ponytail but making sure that we only pull the hair half way through the elastic. I "smoosh" that bunch of hair together and then bind the "smoosh" with another elastic. (Don't you love my technical terms!) At this point you can just leave it or pull bits of hair out to give it a more ratted look. This is also a great hairstyle for a hat. It's a fast style that gives a nice casual look.