It’s a sure thing that at one or the other time, all of us have drooled over some messy hairstyles and wondered about how they look so perfect. But these days, we all now know that no matter how natural a messy hairstyle may look, it has actually been made up to look in such a manner. Because the original messy hair as we women know doesn’t always look this gorgeous. So how exactly do you get your hair to look fabulous but also give an idea that you ‘woke up like this’? Well, go through the following list of 25 messy hairstyles for long hair, and you’ll know-how.
1. Platinum Blonde Hairstyle
A casual and chic look that is simply serving looks. The long tresses of hair look as if they haven’t been combed at all, and yet it manages to look perfectly imperfect. The hair is colored in a stark platinum blonde color which also matches the skin tone of this model very well. Just a casual side sweeping will do the job for you and make sure you don’t make it too messy by hand combing your hair too much. On the front few short layers are also seen hanging loosely.
2. Messy Bun Style
If you want to keep your style messy but in a formal way, then give this messy bun style a try. It surely looks very classy without coming off as too formal also. Take a few strands and pull them back loosely while also pulling out some layers from it to create that messy look. While the hair on the roots and the upper portion is a dark brown color, as it comes down to the tips, it gets progressively lighter and the color transitions into a beautiful blonde color. If you are looking to add some definition to your face, then a few face-framing layers can be softly pulled out on the front too.
3. Blonde Braids Style With Headpiece
Blake Lively is famous for her golden blonde locks of hair. They look so good that even those with blonde hair would wish they had it as perfectly as her. In this style, the hair has been cut into many layers, and this is what adds beauty to this look. While some layers on the front are left hanging, the rest are pulled back messily and a beautiful hair accessory is also placed in the middle. Below this, the hair again stands in a messy texture and a few strands are thinly braided in between.
4. Messy High Bun Style
Want to create a formal look but in a messy style? Bet this bun would be a lifesaver for you. Not only does it look extremely stylish and classy, but it also has a dope vibe about it that is simply undeniable. A very casual and cozy look too that you can wear with almost all types of outfits and still look like a diva. A few layers can be pulled out randomly to add some definition to the look. Make sure the bun stays really high to get this look exactly.
5. Plain Wavy Hair With Highlights
Well, it may look like this hair has not seen a comb in days, but that is not the case. We all know how even the messiest of looks can be created perfectly and natural-looking, given the effort and patience. That is the same case with this hairstyle also since it may look like an unkempt shaggy hairstyle at first glance. The best way to get a look like this would be by letting your hair air dry instead of using a blow dryer. This will help to retain the hair in its natural and messy texture and only use a comb on the upper portion. Let the strands flow freely and loosely. Comb a little if it gets too messy.
6. Messy Bun Style
Kim K looks absolutely gorgeous in this messy bun style. You can always rely on this beauty queen for the hairstyle as well as outfit inspiration. Instead of the normal bun, it has been styled with multiple chunks of hair being twisted and turned and then settling for a small bun on top of all of this. Just a few short strands of hair have been pulled out to create that messy vibe and overall, it looks perfectly imperfect.
7. Shaggy Blonde Style
For really long hair, messy hairstyles look totally fire on them. The thickness, the texture and everything about long hairstyles can be beautifully explored with a shaggy hairstyle. This hairstyle just features a messy ponytail that has been tied loosely. The hair is also colored with blonde highlights that contrast really well against the black roots of the hair. This style looks very carefree and effortless and is something that most youngsters try to achieve when getting their hair done.
8. Loose Hair With Caramel Brown Highlights
Caramel-brown highlights look good on all types of hair. And when sported on a messy hairstyle like this one, it just looks stunning. All the strands of the hair are let down very loosely, and although it is a side-parted style, the overall directions of the various strands of hair are in different paths making it a messy hairstyle. If your hair is really straight and smooth, then try going for curling your into a wavy style before going for the messy look.
9. Cute and Messy Bun
A messy hairstyle that looks very romantic too. Perfect for those casual outings when you go out with your bae, and you don’t wanna look like you are too made up. After all, nothing beats the beauty of natural and effortless styles. A perfectly tousled up style, wear the lower part of your hair in a low chignon and pull out hair from random places to make it look messy. The hair here is also highlighted in a beautiful brownish blonde shade which simply looks very dope.
10. Wavy and Messy Style
Well, waves are kind of synonymous with messy hairstyle and when you do it the right way without complicating it, even those perfect beach waves of yours can turn into an absolutely gorgeous messy updo. This cool and shaggy hairstyle is so in vogue these days and the best part is you don’t need to spend much over it since most messy hairstyles are DIY. Waves look their best when they don’t look like they have been done after hours of styling and instead look messier, as shown in this hairstyle here.
11. Blonde Braids Style
Braids are a classy look, and the fact that they go well with all types of hair, as well as hairstyles, is a great thing. Like seriously though, how do they manage to look so good at all times? Even here, when paired with this messy style it has a beauty about it. Two sections of the hair on the upper middle portion are each separately braided and pulled back along with the rest of the hair to create a really high ponytail. If you just got your hair colored then this style is perfect to flaunt all of it.
12. Slick Ponytail Style
Perfect for formal attire, this ponytail style looks very gorgeous. It’s not too messy or too formal and has just the right balance of both these aspects. This is an ideal style that you can incorporate into your workwear. Go ahead and be the girl boss you are with this amazing ponytail style. Classy, messy, graceful as well as playful, this hairstyle is the right combination. So what are you waiting for? Go on and try it out.
13. Feather Braids Style
Now, this is really a unique hairstyle that can be tried out if your have really long hair. And all you need is to take out a few strands from both sides of your and then thinly braid them. When you have completed braiding, you can add a cute and chic feather accessory like this one to the bottom. Ruffle up your hair with your hands and your messy braids style is ready. You also have some feathers for a little glam.
14. Mid-Length Wavy Haircut
Kristen Stewart looks quite stunning in this mid-length wavy hairstyle. The entire hair is highlighted in a warm and lovely shade of chocolate brown. The hair looks kinda spiky but it contributes to the overall messiness of the look so it isn’t really much of an issue here. The hair is cut in many layers and thus has the style in various lengths at different places. It’s a quick and easy hairstyle that won’t take up much of your time and still stay put throughout the day.
15. Twisted Hairstyle With Ombre Highlights
So this is another good hairstyle that would look gorgeous on long hair. Some strands of the hair have been twisted and tucked in on the upper portion and the rest of the hair that is below is simply tied up in a messy style. The ombre highlights look really good too. You can also notice that the hair is again twisted and twirled in the ponytail itself and this is all helpful in creating a messy texture to this smooth hairstyle.
16. Silver-Blonde Twisted Hairstyle
This silver blonde look is as good as it can get. Perfect for those who have really long hair, it simply looks adorable too. First, take a section of hair from the middle-upper portion of the head and bring it back. Do some twists on it and then to the ends of this, pull more sections from both sides to make them together. Twist and twirl them again till you tie all of the hair into a long ponytail. The hair below the ponytail till the very tips are completely white and colored in a gorgeous silver blonde shade. The layered haircut also helps to keep the messiness of the look quite intact.
17. Faux Net Style
Woah, this is one unusual hairstyle and one that is not suited for the weak hearted. If you really have the guts in you to try out wild and daring hairstyles, then definitely go for a try. While the front portion and the sides are maintained just as it is, the twist comes on the hair at the back middle portion. It has been combed very shaggily resembling a faux net. The hair looks extremely unkempt and not at all tidy, but it all looks good when you understand that this is actually one of those messy/shaggy hairstyles being portrayed in its raw and true form.
18. Layered Hair Cut With Deep Side Bangs
This is one of those looks that used to be a huge trend only a couple ago. It instantly transports us to the ’90s and 80’s when this hairstyle used to be the most popular one. Well, it is still making a comeback as a messy hairstyle. Make sure that your hair is cut in many layers to achieve this style. And by many layers, we actually mean many many layers. Layering is key here and without it, this hairstyle won’t work well. The front layers can then be parted to the side neatly and can be styled as deep side bangs but ones that cover the entire forehead.
19. Blonde Balayage
A balayage style that looks absolutely stunning. We definitely recommend trying out this style if you are more into natural-looking styles. This look couldn’t be any more natural than this. The hair is a lovely golden blonde shade and has been painted in a balayage style highlights. Balayage basically refers to a French technique where the highlights are painted on the hair with the hands itself. Thanks to that, you can notice the brilliant transition the color undergoes from a darker shade of blonde to a very light shade from the roots to the tips.
20. Simple and Romantic Bun Style
Heading for a casual evening out, and you’ve got no time to style your hair? Well, you just need to try out this basic and simple bun hairstyle. Comb your hair with your hands itself and pull back the hair to create a multi-layered bun with a low lying chignon at the back. Pull out some layers to frame the face on the front and some on the back too. It’s a perfect style that you need to look your best even though it might still be a little messy. After all, our beauty always lies in our imperfections right!
21. Layered Wavy Style With Chocolate Brown Highlights
A young Demi Lovato can be seen here sporting layered hairstyles with lots of waves. This style is still trending even in today’s times and definitely has made the cut to our list of top 25 messy hairstyles for long hair. The hair is side-parted and the layers that fall on the front of the face have been cut really short, falling at a length that is a little above the chin. Well, this really helps to angle out the jawline and make it look much sharper and defined.
22. Loose Blonde Style
Here is yet another layered hairstyle with many waves. Waves and layers are purely a killer combination that is making the rounds, and we can surely expect to see various versions of this combo in the coming days. Meanwhile, let’s give a try to this simple hairstyle with waves and layers. The hair is subtly middle-parted and since the hair is already cropped into many layers, creating those waves will not be much of a task. For all messy hairstyles, the main thing you should take care of is to do your hair very subtly no matter what style it is. Simply put, casual and subtle is the key to get such gorgeous and sexy messy hairstyles.
23. Single-Sided Messy Ponytail
A dope and casual look for the young ladies out there. The entire locks of hair are pulled over to one side and left hanging in a loose ponytail style. The hair has also been cut into many short and long layers, and some of these are even pulled out on the front to frame the face. Done in an ombre balayage style in a lovely brown shade, this is a must-try look.
24. Simple Hairstyle With Waves And Brown Highlights
A casual and neat updo without too much of a mess, this style will look great for casual outings and such. The hair just needs to be air-dried, and it will by default, go into the messy texture as shown here. The warm chocolate brown highlights make the whole look very pleasing. It’s quick, low maintenance and fashionable style.
25. Messy Blonde Hair
And the last hairstyle here features a lovely blonde look. The sheer volume of the hair is very visible in this hairstyle and makes it look very stunning. The hair is just loosely parted to both the sides and then just let down hanging freely like that. Do some light ruffling with your hands if you want to increase the messiness of the look. Some parts of the ends of the hair are also colored in honey brown colored highlights.
We’re hoping that you loved this list of 25 messy hairstyles for long hair just as much as we did. A little reminder that you don’t need to be overwhelmed by all of these hairstyles. All messy hairstyle is mostly DIY and can be done very quickly and easily too. If you feel like you don’t know how exactly to do it, try ruffling your natural hair up and creating in various tousled up styles. With a little practice, you’ll be good to go with any of the above-mentioned hairstyles. Keep trying out new things and remember to have fun with your hair. We don’t have the same hairstyle for our entire life so keep going and keep exploring.