Long hair tutorial: messy chignon updo

/ 01.13.2015
Messy chignon updo
Messy chignon updo

Messy updos are versatile, pretty and they look good on everyone. If you're looking for a simple hairstyle that will go with everything and won't require much styling, look no further! You can recreate the artfully mussed style opposite with long or medium-length hair by following the easy tutorial below.

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with freshly washed, damp hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoothing Spray throughout.

Step 2
Rough dry your hair with a blow-dryer, using your hands to guide it straight-ish. The end result of should be a subtly textured hairstyle, so don't worry if your strands aren't perfectly straight once they're dried.

Step 3
Finger-comb your hair then rake it all back off your face. Tie it into a ponytail near the nape of your neck, then twist and pin the lengths to the back of your head in order to form a messy chignon. Leave the lengths to hang loose over the top.

Step 4
If necessary, use your hands to loosen the hair on the top and sides of your head by sliding your fingers underneath and gently lifting them.

Step 5
Finish with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray for long-lasting hold and to keep flyaways at bay. That's it!

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