10 Messy Hair Trends for Women in 2020

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 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 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. So, we’d still like to show you some of the messy hair looks we are totally smitten with. We have a feeling you’ll be spending the next few days trying to recreate these looks.


Rock the Messy Hair Trend With These Looks


1. Messy High Ponytail

woman with long hair in a messy ponytail hairstyle
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This one involves beautiful beachy waves, so if you want to get the look, curl your hair to create the waves you want, then when the waves are nice and set, throw it up into a high ponytail. Leave a few loose strands on the sides to frame your face and gently shake the tail of your pony.


2. Messy Updo

woman with topknot hairstyle
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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 sleek ballet bun but only a few, you want to keep the right amount of elegance to your look.

Don’t forget to mist it with VO5 Extra Hold Hairspray to keep your updo in place. You want it just a bit messy, not completely undone.


3. Low Messy Bun

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Here’s something you can wear every day, whether to lectures, 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 total breeze to style!


4. Messy Fishtail Braid

woman with messy fishtail braid hairstyle
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We absolutely adore 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 braiding at the nape area. Secure the end with an elastic, and ta-da! You’re done – and gorgeous!


5. Piecey Down ‘Do

woman with messy updo hairstyle
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Not a fan of updos? No worries, you can enjoy the trend even with your hair down. Add some curls and waves for body, texture and a more tousled look.

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Achieve any messy hairstyle with the help of TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. It adds body and texture to your tousled ‘do to make it messy-chic.


6. Messy Curls

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Messy curls work as a great hairstyle for parties, and even office events. It’s got a fun, and even chic vibe that’s ultra-cool.


7. Messy Textured Pixie

woman with short curly pixie cut hairstyle
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Don’t we just love this messy curly pixie hairstyle? It’s definitely one of the messy hair trends that’s really popular and has everyone going ga-ga over it. This hair can be worn anywhere, any day, and looks especially gorgeous if you keep the front part of your hair a little longer.


8. Messy Half Updo

woman with half-up hairstyle
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Go for this messy half updo when you want a messy shoulder-length hairstyle. It can look casual or formal, depending on how much hair you leave loose.


9. Messy Top Knot

woman with messy topknot hairstyle
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Whenever you have a long and busy day ahead, this messy hair style saves the day. You don’t even need a hairbrush to achieve this style. Just finger-comb your hair and put it up.

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Skipped a hair wash because of your busy day? Spritz TONI&GUY Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo on your hair to get rid of excess oil and dirt. This dry shampoo also leaves your hair feeling fresh and manageable.


10. Side Messy Bun

woman with side bun hairstyle
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Just like the messy top knot, you can easily pull off this hairstyle which is one of the best and effortless messy hair trends. Instead of putting up your hair into a top bun, just put it low and on one side. Let the loose strands fall freely around your face to give you a more relaxed look.


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