• Pair a thrown up messy bun with a structured top to make it more office (or date) appropriate. Pinned by fabulousandglamour.tumblr.com via wheretoget.it  
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  • Keep a sock bun from looking too ballerina-esque by pulling loose strands out below the ear and at the nape of the neck. Pinned via tumblr.com
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  • Dress up a simple knot by twisting a section of hair at the hairline. So much faster than braiding. Pinned by flickr.com
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  • With a structured style like this, texture on top and within the bun makes it less fussy and more wearable. Add texture with a light-hold hairspray or texturizing spray. Pinned by allure.com
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  • This thrown-up bun is perfect for pulling hair up when wet. Pin haphazardly throughout. Pinned via indulgy.com
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  • A headband or hair wrap adds structure to a disheveled topknot. Pinned by etsy.com
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  • This one looks much harder than it is. French braid down both hairlines, knotting both braids together into a center bun. Pinned via Lynnbm.co.uk
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  • The perfect mix of messy and sleek. Use a pomade or light gel to pull the hair straight back into a high ponytail. Next wrap the hair flat around the elastic. Add texture with a rough hairspray. Pinned by idthrowglitterintheair.tumblr.com
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  • Add ribbon to a topknot. First pull the hair into a high ponytail. Then wrap a ribbon along the elastic, letting it show as you twist the hair around. Pinned by hairromance.com
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  • This one's a bit more on the done side, but has loose pieces in front to soften the look. Braid the hair into two braids at the nape of the neck, twist each, and pin. Pinned by ruffledblog.com
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