The messy hair trend wasn’t always stylish. Back in the day, our mothers made sure our hair was perfect, never letting us out the door with a single strand out of place. Little did they know we’d grow up to become the women that we are now, staying a few extra minutes in front of the mirror to add a couple more loose strands all over. They must be disappointed (and let’s not even get started with grandma!).
There’s something about the messy hair trend that makes it irresistibly charming, and we’re not surprised at how runways and red carpets are never short of bed-head looks season after season after season. Messy hairstyles are chic and sexy, and at the same time, they give a fresh, playful vibe.
It’s also worth mentioning that it’s the best camouflage for your unbrushed (or unwashed) hair, so if you’re running late in the morning, you can just throw your hair up in a tousled ‘do and nobody would know you’re sporting what is called the hit-snooze-button-too-many-times look.
This style actually works with anything—you just pull a few strands loose from whatever hairstyle you’re wearing, and you’re instantly 10 times chicer. But we’d still like to show you some of the messy hair looks we are totally smitten by. We have a feeling you’ll be spending the next days trying to recreate these looks.
Rock the messy hair trend with these looks
1. Messy ponytail
This one involves beautiful beachy waves, so if you want to get the look, learn how to curl your hair like this with this tutorial, then when the waves are nice and set, carelessly put it up in a high ponytail. Leave a few loose strands on the sides to frame your face and gently shake the tail of your pony.
2. Messy updo
Instead of going for a polished, fancy updo for formal occasions, why don’t you shake things up and add a bit of fun to your hair? Pull a few strands loose from your chignon but keep the right amount of elegance to your look by adorning it with an embellished headpiece.
Editor’s tip: Don’t forget to mist it with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to keep your updo up there. You want it just a bit messy, not completely undone.
3. Messy low bun
Here’s something you can wear every day, whether to school, work or days and nights out with your girls (or boy!). Just create a low bun with loose strands all over the place. It’s very chic and laidback and a breeze to style!
4. Messy fishtail side braid
This look’s got everything we want in a hairstyle: side-part, side braid, and a pretty fishtail plait! To get this look, part your hair on one side, throw the rest of the length over the other and start braiding at the nape area. Secure the end with an elastic, and ta-da! You’re done—and gorgeous!
5. Piecey downdo
Not a fan of updos? No worries, you can enjoy the trend even with your hair down. Detangle your hair with a brush, and when it’s knot-free, spray it with TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray and blow dry (without using a comb or brush) to separate the strands and give it a natural, tousled movement.
The key ingredient to any messy hairstyle is the Sea Salt Spray. Get to know this product and find out how you can nail some tousled ‘dos with it in this article.
Messy hair bun tutorial
Your friends here at All Thing Hair have tried several messy hairstyles, some unintentional, but eventually discovered its charm and beauty. We have made a post featuring a higher bun with messy hair that you can check out and try for yourself.
One of our favorite variation of a messy hairstyle is with a low bun. It’s also popular among celebrities for its chic vibe. This look is so versatile that it’s even great when you on vacation or traveling. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you pull off this look.
You can tell mom that the messy hair trend is not so bad. Or just show her this article!