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The fall hairstyle you can wear anywhere: messy chignon

/ 09.04.2014
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Sometimes, it can feel like choosing a versatile hairstyle is a real challenge, mainly because it's hard to achieve a good balance between chic, practical and achievable with just one updo. And hey, we all know that this is especially, painfully true when you only have nanoseconds to get ready in the morning. (You know what you did, snooze button.)

Not to swoop in and save the day or anything, but we may have found the perfect solution in the shape of an artfully mussed chignon. Yes, it's artfully mussed therefor it's totally formal-friendly - make that boss-friendly - and can be dressed down to give you that much sought after off-duty model look.

Find out how to make it your own with the step-by-step tutorial below!

Get the look

Step one
Spray dry or damp hair all over with L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and blow-dry in large, twisted chunks. This will set the hair into loose, beachy waves.

Step two
Gather all your hair back into either a high or low ponytail, depending on where you want your chignon to sit. Then, tease a few pieces loose to frame your face. Secure with a hair tie then loosen the hair by tucking your fingertips underneath the top/sides and gently pulling upwards a tiny bit.

Step three
Spray the pony with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray then ruffle the lengths and tousle individual pieces to add more texture.

Step four
Loosely twist the pony into a knot and secure with bobby pins. Make sure the knot feels well-anchored, just take care not to crush it as you want this style to retain a tousled, carefree vibe. You can loosely braid the pony before you pin it up if you prefer.

Step five
Spray your hair all over with more LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray for added hold and to keep frizz at bay.

That's it! How will you rock a messy chignon?

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