Short messy hairstyles perfect for the weekend

Messy short hairstyles are a girls best friend!  

Now, let us start by saying, that not only is short hair chic, but it’s also super manageable. Which is why we think it makes the ideal length for anyone who hates spending hours styling their manes, especially when there are people to see and things to do! So, to make the most out of your crop (and your weekend), simply opt for one of our short messy hairstyles – trust us, they’re effortless to achieve, and look perfectly undone.

From messy ponytails and wild pixie crops, to Rock ‘n’ Roll textured bobs, we’ve got your weekend hair covered with our edit of the best messy hairdos around. So, want to know how to create these fun, stylish looks? Then keep on reading to find out!

4 Short messy hairstyles for the weekend


messy short hairstyles are a cinch with this undone ponytail
Try the easy-peasy messy pony for your weekend ‘do. Credit:

The wild pony

This laid-back look is perfect for everything from binge watching Netflix to a casual brunch with friends, and can be done on any hair type, from afro to straight. But personally, we think that it looks especially fabulous when worn slightly curled or wavy, as this really adds to its undone appeal!

To create this short messy hair style, simply tie your mane back into a high ponytail, and pull a few wispy tendrils of hair free from the front to help frame your face. To pump up this look, simply spritz the Toni&Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray onto the end of your ponytail, before lightly teasing it with a comb, to add texture and volume! Credit: @elizabethwheeland

girl with blonde pixie cut works short messy hairstyles like a pro
Nothing says party-ready like a wild pixie crop. Credit:

The wild pixie crop

Pixie cut lovers, you’re in for a treat! Although this edgy weekend-worthy crop is messy, it’s still super stylish and chic. To achieve this lived-in ‘do at home, ensure that your pixie is cut shorter on the sides, while the top and fringe are kept longer.

To style your hair every morning, all you’ll need to do is apply a small amount of the TIGI S-Factor Creamy Molding Wax to your hands, before messing up the top of your hair by running your fingers through it, twisting as you go. Psst: To ooze Ruby Rose Rock ‘n’ Roll vibes, throw on a stylish pair of sunnies. Credit: @princessstiefel

girl with purple hair gives her messy short hair look a old colour boost
Give your textured bob a colour bold boost. Credit:

The textured bob

The perfect ‘do for a night out on the town or for a weekend BBQ, a textured bob is set to be the short hair look for 2017. To create this style, lightly curl your hair in different directions to create the illusion of movement and mess. And remember: don’t hold the curling tongs on your hair for too long, otherwise your locks will look too defined.

Once you’ve curled all of your hair, tip your head upside down and gently run your fingers through the waves to separate them for a more lived-in finish. To complete your ‘do, set it in place with some Toni&Guy Casual Flexible Hold Hairspray, to ensure it has hold and natural-looking movement. Credit: @hairgod_zito

short messy hair is uber chic with this low bun
The laid-back low bun makes an easy yet refined style for the weekend. Credit:

The laid-back, low bun

Messy short hair looks aren’t always about wild mane, don’t you know? They can also have a hint of refinement about them, too! Perfect for those of you with shoulder-grazing bobs or lobs, the laid-back, low bun looks exactly as it sounds: laid-back. Credit: @happilygrey

To rock this look, all you have to do is gather your hair into a low side ponytail to start. Then, using the tail of your pony, create a messy bun by folding it in half and messing it up, securing it with a hairband. To finish, pull out a few loose strands around your face, and loosen the hair on top of your head by gently tugging at a few sections. Welcome to your effortless-looking, messy bun!


Always leaving your night out hairdo to the very last minute? Don’t worry, because you’ll never have to keep your friends waiting again with these stunning hairstyles you can create in less that 5 minutes (yes, seriously!).

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