The messy side ponytail is one of those rare styles that’s as chic as it is easy. We can pretty much guarantee that this super simple messy side ponytail is about to become your go-to style. It hits all the important notes of a regular style you see on your favorite Instagram bloggers: It only takes a few minutes to create, it’s appropriate for a range of occasions, and it looks like it took more effort than it actually did. Think about this messy side ponytail as the replacement for your standard messy bun. It takes the same amount of effort and time and it’s just as easy to create but it’s infinitely more impressive!
Messy Side Ponytail
Prep your hair.
Start off by prepping your hair with dry shampoo. This step is essential because it allows you to start off with hair that’s free of oil buildup and full of texture at the same time. We suggest TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo for a weightless feeling and a touch of texture.
Create your ponytail.
Use a hair tie similar to your hair color to create a low ponytail that’s placed slightly to the side.
Wrap your hair.
Grab a small one-inch section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the base of the style. Use a bobby pin to secure the strand into the ponytail. This will give your messy ponytail a touch of polish
Secure your style.
Finish off with a mist of Nexxus Styling Comb Thru Finishing Mist. This hairspray ensures a secure hold while also adding some bounce and movement to your style.
The beauty of this style is how versatile it is. You’ll find yourself wearing this messy ponytail to work, out with your friends, on a first date… the list goes on.
Whoever told you that messy can’t be chic was clearly wrong! Now you’ve mastered it, don’t forget to check out other how-tos to expand your styling repertoire.