There is nothing sexier than a just-rolled-out-of-bed hairstyle during hot summer days. And since the messier the better seems to be the right attitude for the forthcoming season, turn heads with some of the hottest tousled updo trends. Effortless yet attentively studied, a messy updo can be very glamorous indeed, creating a beautiful, elegant feel. From lighter versions as seen at Nina Ricci or Dsquared2 to utterly disheveled as spotted at Michael Kors and Proenza Schouler, messy updos are making a strong come back for summer 2011. You can too have fun and make a playful and practical down updo in no time. Just make a simple ponytail, make just a few twists and you’re ready to go.
You can rock a messy updo and leave a few waves to frame your face. Gather and loosely pull your hair back in order to obtain the pretty, stylish bun as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim. You can also create different, effective twists. For a laid-back, disheveled casual look you can make a statement by choosing a cool hair accessory that can do all the talking. Draw your inspiration from Moschino Cheap And Chic. Yes, a simple, basic updo can indeed transform your look in seconds. Play with your locks and make a rather interesting bun such as spotted at Michael Kors. Remember to add a disheveled rock-chic vibe! Or, for those who would love to try something bolder, a tousled updo with a wet aspect can do the trick (Rag & Bone, Max Azria).
Donna Karan proves that tousled hair can really look fabulous when piled into an updo. Channel your inner Hollywood diva and go for a loose, elegant updo that you can achieve by rolling your hair and pin it towards the back of your head. The slightly messy aspect will add sexiness and sweetness to your look. Before making the updo, use some salt spray in order to give texture. If you are more into the cool, yet chic style, a soft version of the already famous top-knot can be extremely hot (Antonio Berardi, Rebecca Taylor). Don’t be afraid to leave some face-framing flyaways for a natural, effortless appearance.
The best thing about the top-knot is that it can have an uber-feminine effect for both day and evening events. You just have to gather your hair onto the top of your head making a pony. Next, twist it into a bun and fix it in place using hair grips.
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