Up dos have always been a big part of the evolution of hairstyles. While wearing your hair down gives of a more feminine vibe, up dos allow you to highlight your face or the neckline of the dress that you are wearing. For this season, the up do is given a more relaxed makeover by being messy and undone. This look was seen all over the runways of the different fashion weeks and is a sure win on the list of 2013 hair trends for spring.

There’s something about hair being a little “undone” that’s sexy. Sleek, straight and other well-done hairstyles can have the tendency to look uptight as opposed to a hairstyle that’s on the messy side. As we see the models walk down the catwalk for shows like Vera Wang, Donna Karan, Badgley Mischka and many more, we notice how approachable they look with their respective hairstyles.

Undone up-dos: the looks

Like any other hairstyle that has undergone an evolution, the messy up do can be done in many different ways, take this look from Vera Wang:

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Messy up-do hairstyle at Vera Wang

This take still remains very feminine, with the hair piled on top and twisted around the head. A look perfect for dressier occasions, it is beautiful and relaxed at the same time.

While Vera Wang went for a more feminine look, Donna Karan took this messy/undone look to a different level – a more futuristic level. A simple messy bun is made to look fashion forward by simply adding a unique plastic headpiece. Who says futuristic is confined to sleek and silky?

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Messy up-do hairstyle at Donna Karan

Opting for a more boyish take on this hair trend is Chloe. Their spring/summer 2013 show featured white and ruffles but the messy up-do gave of a more tomboyish vibe. Aside from giving balance to the overall styling of the show, it is a look anyone can easily replicate on their own.

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Messy up-do hairstyle at chloe

Another undone hairstyle worth noting is the one from the Badgley Mischka show. This version of the messy up do is so laid back that it makes you just want to lounge around all day: it’s a perfect look for the summer, especially when it comes to festival chic.

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Messy up-do hairstyle at Badgley Mischka

If you are looking for a more elegant and simple undone up do then the one from Bottega Veneta’s spring/summer 2013 show is the one for you. This wispy chignon hairstyle is perfect for day or night.

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Messy up-do hairstyle at Bottega Veneta

Messy up do: tutorials

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Bottega Veneta’s wispy chignon

One of the simplest to create and easiest to pull off, this messy chignon is one worth trying out. As seen on the runway at Bottega Veneta, you can learn how to create the wispy chignon at that link.

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Marni’s messy low bun

A low knot with loose strands, a messy finish, and a deep side part, this style has effortless written all over it. Get Marni’s messy bun for yourself by following that link.

Messy up dos aside from the casual gorgeousness they give out, is a good choice because they’re generally low maintenance. You don’t have to worry about a strand being out of place because it was made to look that way. That being said, it is a perfect look for the spring/summer season: you’re free to have fun and not worry about a bad hair day.

For more spring 2013 hair trends follow that link.

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