Goody's Spin Pins are fun hair accessories worth trying if you want to create a messy bun. To achieve a more casual and less ballerina-like look, these actually work best with wavy or curly hair. I pulled mine into a ponytail first, twisted it into a bun and slid the small, corkscrew-shaped pins into my hair. The pins, part of the Simple Styles line, claim to do "the work of 20 bobby pins for the perfect 'undone' bun." The pins come in both blond and brunette hues and sell for around $6 at Target, Wal-Mart and most drugstores.

--Dana Wilson