Sleek, polished updo’s definitely have their place but there is something irresistible about messy, tousled and nonchalant updo’s. Perhaps its because they have this look of easy-breezy and that it only took 1-minute to look this good (even if you know that this messy bun took 7 bobby pins and 10 minutes to complete). They’re great for all types of events too. Sure, you probably won’t wear a messy bun to a wedding but a tousled crown braid would be perfect. If you’re looking for an irresistibly chic and messy hairstyle for you everyday wear or a special event, you’re sure to find one that you love right here.
Messy Fishtail Braid
The fishtail should never be braided to polished perfection. As soon as you complete the braid it’s essential that you start pulling it apart and adding that tousled look. There are lots of ways to make a fishtail look messy-chic. Add lots of volume at the top of the crown, or finished the look with a glorious flower crown and loose strands.
Low Messy Twisted Bun
There are few messy hairstyles as popular as the low twisted bun. This look is perfect for a formal event or a casual ladies night out. The look is best when you start with curly hair and twist and pin in a low side tousled updo. By adding volume at the back of your crown and leaving loose strands you will have a more vintage look that is perfect for every face shape too. Add a headband if you’re looking for an accessory!
Messy French Twist
The timeless French twist is often thought of as a polished hairstyle for the office or a formal event like prom but they look perfect a little messier so that you can wear one to the office or out on the town. You’ll need some hair clips and some hairspray but it’s actually an easy look to recreate. The French twist looks superb with details and colored hairpins, headbands and even a headpiece.
We’re not talking about the messy ponytail that you roll out of bed and run out the door while simultaneously putting your hair up and your shoes on. This messy ponytail takes a little bit of strategic messing up. Once your hair is up in the ponytail, tease the shaft of your tresses, pull out some loose strands from the front and pull it tight to get the bump.
Pompadour hairstyles are often thought of for short hair – and even men – but this vintage hairstyle can give your long or medium length hair the new look that you’ve been craving. This look isn’t the easiest to replicate so you might have to head to the salon or invite a friend over but once you learn the trick, it’s a fun messy weekend hairstyle. Check out this tutorial for trying it at home.