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3 Messy updos to try this weekend: casual chic the easy way

/ 12.05.2014
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  • Messy side topknot
  • The perfect lazy girl updo
  • Messy scrunchie bun

There's no better time than the weekend to try a casual, messy hairstyle, or two... or even three! Below, you'll find easy instructions to help you recreate the styles in the gallery above.

Off-center topknot

This disheveled style is just a basic topknot with a smooth texture and an off-center positioning. To get the look, apply Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream and blow-dry, using a paddle brush to guide the hair straight. Once dried, sweep your locks up into a high pony on one side, then twist and pin the lengths into a knot.

For added shine and flyaway control, complete the look with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray.

Messy chignon cheat

This simple style couldn't be easier. Blow-dry the hair as above, then tie it into a low knot with a hair elastic. Gently pull the knot out until there's some slack, lift it, then pin it to the back of your head so it looks like a disheveled chignon.

Tease a few strands loose to frame your face and soften the look, then finish with a veil of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Scrunchie bun

Like so many nineties staples, the scrunchie is making a comeback, so why not use one to keep a big, messy bun in place? To get a perfectly tousled texture, mist your hair with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray, then blow-dry it in large twisted sections.

Once dried, run a wide-tooth comb through your hair to break up the twists, then sweep it up into a bun and secure with a scrunchie.

Which messy hairstyle will you try this weekend?

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