Is this 1-step messy bun TikTok hack for real?

It’s too good to be true

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / August 19 2021

In case you weren’t in the loop, over here at BEAUTYcrew headquarters we absolutely froth on a juicy TikTok hack. 

And who wouldn’t, when the platform has brought us gems such as this eyeshadow blending hack, tips on how to make our foundation look filtered IRL, and even a TikToker’s 4-step cure for acne?

So, as you can only imagine, when we saw TikToker @quintymirjam whip her hair into a perfect messy bun in a mere matter of seconds (and in a single step no less), we were on the edge of our seats. 

Seriously, we were stressed out and we had many questions: How did she do that so fast? Is this magic? 

Regardless, we were mystified and hypnotised by the yogic ability and subsequent pretzel impression executed by the content creator as she whipped her tresses into the best goddamn messy bun we’ve ever seen:

Now, admittedly, Quinty Mirjam mocks her audiences ineptitude at styling their own hair with the following baiting caption accompanying her video: “MESSY BUN TUTORIAL! | slow enough now?”.

And honestly, her jest at our inability to keep up with her is warranted, because even though she’s slowed the whole hair styling process down dramatically, we still have no idea what we’re doing. 

So, let’s take it slow, stretching out what should be a simple one-step process into five...

This is how to do a messy bun for dummies:

1/ Pull your hair into a ponytail on the top of your head

2/ Slip a hair tie onto the ponytail using the hand that’s not holding the ponytail

3/ Twist the hair tie and grab the mid-section of the ponytail (the hair should make a U-shape)

4/ Flip and twist the end of the ponytail until it shapes into a donut on the top of your head and secure with the hair tie

5/ Pull the ends of your hair to the back of the head – et voilà messy bun!

Now please excuse us while we spend the next few hours trying to get this down… 

Our hairstyling skills may be embarrassing but nothing beats the ‘Gorilla Glue Girl’ incident. 

Main image credit: @dualipa

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).