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Half-up hairstyles: the messy bun

/ 07.14.2014
Easy and practical, the half-up messy bun
Easy and practical, the half-up messy bun

Hot weather and a busy lifestyle require a hairstyle that's easy to do, no-fuss, and practical. From the beach to the boardroom, this half-up messy bun should be your go-to style this season.

Meets us Halfway

Why is the half-up hairstyle your best friend for summer? Because it's the best of both worlds. With half of your hair down, you can show off its length and color, and could even add a few waves if you felt like it. But with the front sections pulled back and away from your face, you'll feel cooler (no sweaty strands getting stuck to your forehead) and you won't be constantly tucking your hair behind you ears or flicking it back (which makes this a hands-free hairstyle.)

Get the Look

If you're after a chic, put-together style you'll need a comb. Otherwise, if you want a laid-back summer look, your fingertips will do just fine...

Step one.

Use your hands to separate the front sections of hair. Hold them up in one hand and use your fingers or a comb to brush through the hair underneath to remove any tangles.

Step two.

Use your comb or fingers to pull the front sections together and hold in place at the back of your head. If you want to copy this model's look, apply a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum to your fingers and smooth over the first 3 inches of your hairline.

Step three.

Start securing this top section with an elastic as if you were doing a ponytail, but do not pull the ponytail free at the end - just leave it tucked in the elastic to create a low key bun. Spray all over with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

Now grab some shades, and you're all set!

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