10 Messy Updos For Long Hair

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Are you obsessed with the messy updo but not sure how to style your long locks? And are you searching for a solution? Then you have arrived at the right place! We’ve found the ten easy messy updos for long hair to help you out! Whether it’s a delicate braided up’do, a chic chignon, or a pretty topknot bun, you’re sure to find your perfect long hair tousled-chic up’do right here!

Read on to know the secret to looking artfully disheveled!

Messy Updos For Long Hair – Top 10:

1. Half Updo:

The half up half down hairstyles are quick to make, and equally perfect for a day-out or even for a wedding. For hair with lots of body, try volumizing products, and a round brush for extra bounce like the Tomb Raider actress, Angelina Jolie did. We love her bombshell look, complete with a tumble of waves and lots of volume.

2. Undone Updo:

Undone Updo
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Leighton Meester looks strikingly beautiful with her long, luscious locks in a casual braided up’do. She sports a messy and glossy hair that has been twisted and pinned to one side, and we love the delicate flyaway hairs that frame her face. Recreate Leighton’s simple up’do by teasing your hair at the crown before backcombing it a little, and then secure your “bubble” of hair with a discreet hair pin. Easy!

[ Read: Simple Braided Hairstyles for Long Hair ]

3. Messy Milkmaid:

Messy Milkmaid
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Actress Jennifer Lawrence is a picture of perfection with her milkmaid updo. We love the fresh “undone” look of this hairstyle, which isn’t too overdone. To duplicate this ‘do divide hair equally at the back, and braid each section separately. Pull the two sections forward above the ear and across the crown, and secure to form a halo. When you’re finished braiding, wrapping and pinning, mist with a little hairspray.

4. Messy Updo With Side Swept Bangs:

Messy Updo With Side Swept Bangs
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Here is an elegant messy updo for long hair with side swept bangs from Jessica Alba! She piles her hair high for this sexy, gravity-defying updo. The actress pairs these two bold elements for a striking final look, and we love that she has left flyaway hairs to frame her face. A perfect retro-inspired look! If you have super-long hair and you want to wear it in a bun, make sure that it’s well secured with hidden hair ties and pins to keep it from flopping.

5. Chaotic Topknot:

Chaotic Topknot
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We’re always drawn to Julianne Hough’s stylish and sophisticated looks. The topknot is a great hairstyle for brunch with your ladies or a night out, as it’s simple, and yet glamorous. While nobody else can rock a top knot quite like she can, we’re not averse to trying! To begin, smooth the hair, pull the tresses up into a high ponytail and secure with hair elastic. Wrap the ponytail under and pin into place. The goal is not to be perfect when creating this chic style.

[ Read: Lovely Bun Hairstyles For Long Hair ]

6. Messy Updo With A Headband:

Messy Updo With A Headband
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Charlize Theron looks effortlessly beautiful with her unstructured, delicate, super-romantic up’do. The actress keeps her look fresh and simple with dewy skin, and soft makeup. For extra impact, she has used a pretty and feminine headband to glam up a loose chignon.

7. Loose Low Bun:

Loose Low Bun
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Songstress Carrie Underwood’s casual updo features tresses that are loosely twisted into a low hanging bun. She sports long, sweeping side bangs that frame her face, and pretty gold earrings that draw attention to her neckline. Great for oval, square, round and oblong face shapes, the updo creates a fun, and yet an elegant look.

[ Read: Messy Bun Hairstyles ]

8. Messy Updo:

Messy Updo
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Singer-songwriter Rihanna Fenty looks fabulous with her curly, black hair in a playful up’do. For a roughed-up, and yet an elegant look, make sure to add waves to a curling iron prior to starting the braid. Don’t sweat the loose strands as they all add to the rock chic style.

9. Loose Side Bun:

 Loose Side Bun
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Actress and Singer, Zooey Deschanel added a little oomph to her classic side-bun by wearing the style with volume and soft messy bangs. To recreate her look, backcomb hair through the crown and the back of the head. Section out bangs, and pull your strands into a side-slung bun. To finish the look, mist it with hairspray.

10. Messy Braided Updo:

Messy Braided Updo
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Dianna Agron looks elegant and feminine with her intricately braided messy up’do. For an extra tousled updo like Dianna Agron’s, be sure to give your hair a blast of texturizing spray before starting the braid. Once you’ve tied off the style, go back and pull out each section to add body. Overall, a stunning long up’do for a night out or a special occasion.

Try out these effortless, sweet-yet-sexy messy updo hairstyles for long hair today! Also, let us know how you liked this post. There is a comment box below!

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