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How to Go From Messy to Sexy Hair

What Celebrities Know about Sexy Hair That You May Not Have Considered

If you’ve ever been on a hair photo shoot you’ll have noticed the big fans at the ready . . . for the sexy hair shot. Let’s face it the sultry “I want to run my fingers through your hair” is a look that should be high on your list of options to consider.

Not every one of us can wake up with gorgeous, supermodel-like sexy hair. But that is not stopping you from dreaming about it or even trying your best to style your hair with such an effortless chic look. In some cases, even if the mind is willing, we’re just too lazy to spend the next half hour trying to create our ideal hairstyle. But don’t despair! There is a way to rock your slept-in hair and make it look sexy and stylish. With the right styling tricks, you can make messy hair look polished.

Jennifer Anniston with Sexy Hair

Here are some styling ideas worth a shot:

Tousled and Down

Taylor Momsen with sexy hair

This is the easiest way to style your messy, slept-in hair, but the hardest to pull off, too. In case you have bangs, smooth them out using a curling or flat iron. You must then create Beachy spiral waves in your hair using a one-inch curling iron. Make sure you bend the curls away from your face to frame it. Alternate curling the upper section of your hair and then the sections underneath it to ensure uneven curls that look more natural.

Finish off your hairstyle with a hairspray. Once your curls have cooled, apply a small amount of sea salt spray at the bottom. Use your hands to scrunch your curls

Chain-Knot Bun

Chain Knot Messy Bun; Sexy Hair

Chain Knot Messy Bun: Sexy Hair

Do not be intimidated by this hairstyle – it only looks complicated, but it is very easy to do. Start off by forming your hair into two pigtails. Fasten your hair with the use of elastic bands. Then, form the pigtails into a chain knot. Knot your hair up for as low or as long as you want your hair to be (it varies with your hair’s natural length). You can secure the hairstyle by sticking a few bobby pins around the nape of your neck. You have the option to leave the ends hanging loose or tie it up into a low bun, whichever you prefer.

Braided Bangs

Braided Bangs; Sexy Hair

Braided bangs are fairly common hairstyle these days and a lot of women are going for this trick to hide their bangs. But did you know that this is also a good trick on messy hair? This is especially recommended for busy ladies who do not have the time (or patience) to get their messy hair organized. It is also an excellent trick for concealing the oily feeling around the hairline and gives your hair more staying power.

To create this hairstyle, simply separate about two inches of hair from your hairline starting from the part and extending towards the ear. French braid that isolated section of hair along the hairline. To keep the braids from falling off or getting out of place, secure them with bobby pins.

Scarf

Eva Mendes in a scarf for sexy hair

If you are trying to deal with messy hair, vary it up by using accessories such as a head scarf. A lot of famous celebrities such as Eva Mendes use this technique to look chic while doing errands. You can also follow suit.

You can put your hair up or down, whichever you like. Then, fold your scarf lengthwise and wrap it around your head (make sure it is long enough). Tie your scarf like a headband at the top of your head. As previously said, you can tuck the loose ends of the hair underneath the scarf or leave it be.

Side Braid with Bobby Pins

Side Braid with Bobby Pins for a sexy hair look

This is an easy way to fix messy hair and to create a fun look. But before you attempt this hairstyle trick, here is an important styling tip to remember: minimize brushing prior to styling. You do not want it to look too smooth. There has to be enough volume and shape.

Start by dividing your hair into a deep side part. Form the hair into a side braid and secure the ends with an elastic tie. If you can, try a fishtail, then go for it! Add a couple of bobby pins to your hair for a feminine finish.

Retro Twisted Updo Roll

Retro Twisted Updo Roll a sexy hair look

Messy hair? No problem – try out this quasi-retro twisted updo roll hairstyle that has all the edge and attitude of a runway model. The best part about styling your hair into a retro roll is that it is a suitable hairstyle for any length.

Start working at the front right side of your hair and twist them inward. Keep twisting the hair as you follow the hairline. Use bobby pins to flatten out the sections that tend to fall out. Repeat the steps but this time work on the other side of the part. When you reach the end, twist the two ends together to form into a bun.

Messy Pixie

Carey Mulligan in a messy wet pixie sexy hair look

Jennifer Lawrence with a messy pixie sexy hair look

If you have a pixie and your hair is a mess, it does not have to spell disaster. In fact, a messy pixie is a chic look that has been seen on famous celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron. Make it your own by intentionally mussing up your hair. The more texture, the better! Due to the length of the hair (or lack of it), you can go liberal with trying to mess up the look because it will not be too overwhelming for your face.

What is your favorite way to fix messy hair?

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Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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