Sometimes keeping every hair on your head perfectly in place just isn’t possible, so if you want to look edgy without having to sculpt your hair into a masterpiece that’s glued to your head, take a page from the lovely ladies on this list and rock some of these messy celebrity hairstyles. From long, wavy locks to an ultra-short pixie cut, these celebrity messy hair trends are making life easier for the rest of us:
Taylor Momsen – Taylor Momsen is trying to be a rock star, so it only makes sense that she would choose a rock star look. Her current ‘do is one of the edgiest messy celebrity hairstyles I’ve seen: she has straight, heavy bangs and a choppy, just-above-the-shoulder-length shag. If you’re brave enough to get this celebrity messy hair cut, to give it a wild style you’ll need some sea salt spray made of ¼ cup of sea salt mixed with one cup of water in a large spray bottle. Shake the mixture well and spray it all over slightly-damp hair, avoiding your bangs. Spraying salt on your head may seem funny, but trust me, I’ve had a lot of success with this cheap and all-natural method of creating waves. Now let your hair air-dry, and flat-iron your bangs to make them super straight. Just lightly spray a product with light hold and a little bit of shimmer like Herbal Essences Shimmery Nights Shimmer spray gel all over and tousle your hair with your fingers to really achieve a rock star look.
Victoria Beckham – If your favorite messy celebrity hairstyles are of the ultra-short variety, you might try out Victoria Beckham’s new look. She’s recently been sporting a very short layered pixie bob with extremely short bangs, a look that only works for those with thinner faces, high cheekbones, and features they really want to show off. It’s really a low-maintenance look that only requires one heavy-duty product for a piecey, textured look, and a product like Fructis Style Surf Hair Texture Paste Matte Effect is perfect for achieving it. First, rub some of the product on your hands and run them through your hair to get it well-distributed on your whole head. Now just move your hair around however you want it, with a few pieces sticking up in the back and your bangs divided into a few chunks in the front, or just tousle your hair to make it really look like you’ve got a case of bed head. You can use extra product on pieces that you really want to make stand up and stand out; just let the product dry to keep your hair how you want it. This boyish look definitely isn’t for everybody, but if you have an edgy style, this is one of the best messy celebrity hairstyles for looking like a trendsetter.
Kate Moss – Kate Moss’s look is similar to Taylor Momsen’s, but shorter and without the bangs. Her cut is a chin-length bob (not a shag) with long layers, and she often wears it in a wavy, just-got-back-from-the-beach style. Her celebrity messy hair cut is one you can do a lot of different things with, so you don’t always have to keep it looking messy. You can use the sea salt trick to achieve her look, or you can create waves in an easy way that a working girl like myself often employs: spray your hair with a product like Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Tousling Spray Gel, pull your hair back into a bun while you’re at work, then take it down and tousle it with your fingers for a night out on the town with a tousled, wavy beach babe look.
Ashley Tisdale – When it comes to messy celebrity hairstyles, Ashley Tisdale has one of the best. Her celebrity messy hair cut is one that only gals with lots of hair should attempt; she has long hair with lots of layers and long angled side bangs. To achieve the volume she’s got, use a volumizing mousse like Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing mousse. Apply a generous amount of it to wet hair and blow dry with a flat brush. Now flat-iron the bottom half of your hair to make it stick straight, and apply a product like Fructis Style Surf Hair Texture Paste Matte Effect or Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Finishing Touch Cream on the ends of some of some of the layers to create some texture. Then just shake your head a bit to create a rockin’ celebrity messy hair look.
Mary-Kate Olsen – Mary-Kate Olsen loves her messy celebrity styles, and she’s rarely seen with a tamed mane. One of her favorite looks is a wild, loose, untamed bun that’s perfect for girls with long, thick hair, and it’s pretty easy to achieve. First, apply a volumizing mousse throughout damp hair and blow dry. Now use a curling iron to create a lot of tight, twisted curls and follow up with a light hold spray like Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Hair Spray. Pull your hair back into a ponytail in the center of the back of your head, then pull your hair in the front to make it looser around your face (you can also pull a few tendrils out to hang beside your face). Now twist your hair clockwise into a loose bun and secure the bun in place with plenty of bobby pins. Then just lightly fluff your hair with your fingers to create a full, wild look.
Hope these messy celebrity hairstyles have inspired you to find your inner wild child. Just remember, not all messy hair is celebrity messy hair, and it does take a little work to make the messy look work for you.