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3 Alternative hairstyles for people who can't braid

/ 11.28.2014
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  • Karlie Kloss' windswept chignon
  • Knotted updo
  • Messy bun

If braiding seems like one of those skills that you will never get your head - or your fingers - around, fear not. We have four updos for you to try, none of which requires any kind of plait whatsoever!

Windswept chignon

As seen on Karlie Kloss, this style works especially well with medium-length hair.

How to style it
Spray Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray onto dry hair. Muss it all with your hands and massage the roots with your fingertips to increase volume. Sweep your hair back, then divide it into three or four sections. Twist and pin each one to the back of your head, and finish with hairspray.

Knotted updo

If you can't do a braided bun, tying your hair in knots is the next best thing and it looks basically the same.

How to style it
Split your hair into two halves, twist each one, then knot them - once or twice depending on length - at the back. Secure with pins and finish with a veil of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Messy topknot

This classic updo boasts as much texture and romance as any braided chignon, and it's way faster to achieve.

How to style it
Again, spray your hair with BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray and dishevel the hair to start, then sweep it all into a high ponytail. Twist and pin the pony into a messy bun, then tease a few pieces loose at the front to soften the look. To further loosen the style, slide your fingers under the hair on top and gently lift it.

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