10 Messy Updos For Short Hair

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We all want to look stylish and trendy, don’t we? And when it comes to tousled or ruffled tresses, they are the new hot favorites! So whether you’re updating your current short hairstyle, or running out of ideas when it comes to styling your short hair, or even perfecting the just-got-out-of-bed hairdo, we’ve rounded up 10 messy updo hairstyles for short hair that have inspired celebrities around the globe!

Would you like to know what they are? Go ahead and read the post!

Let’s have a look at the 10 messy updos for short hair:

1. Curled Chignon:

Not all chignons need to be perfectly styled. Take a cue from Charlize Theron who gave her classic ballerina bun an extra romantic flair by wearing it loose and messy. For this perfectly imperfect curled chignon, gather your hair to one side at the nape of your neck, twist it into a loose bun, and secure it with discreet hair pins to keep it intact.

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2. Swirl:

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Michaela Paige looks confident and carefree with her daring three-tone hair styled in a quirky swirled up’do. The bold hairstyle is both sexy and stylish, perfectly suiting Paige’s edgy personality. To create your own retro ‘do, scrape your hair back at the sides, and pump the top section full of volume. Create a swirl by twisting your hair —like the shape of a cinnamon bun and secure with bobby pins. Use some strong-holding spray that will keep your hair in place.

3. Punk Quiff:

Punk Quiff
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Singer Miley Cyrus is one of those stars who has locked down a signature look: simple make-up, red lipstick, and a platinum punk quiff. For this look, all you need to do is back comb the hair and apply a strong hold hair spray as you go along, starting from the crown area toward the front. Pair this hairdo with simple make up and red lips for an extra impact.

4. Half Up Hairdo:

Half Up Hairdo
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Actress Farah Fath dazzles the crowd with her edgy up’do. To recreate Farah’s short up’do gather the top section of your hair together, tease it at the crown to form a puffy bouffant, and then secure it behind your head in a half-up hairstyle. Once you’ve styled it, set it with some light, non-greasy hairspray.

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5. Mini Fishtail:

Mini Fishtail
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Carey Mulligan is bang on trend with her small double mini fishtail braids in the front. This flipped, textured look is perfect for those who want to transform their short bob hairstyle. Use a comb to create wispy ends for an extra edge. Adorable!

6. Pixie Puff:

Pixie Puff
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Glee actress Dianna Agron looks absolutely fabulous with her playful pixie cut styled in a short up’do. This modern and youthful up’do is great for fine hair, as it creates volume and adds depth to your locks. For Dianna’s dynamic waves, work styling mousse that adds toughness and texture into your locks with your fingers, giving them definition. Use some hairspray to keep them in place all night long.

7. Faux Hawk:

Faux Hawk
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Model Eva Piglord’s faux hawk is funky and surprisingly chic. The faux hawk (fake mohawk) is a non-permanent alternative to a shaved mohawk, and it can give your look an edge. To get similar type of hairstyle use a generous amount of gel on the hands and spread it across the hair. A misting of strong holding hairspray should keep your hairstyle in place for as long as you need.

8. Voluminous Bun With Bangs:

Voluminous Bun With Bangs
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Artist Lindsey Stirling looks stunning with her locks done up in a voluminous bun and styled in a crown braid. She sports long, messy bangs that frame her face and if your hair isn’t long enough to secure in a mini bun, there is a better idea. You can tease your locks and then secure your hair with hair clips at the back of your head and treat your hair with a light, non-greasy anti-frizz spray to tame fuzz.

[ Read: Stunning Twist Hairstyles For Short Hair ]

9. Braided Updo:

Braided Updo
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Actress Jaime King’s braids are feasible regardless of the hair length. Perfect look for casual events and fancy affairs alike, the must-try messy updo for short hair is quite easy to replicate too! To score the star’s gorgeous messy textured look, style your hair with some volume boosting mousse and a light texturizing spray. Then, create little plaits in your locks starting with the back and working your way around your hairline. Layer your braids with a headband for extra impact.

10. Modern Bouffant:

 Modern Bouffant
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Actress Portia de Rossi shows us how to keep her ‘do sassy while staying elegant and classy. She sports a trendy voluminous bouffant and lots of natural texture. A good volume boosting hair styling mousse and a texturizing spray will do the trick. Work the mousse into your locks, blow-dry your hair vigorously, and then use the texturizing spray to enhance your natural fuzz and to get that messy effect.

Try out any of these quick messy updos for short hair today and become the star attraction amongst your peers! And let us know your experiences by commenting in the box below!

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