11 Perfectly-Undone Messy Hairstyles To Try Now

Messy hairstyles for the win!  

Are you looking for messy hairstyles inspiration? Dreading the week ahead with not one hairstyle planned? Okay, just take a deep breath, because we’ve scheduled in 11 easy-peasy looks for you to try out at home, all of which will help you #beathairboredom.

These fuss-free styling ideas are not only easy to create but look incredibly stylish, too! See them all by scrolling through our gallery above or simply keep reading for all the details, plus expert tips and tricks for creating the styles.

High Bun

side view of highlighted dark brown hair in high messy bun
You can’t go wrong with a messy high bun. Credit: Instagram.com/morganhairco

Yes, it’s the day that shall not be named. But instead of resigning yourself to the Monday blues, you need to get yourself a hairdo that’ll kick off your week in the best way possible!

This everyday look needs to be on your style list when it comes to messy hairstyles. A high bun is the perfect working from home hairstyle and is sure to stay put all day long. Credit: @morganhairco

Editor’s tip: Now we’re sure you know how to master a high bun, but did you know that by spritzing your tresses with a dry shampoo (like TRESemmé Day 2 Volumising Dry Shampoo), your bun will have extra staying power? Yep, it’s true, it’s not just for saving greasy strands.

Woman with blonde '90s messy updo with tendrils at the front
Credit: Rupert Laycock

You can’t talk about messy hairstyles without mentioning this ‘90s updo! While others may argue the sleek counterpart of this hairstyle is more popular, we prefer this messy Spice Girls-inspired one.

Macaron Buns

back view of highlighted dark blonde hair in low space buns
Macaron buns have become the latest surprise hair trend. Credit: Instagram.com/kristin_ess

Macaron buns are 2020’s surprise hair trend and we couldn’t be more thankful for this dreamy, messy hairstyle if we tried. They are the French version of space buns and super sweet to look at! Credit: @kristin_ess

Pinned Ponytail

back view of blonde highlighted hair with metal hair slide holding hair in ponytail
When in doubt, add an accessory and go. Credit: Instagram.com/thebeautydept

With the help of a texturising spray and a pretty hair clip, you can create this messy hairstyle in a matter of seconds. Perfect for video calls, this #humpdaydairstyle is one fuss-free look we can’t live without! Credit: @thebeautydept

High Ponytail

Woman with dark thick hair styled into a messy ponytail
Credit: Rupert Laycock

If you want a quicker ponytail to put together, try a classic high ponytail, like this! The messy twist is what makes it extra stylish.

Editor’s tip: If you’ve got darker strands, you can count on the TRESemmé Day 2 Dry Shampoo For Brown Hair to revive your second-day tresses and not leave any white residue behind!

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Half-Up Hair

Woman with blonde messy half-up hairstyle with scrunchie
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Try your hand at some half-up, half-down hairstyles, all of which are having a major moment and have fast become the hottest hairstyle to be seen wearing.

From half-up braids to this half-up bun (AKA a hun), there is no shortage of inspirational styles to try, so why not make this your next messy hairstyle?

Textured Bun

Woman with dark hair styled into a messy low bun
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Be it a romantic night in or just a dinner video call with your friends, this is the ideal messy hairstyle for whatever is in your diary.

Space Buns

front view of auburn brown hair in space buns with loose long fringe
Fun and flirty space buns. Credit: Instagram.com/ohmygeee

Party time! Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that space buns have had a major revival since they were last worn in the ’90s – Gwen Stefani we are looking at you in particular. So embrace your inner retro kid and work the space buns trend now. Credit: @ohmygeee

Tip: Leave loose strands to fall around your face for an undone, casual finish to this messy hairstyle. Go on, do it for ‘gram!

Tousled Bun Stitch

back view of highlighted blonde hair in low bun stitch updo
Put down the knitting needles as this bun stitch is all kinds of stylish. Credit: Instgaram.com/kristin_ess

This tousled bun stitch is the ideal undone updo to keep your tresses under control, while still showing off the length of your hair. Credit: @kristin_ess

Messy Beach Waves

Woman with thick long dark hair styled into undone beachy waves
Credit: Rupert Laycock

Waves are their best when they’re slightly undone, which is why beachy waves are every a staple in every girl’s hair portfolio. If you haven’t tried them yet, now’s the perfect time to try.

Editor’s tip: With the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray, you can create natural-looking waves at home. If you’ve got fine hair, spritz your roots with this before blow drying to score some extra volume!

Loose Plaits

Woman with long, messy loose plait hairstyle
Credit: Instagram.com/shibuimelbourne

Polished plaits are pretty, but there’s something extra special about messy, relaxed braids! Whether you go for a side braid or this particular look, you’ll be convincing those around you to give messy hairstyles a chance. Credit: @shibuimelbourne

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