Get Perfect Messy Hair In Just 20 Minutes

We don’t have time for high maintenance hair, this messy hair look takes only a few minutes and looks super chic even 24 hours later!

I often say my hair inspiration is a lion’s mane. It probably sounds weird but I don’t really brush my hair and I have hundreds of products for crazy messy hair – I prefer it to be super messy and ruffled. I’ve always had messy hair, and I think a great messy wave look is just so effortless and cool! From beachy waves to rough messy curls – here’s how to get perfect messy hair in just 20 minutes!


Start with a product. It’s not always necessary to use a heat protecting spray as a lot of products these days have it built in, try K√©rastase Discipline Fluidissime spray for shine, suppleness and heat protection. Read our article on how to restore damaged winter hair if you’re worried about heat damage.


Invest in great hair products! The T3 Whirl Trio Curling Wand is pretty amazing, as it constantly monitors its own temperature and ensures that you’re getting an even curl. Look for a tourmaline hair dryer too, like the T3 Tourmaline SoftAire dryer, as they emit infrared heat and negative ions which shrink the water molecules down so your hair can absorb them and is more gentle on the hair than leaving it to air dry. Read our interview with Jen Atkin to find out more about creating perfect hair.


Divide your hair into sections and use a curler to create soft curls. Don’t be too precise and take rough sections, but be sure to tease every section with a comb and use a great lightweight hair spray that allows movement like Bumble & Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish spray the wilder and bigger the better!


For a more messy look use a sea salt spray or my personal favorite texturing spray Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray. The messier, the better, as it will hold for longer – even when you sleep on it.

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