Messy updo tutorial for medium and short hair

/ 01.16.2015
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  • Messy updo for short and medium-length hair

If you have short or medium-length hair, we have just the updo hairstyle for you to try: a messy, tousled chignon. It's surprisingly easy to replicate and is a great way to deal with unwashed hair.

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with dry hair, use a brush to detangle before you begin styling, then part your hair on one side.

Step 2
Spray Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray throughout. Use your fingers to work the spray into your hair and massage the roots to add lift.

Step 3
Gently tease your hair with a fine-tooth comb to create more volume throughout, adding more High Lift Creation Spray as you go for long-lasting hold. If you have especially thick hair, you may want to skip this step.

Step 4
Section off a piece of hair at the front, near your hairline before putting the rest of your hair up.

Step 5
Loosely twist and pin your hair to the crown of your head to create a messy chignon. Pin the hair you sectioned off at the front back toward the chignon.

Step 6
Complete your new messy updo with a generous amount of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to seal it against the elements and keep unwanted flyaways under control.

This hairstyle is the perfect accompaniment to causal makeup, it can be dressed up for a sultry night out look. How will you wear it?

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