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Messy updo tutorial for long + mid-length hair

/ 12.22.2014
Messy updo
Messy updo

If you're as into the messy hairstyle trend as we are, you're in for a treat because we have a disheveled updo tutorial that anyone with medium or long hair can do. It's simple, chic, and really easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion.

To find out how to get the look, all you need to do is follow the steps below.

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with freshly washed, towel dried hair, apply Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse throughout.

Step 2
Blow-dry your hair in three sections - top, middle and nape - until it's about 90% dry. Then, using a brush to guide your hair, blow it back off your face by sweeping it backward, to complete the drying process.

Step 3
Once dried, spray your hair with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray, then ruffle with your hands to add texture. To add volume, massage the roots with your fingertips.

Step 4
Whip your hair up and pin it into a messy knot at the back. Once it's secure, use your fingers to tease some wispy pieces of hair loose in order to create a messy, windswept look.

Step 5
If you need to, you can loosen the hair on top by sliding your fingers underneath and gently lifting it up. Then, for long-lasting hold and to prevent frizz, complete your messy updo with plenty of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray. That's it!

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