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Messy hair, don't care: a casual updo for effortless glam

The iconic bun might not have a hair out of place, but today's modern women are making this hairstyle their own! The messy updo is a casual favourite, just as perfect for a relaxed night at home as it is for an informal Sunday brunch.

All about the look

Get one step closer to mastering the art of French style with this casual bun: a perfect blending of deliberately dishevelled and effortlessly elegant, this messy updo is sure to give you that certain je ne sais quoi! To achieve the look, medium-to-long hair is given added texture and then twisted up into a small bun at the back of the head, while loose wisps frame the face for even more whimsy!

Is it for you?

Messy but tame, voluminous but not over the top, the messy bun is perfectly discreet yet still put-together. You won't look out of place sporting this look on high street or on a casual date, provided you pull it off right! The chignon suits all hair types and colours, but you'd do best to avoid it if you have an oblong face as chignons only work to further elongate the visage and neck.

Artfully dishevelled

Remember: you're looking for "just-rolled-out-of-bed glamour" with an emphasis on glamour; even messy hair should appear freshly trimmed and well-nourished (the French girl's secret? Hair masks!). For tousled texture, mist a texturizing spray through the mid-lengths and ends before blow-drying, and then once the bun is in place, massage your scalp to loosen up the roots of the hair for volume.

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