The messy bun is a go-to hairstyle for most girls out there, but if you’re someone who likes to keep things sleek and stylish, you’re in luck, ‘cause we came across a beautiful and elegant hairstyle called the criss-cross that we bet you’re going to love.

While the name might make the process of creating this bun sound like a true challenge, it really isn’t. Here’s how to create the criss-cross bun in a few easy steps…

criss cross bun

Image courtesy: @efcstudios

Step 01: Gently brush your hair to get rid of knots and tangles.

Step 02: Create a centre parting and leave behind a 2-inch chunk of hair on both sides of the parting. Tie your hair in a loose ponytail at the nape of your neck.

Step 03: Tease the ponytail a little bit to create some texture and volume and then wrap it in a bun around the elastic.

Step 04: Next, tease the section on the front right side and lightly twist it. Secure this section underneath the ponytail.

Step 05: Repeat on the other side and secure it the same way.

And voila, your really quick and simple criss-cross bun hairstyle is ready!

Main image courtesy: @somahairco