Take two invisible elastic bands and separate the hair into two ponytails, one above the other, in the back of your head. Once the ponytails are secured, take sections of each ponytail and, starting at the ends, roll them toward the head, pinning them in place with bobby pins. Roll the top ponytail first, then the bottom, leaving pieces closest to the middle for last. Gotta try it!
Messy Bun for Long Hair: Make a ponytail, make a 2 strand braid, loop so that both ponytail ties are together, then use bobby pins to separate and pin to the head all the way around. My child prefers messy buns "less messy" so starting with damp instead of dry hair seems to help.