The messy hair trend: 5 Ways to slay with a bedhead look

Mitch | 25 April 2018
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Messy hair, don’t care!

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 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.

messy hair updo

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 head piece.

TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

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 everyday, whether to school or 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!

messy hair trend: loose fishtail braid
The messy fishtail side braid

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 brading 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.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

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.

You can tell mom messy hairstyles are not so bad. Or just show her this article!

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