Hairstyle tutorial: the messy French girl updo

/ 07.11.2014
Try this tousled updo for an effortlessly Parisian look!
Try this tousled updo for an effortlessly Parisian look!

There's something effortless and charming about the messy bedhead hairstyle that seems to be a cornerstone of French girl style. You know, the two-days dirty tousled waves that have been perfectly styled but somehow make their wearer appear to have just woken up that way? Yeah, that's the one...

Well, if you've already managed to perfect the loose, dishevelled look- we've got another great hairstyle tutorial a la Parisienne for you to master! This one is another textured look that's easy to achieve and is sure to turn a few heads. Plus, it was a favorite of ultimate French babe Brigitte Bardot, so how could you go wrong?

Here's how to get it...

French girl style

Step one: Starting with towel-dried hair, spritz Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray throughout the lengths, focusing on the ends. Then, either blowdry your hair using the diffuser setting or allow it to air dry.

Step two: To get the slightly frizzy, windswept look, use a wide tooth comb and very gently backcomb random sections of hair all over your head. When you're done, use your hands to smooth the hair up to the top of the head and create a ponytail that is positioned just slightly to one side.

Step three: Holding the end of the ponytail, twist the hair around and then create an extra loose topknot. To channel that certain je ne sais quoi, feel free to leave the ends of the ponytail visible. Secure the topknot with bobby pins as needed.

Step four: Pull a few small strands of hair from the topknot as needed. Spray the style all over with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control hairspray to complete the look.

Et voila!

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