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Perfectly Imperfect: 9 Low-Maintenance Undone Hairstyles

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Perfectly Imperfect: 9 Low-Maintenance Undone Hairstyles Perfectly Imperfect: 9 Low-Maintenance Undone Hairstyles Perfectly Imperfect: 9 Low-Maintenance Undone Hairstyles

Nobody’s perfect: Pop princesses have told us that for years, and we’re finally listening. So, instead of slaving over styling your strands, go ahead and embrace a little imperfection! Yes, you can confidently rock a messy mane, as undone looks are totally on trend these days. The best part: Unfinished styles are virtually no-fail. Think you messed up? No way—you’ve just made your locks a little less perfect. And yes, that’s a good thing! Join in on putting an end to perfection with these simple undone hairstyles.

Undone Hairstyle #1: Unfussy Fishtail

Step up to the plate—er, plait. Put your hair into a fishtail braid—without all the fuss—and there’s no chance you’ll be left to fish for compliments.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo

Hair elastics

Scissors

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Use dry shampoo. Spray the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo directly onto roots to help refresh your hair.

Step 2: Create a ponytail. Gather your hair to one side, pulling it in front of your shoulder. Secure with an elastic, placed near the bottom of your ear. Once you’ve mastered braiding, you can ditch the hair tie. Until then, it’ll serve as a helpful tool for managing your braid as you go.

Step 3: Separate into sections. Take your ponytail and divide the hair into two sections.

Step 4: Add hair from one section to the other. Move a small piece of hair from the outside of one section, crossing it over to the inside of the other.

Step 5: Repeat! You know the deal! Repeat Step 3, alternating sections, until you’ve braided the length of your hair.

Step 6: Secure with an elastic. Tie off your plait with a small elastic that matches your hair color (clear works, too!), leaving about an inch or two of hair below the holder.

Step 7: Cut. OK, this isn’t as scary as it sounds! Just snip the elastic you used in Step 2 and no one will be the wiser about that little trick.

Step 8: Pull apart. Gently tug at your braid, loosening the sections for an undone look.

Undone Hairstyle #2: Messy Top Knot

If you wanna be on top, try a messy top knot. Pile your hair high on your head for a sky-scraping style.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray

Hair elastic

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Create a pretend pony. Pull all of your hair to the top of your head, as if creating a high ponytail.

Step 2: Form a bun. Still holding your hair in a ponytail, begin swirling your strands. Once completely twisted, wrap the ends around the base to make your bun shape.

Step 3: Secure with an elastic. Wrap a ponytail holder around the bun to hold it in place. Since we’re encouraging messiness, there’s no need to hold down stray pieces with bobby pins.

Step 4: Use hairspray. Spritz on the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray.

Undone Hairstyle #3: Loose Waves

Let’s be real: Is there any occasion that soft waves don’t work for? We think not! For imperfect waves, curl your hair in a ponytail before letting loose.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray

Hair elastic

Curling iron

Hair brush

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Use wave spray. Spray towel-dried hair with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray and air dry.

Step 2: Create a ponytail. Pull hair into a high ponytail.

Step 3: Curl hair. Use a curling iron on your hair, while it’s in the ponytail. You should be able to completely curl your hair in just a few pieces to cut down on curling time.

Step 4: Brush out. After removing the elastic and letting your locks down, brush through them to loosen and separate your waves.

Undone Hairstyle #4: Ponytail

Your ponytail is no one trick pony. Just mess it up for a totally transformed look.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist

Teasing comb

Hair elastic

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Use a texturizing spray. Coat damp hair with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Air-Blown Texture Mist.

Step 2: Tease at the roots. With your comb, tease your hair for added volume.

Step 3: Create a ponytail. Put hair into a low ponytail, securing with an elastic.

Step 4: Pull out pieces of hair. Take pieces of hair out of the ponytail to frame your face and add to your unfinished aesthetic.

Undone Hairstyle #5: Messy Low Bun

There’s nothing ballerina-esque about this messy bun.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold Volume

Hair elastic

Bobby pins

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Create a ponytail. Pull hair into a ponytail at the base of your neck and tie off using an elastic.

Step 2: Form a bun. Wrap the end of your ponytail around the base, twisting until it’s a bun.

Step 3: Secure with bobby pins. Insert bobby pins, spaced evenly, around the bun to hold in place. Don’t pin down every stray strand—just enough to keep the bun on your head!

Step 4: Use hairspray. Finish with a volumizing hairspray, like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold Volume.

Undone Hairstyle #6: Straight with Texture

If you’re married to keeping your strands straight but still want to try undone tresses, add texture.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo

L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner

L’Oréal Paris SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray

Wave spray

Blow-dryer

Hair straightener

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Cleanse and condition. Use the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner.

Step 2: Use heat protectant. Spray on the L’Oréal Paris SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray.

Step 3: Blow-dry hair. Blast your hair with a blow-dryer until completely dry.

Step 4: Straighten hair. Using your straightener, go over all of your hair. Don’t bother to separate hair into sections, as it’s okay if every single piece isn’t entirely straight. It will only add to your undone style. So convenient, right?

Step 5: Use wave spray. Finish by spritzing hair with a wave spray. Twist your tresses after applying to add a touch of texture.

Undone Hairstyle #7: Double Knot

We’re tying the knot. Twice. No bows or braids, just your basic knot—times two.

What you’ll need:

Hair serum

Comb

Bobby pins

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Comb hair into two sections. Create a middle part with your comb and separate hair into a section of either side of your head.

Step 2: Knot together. Just as you would tie a basic knot in your shoe laces, do the same with the two sections. Don’t forget to pull tight!

Step 3: Knot again. With the ends of the knot you just created, tie another knot, pulling tight once more.

Step 4: Secure with bobby pins. No elastics necessary! Just hide a few bobby pins in the knots to stop them from falling out. While you could also tuck and pin the loose ends of your knots, leaving them out will add to your undone look.

Undone Hairstyle #8: Twisted Bangs

Literally put a twist on your tresses. We’re serious: Twist your bangs for this unfinished style.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse

L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold

Comb

Bobby pins

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Use mousse. Create body by using mousse on damp hair, scrunching as you work the product in. Try the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse.

Step 2: Create a deep side part. With your comb, part your hair on your preferred side.

Step 3: Twist your bangs. Divide your fringe into two chunks (if you’re totally bang-less, use the front section of your hair). Twist the two pieces together, twice. Before twisting again, add a small piece of hair to one section. Repeat, twisting two times and then adding a small piece of hair until the twist reaches to the back of your ear.

Step 4: Secure with bobby pins. Use pins to hold the twist, hiding them in your hair.

Step 5: Use hairspray. Spritz on the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold to finish.

Undone Hairstyle #9: Side Pony

What’s more perfect than an imperfect pony? Just pull it to the side and muss it up.

What you’ll need:

L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Shampoo

L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Conditioner

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Undone Style Cream

Hair elastic

Get the look by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Cleanse and condition. Use the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Conditioner.

Step 2: Use styling cream. Work the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Undone Style Cream through your clean, damp hair to help add shape, softness and shine. Let hair air dry before moving on.

Step 3: Create a ponytail. Pull hair into a loose, low pony on the side of your head.