TikTok Sensation Delaney Childs Shares Her Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Messy Bun

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When Delaney Childs, known for her impeccable fashion sense and vibrant personality, posted a TikTok showcasing her signature messy bun (the single video currently has more than 6.4 million views) she had no idea it would take the internet by storm. Now famously dubbed the “Delaney Childs Messy Bun,” this effortlessly chic hairstyle has become a go-to look for millions. We chatted with Delaney to talk about her viral sensation, her top tips for achieving the perfect messy bun, and how she’s prepping for her wedding day.

On Going Viral

“Was going viral surprising? Yes!” she shares. “Obviously, messy buns have been around forever, and it’s truly such a loved hairstyle. It was so cool to see people recreating the exact method I like to use to create mine. It looks absolutely fabulous on everyone!”

Products She Loves for the Perfect Messy Bun

When it comes to achieving her iconic bun, Delaney swears by a couple of key products. “I love adding a volumizing powder or dry shampoo. The Uberliss Powder Bliss Dry Shampoo ($25) is great for this. I also love a light hold hairspray like the Eva NYC Shapeshifter ($16) for this look as well,” she recommended. These products not only help in creating the bun but also ensure it stays in place all day long.

On Elevating the Messy Bun

Delaney believes that the messy bun isn’t just for casual days. With a few tweaks, it can be transformed into an elegant updo suitable for any occasion. “I love adding curls or lots of bouncy volume to really dress up the messy bun. Tying in some accessories is also a great way to achieve a more dressed-up look. Clips and pins, ribbon, glitter—anything like that!”

Hair-Health Secrets

Healthy hair is the foundation of any great hairstyle, and Delaney is meticulous about her hair-care routine. “I’ve been taking the JS Health Hair + Energy Vitamins ($28) for years and I swear by them. They have helped immensely with both growth and hair health. I also try to do a mask at least a few times a month. A few of my personal favorites are the Eva NYC Therapy Session Mask ($19), Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair ($39), and the Cecred Reconstructing Treatment Mask ($42).”

Prepping for the Big Day

With her wedding on the horizon, Delaney has been focusing on skin prep and treatments to ensure she looks her best. “I’ve been getting Hydrafacials every 4-6 weeks for the past couple of months. I’ve also been loving daily peels at home using the Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads ($92). I even did 3 sessions of a skin resurfacing treatment called Matrix on my jawline the months leading up to the wedding,” she detailed.

Wedding Hair Plans

As for her wedding day, Delaney is keeping her fans on their toes with a promise of variety in her bridal looks. “I am excited to have a few different looks throughout the weekend. Variety is my love language! There will definitely be some variation of a messy bun at some point!” she teased.

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