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Sparkle and skin ruled the fashion at the 2012 American Music Awards, but how about the complementary hair? Stars kept their styles a little funky, somewhat soft and a lot playful to offset the uber glamorous fashions. Enter: The messy buns and updos. Let’s take a look at a few AMA presenters and performers who embraced the more casual--yet very much well executed--styles at the awards show.
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The “Once Upon a Time” star was one of very few on the red carpet sporting a braided updo, but she managed to make the wraparound style memorable with its definition along the sides and aloofness and subtle twists in the back.
Want to try a funkier wraparound braided updo? Check out this one worn by Florence Welch.
Carly Rae Jepsen
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Before letting her hair down for her performance on stage, the pop princess let her famous full fringe and face framing pieces take center stage with this messy, low-slung side bun.
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Way to set the gold standard, Elisha. Her sleek style showed off a bit of volume and polish on top and a party in the back with a slightly pulled apart and roughed up bun worn at the nape.