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How to Create a Messy Updo Like Maria Sharapova

Second-Day Hairstyles: The Mussed-Up Updo

When you haven't shampooed your hair in a day and it refuses to do anything but fall flat, pumping a little volume into it may seem more impossible than scoring a date with Ryan Gosling. But a chic style with a decent amount of body isn't too hard to come by. Take your cues from Maria Sharapova and Cody Horn, both of who wore messy-chic, swept-back updos to this year's ESPY awards. Second-day hair is actually practical when it comes to creating this hairstyle because your hair grips better, allowing your mussed-up look to stay put. Want to know how to nail this windswept look? Just keep reading.

Start by sectioning your hair in half. Using your fingers, guide a part from ear to ear that hits its high point at the crown of your head. Pull the bottom half of your hair back to keep it out of the way, then go to town on the top section. Tease your roots to your heart's content and then mist with a texturizing spray; we like Redken Quick Tease 15 Backcombing Finishing Spray ($18 at salons), a product specifically for teased styles. Once your hair is thoroughly rumpled, mesh the top and bottom layers together and smooth your hair back. You can either pull it into a bun or a ponytail — whichever you prefer. Finish with one more spritz of hair spray and you've got a second-day style that's fit for the red carpet. You know, in case Mr. Gosling ever needs a date.

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Grace-Wilcox Grace-Wilcox 5 years
Great idea! I often don't know what to do with second day hair, but I'll try this out for sure.
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