Messy Hairstyle – Haircut & Styling It

Messy Hairstyle – Haircut & Styling It

The Messy hairstyle is about what its name indicates: sporting a messy out-of-bed look, with the hair on top of the head being tousled in a seemingly careless manner.

Hair-length category

Short, medium.

Suitable hair type

Straight hair, wavy hair, coiled hair.

Haircut for the Messy hairstyle

The hair on the sides and back can either be cropped in a taper to a #2, or it can be trimmed to the same length as the top. The top of the head is cut in layers with 2 inches of length and with a random variation of 0.5 inches from the 2 inches of length throughout the top of the head; this same layer-cut emphasis provides the foundation for the messy look of the Zyzz hairstyle.

Haircut difficulty

3 out of 5

Styling the Messy Hairstyle

Use your fingers to put the hair in random directions. Tousle the hair with gel or pomade in your fingers, and then work on different locks to define them so that you end up with some parts of the top of the head being defined while other parts looking matted and/or less defined; this is what gives the messy look. If you have not cropped the hair on the back and sides, do also apply the same styling method to these areas of the scalp. To enhance the volume of the Messy hairstyle, you can use a hair dryer to blow your hair as you keep working your fingers randomly through the locks.

Styling difficulty

2 out of 5

Who sports a Messy hairstyle?

Cristiano Ronaldo during his earlier career at soccer club Manchester United (2004-2005).

Cristiano Ronaldo sporting a Messy hairstyle for his curly hair

Recommended hair products for the Messy hairstyle

Next time you want to sport an out of bed style, then go through this Messy hairstyle tutorial and tousle those locks of yours like a boss!

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