A Fistful of Buns.
Thought they were for longer tresses? This video proves that preconception isn't correct, it'll show effective ways to produce buns for shorter hair, if you have long hair, this will work too. There's a limit to quite how short you can go and still be able to get your locks in a bunch, this is covered with the use of extensions. There are three terrific and amazing designs. Hope you like them.
First, a classic messy bun is the aim, usually, whenever you attempt a messy bun, you have wispy bits coming out the back due to their length. A useful tip; start from the middle of your ear and draw a line back, the line doesn't need to be perfect. Now take the hair from the top and make a messy bun as per your preference. Now pull more out to give rougher look. The remainder at the back, braid upwards and pull and tuck near the bun, a fancy clip can cover dead ends.
Messy Braided Buns.
If your hair isn't long enough, try extensions that match your texture and color. You need enough to give the required extra length, you don't even need to blend them. Divide in half and build a simple braid each side, now start wrapping the braid backward and pin it. Repeat on the other side.
The third is an easier version of the braided messy chignon because there's no braid, only twists. Divide into halves again. Take one part and start twisting, you'll notice that it'll start curling, once it does wrap the remaining part and tie with an elastic band. Repeat the other side.