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Long hairstyle tutorial: messy braided bun

/ 01.29.2015
Messy braided bun updo
Messy braided bun updo

Textured chignons are definitely some of our favorite updos, just like this messy, braided bun from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. It's a simple hairstyle, but it's one that will take you everywhere from a job interview to a wedding and everywhere in between.

To find out how to recreate this updo on your own hair, just follow the tutorial below.

How to style it

Step 1
If you don't have time to wash your hair, use Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Blow Out LongWear Spray to refresh your mane. The dry shampoo will revive your hair and give it some added lift before you even start styling.

Step 2
Brush all of your hair back off your face, then spray it liberally with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray.

Step 3
Muss the hair on top to dishevel it and add volume throughout.

Step 4
To create more height on top, spray the roots again with High Lift Creation Spray and massage them with your fingertips. If necessary, use a fine-tooth comb to gently tease the hair at the root for more lift.

Step 5
Loosely sweep the hair back into a loose ponytail and tie it. Then, braid the pony all the way down, wind it into a bun and secure with bobby pins.

Step 6
To loosen the hair on top, slide your fingers under the hair and slowly lift it. You don't need to lift your fingers very high, only half an inch or so.

Step 7
Complete the look with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to keep frizz at bay and give your style long-lasting hold.

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