20 Messy Hairstyles Men Can Do in 5 Minutes or Less

Miriam Herst | 23 March 2019
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Just a few minutes will earn you major style street cred.

Messy hairstyles are a go-to for guys for a reason: They’re easy to create and have that effortless ‘I woke up like this’ vibe that’s so sought after. That said, we’ve created a collection of 20 messy hairstyles men can create in five minutes or less. We’ve included many different variations of messy hairstyles men can quickly and easily make their own. So there’s no question about whether or not you’ll find something that suits you. Read on:

1. Windblown Hair

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How to nail an effortless windblown style.

This messy style gives the impression that you just climbed off your motorcycle and ran your fingers through your hair. Irresistible, right?

2. Messy White Hair

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How to make this look work for white hair.

There’s no age limit when it comes to this style. Pair your messy white strands with a trimmed beard to give the look a more youthful spin.

3. The Thick Hair Solution

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Learn how to make this look work for thick hair.

The only thing better than a classic messy style is the same look created on thicker hair. The more messy hair you have, the better, right?

4. A Styled Mess

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Make it a styled mess.

Rocking a messy look doesn’t mean you can’t style your strands. Run AXE Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade through your hair to give it a little bit of shape.

AXE CLEAN CUT LOOK: CLASSIC POMADE

5. Spiked Up Front

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Keep the mess to a minimum.

Use a little bit of Suave Professionals Firm Control Sculpting Gel to spike up the front of your hair and keep the messy look to a minimum.

6. Messy Fade

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Pair it with a trendy fade.

Pair a messy style with a fade to nail two trends at once.

7. I Woke Up Like This

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This is by far the easiest variation of this style.

The ultimate ‘I woke up like this’ style, all you have to do is sleep on damp hair and run your fingers through your strands when you wake up. Easy enough, right?

8. The Messy Man Bun

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Proof that the messy bun is an androgynous style.

The women in your life are no doubt big fans of the messy bun. Get in on the love and create one of your own.

9. Loose Curls

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Brush your curls out.

Grow your curls out and wear them loose and messy for a slightly longer messy style.

10. Wet Hair

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Load up on the hair gel.

Brush your hair forward and spritz it with a flexible hold hairspray like Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray to keep it in place without making your hair hard and crunchy.

DOVE STYLE+CARE COMPRESSED FLEXIBLE HOLD HAIRSPRAY

11. Sweep it to the Side

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Streamline your messy look by sweeping it to the side.

Streamline your messy look just a bit by sweeping it over to the side.

12. Effortlessly Styled

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Learn how to effortlessly style your strands.

This style allows you to work with your natural texture rather than against it. Skip the hair products and let your hair do its thing.

13. Messy Style for Thinning Hair

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A messy style can help conceal thinning hair.

Consider this style if you’re dealing with hair loss or thinning hair. A messy style can give the illusion of thicker strands.

14. Embrace Your Cowlick

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Work with your cowlick rather than against it.

Use your cowlick to add a touch of easy volume to the front of your messy style.

15. Combed Over (In a Good Way)

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A new definition for the combover.

Comb all your strands over to one direction for the ultimate messy look.

16. All Combed Back

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Pair volume with a combed-back style.

Amp up the volume by teasing your hair at the roots and combing it back.

17. A Grungy Messy Style

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Incorporate the grunge factor.

Messy meets grunge in this trendy and edgy style.

18. Classic Bowl Cut

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Give a classic bowl cut a new spin.

Revive a classic bowl cut by embracing a messy texture and make the look more current by incorporating this messy trend.

19. Business Casual

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A business-appropriate take on a casual style.

Concerned that you won’t be able to find a messy style that’s appropriate for work? Use this clean-cut look for inspiration.

20. Modern Messy Bangs

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You can make bangs work – here’s how.

Did you think that bangs would never be on trend again? You thought wrong. Brush them to the side for a messy modern style. Of all the messy hairstyles men need to try this season, bangs are a must.