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3 Easy updos for when your alarm didn't go off!

/ 09.29.2014
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  • Deconstructed side braid
  • Knot, pin, spray, run!
  • Recreate Karlie Kloss' chic updo

You wake up, you yawn, you stretch your way into the day... then you realize your alarm didn't go off and you should have got up, like, yesterday! So, what do you do with your hair? Easy, throw it all up, run out the door and don't look back.

We've got three simple updos that will keep your mane up and under control when you barely have time to brush it, never mind wash it.

1/ Side braid

Any braided look is a great way to deal with unwashed, disheveled hair in a rush, and a side braid is one of the easiest. It's also the fastest.

Part your hair deep on one side, flip it all over the other shoulder, then loosely braid all the way down. Pull the plait apart for a deliberately deconstructed look, then finish with L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Top tip - This look can be teamed with headbands and scarves if you need to cover your roots.

2/ Chic chignon

A low knot is simple, pretty and very chic. It'll also make you look way more pulled-together than you feel!

Sweep your hair back off your face, split it into two halves, then tie it in a knot at the nape of your neck. Tie it again, tuck the ends in and pin. Finish with a mist of Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray for a glossy, flyaway-free look.

3/ Beautiful bun

A bun or topknot is another great option when you're running late.

Spray the roots on top with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray then backcomb from behind to build volume. Gently smooth the hair back over, then twist and pin into a high bun. Re-spray all over to finish.

Top tip - Dress it up with a bold matte lipstick.

What do you think? Which cute quick fix will save your morning beauty routine?

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