Hot Hair: Messy Updo's

When it comes to evening hair, you can be fancy without being fussy. Sometimes a messy, effortlessly thrown-together updo is far cuter than a structured, super-serious coif. From Gabrielle Union to Kimberly Elise, her are our favorite celebs with tousled, mussed-on-purpose upsweeps.
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 20, 2010

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When it comes to evening hair, you can be fancy without being fussy. Sometimes a messy, effortlessly thrown-together updo is far cuter than a structured, super-serious coif. From Gabrielle Union to Kimberly Elise, her are our favorite celebs with tousled, mussed-on-purpose upsweeps.

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Letoya Luckett hits the red carpet wearing a softly tousled side-bun with swooping bangs.

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At the ESSENCE Women of the Year luncheon, Jada Pinkett Smith turned heads with her rumpled, curly upsweep and braided accent. Gorgeous!

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For a sophisticated-but-not-too-serious look, Kerry Washington tucked the back of her hair underneath, secured with pins, and left out a section of face-framing tendrils. Stunning!

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Keke Palmer went for an easy, breezy moment with this 60-style bouffant updo. We love the delicate tendrils framing her face.

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RHOA” star Sheree Whitfield painted the town red in this pin-curled updo. The deep side part adds drama to the glamorous style.

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For a casual chic look, Garcelle Beauvais swept her curls into an unstructured bun, letting a few waves escape in the front. So sexy, without trying too hard!

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Kimberly Elise turned heads at a recent awards ceremony with her haphazardly curled up-do. We love the crimped tendril swooping across her forehead.

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