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Karl T. Payton's Polished Messy Bun Tutorial

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Welcome to SuperSkills, a tutorial series with beauty professionals. We decided to launch this series to support the freelance beauty community during COVID-19, whose careers have completely stalled due to social distancing orders. Follow this tutorial and post a review of the finished product to this editorial for a chance to win 200 Supercoins. Everyone who participates will be given 15 coins, and Karl will pick the winner after 05/05. Good luck and have fun!

Instagram: @hsbk_

About Karl: He's worked with beauty brands including L'Oréal Hair USA, Rimmel London, and Becca Cosmetics, as well as done hair for projects on TV, films, and commercials. His work has been published in Elle Arabia, Paper Magazine, Nylon, Glassbook, and Schon, amongst others, and has worked backstage at runway shows for brands including MiuMiu, Oscar de la Renta, Maison Valentino, Isabel Marant, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte and more (that's just last season 😉). To view his entire portfolio, check out his profile on

Why he chose this look: "Because it's a great style for beginners trying to style their hair. It can be dressed up for day and down for night. You can add decorative hair pubs and clips as well—also it’s a clean look for video conference calls which is at a all time high now."

1" Silicone Protexion Flat Iron
Lemon Sage Thickening Spray
Intuition Glosser Boar Brush

Tune in to our Instagram Live with Karl T. Payton tomorrow 05/01 at 4PM EST to follow along and try the look on yourself. 😜

Don't forget to add your challenge entry below!


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