Does anyone else’s hair come in last priority when you are in a rush to get ready? I’ve perfected this 5 minute messy curl for my on the go looks. It’s accented with an extreme side part to create volume to the look. A deep part is all over the runways, from pony-tails to loose locks. Play up the volume with some messy curls for a bombshell effect.
- Open the clip of the curling iron and wrap your hair one to two times around the barrel of the curling iron. Do not curl all the way to the end! I leave at least two inches uncurled at the end. When your curling use big sections of hair. The bigger the section of hair the looser the curl will be the smaller the section of hair the tighter the curl will be. I only do two maybe three sections on one side of my head. Leave a few sections underneath (closest to your ear) straight so it doesn’t look so put together. I love this Hot Shot Tools Pink Titanium curling iron. I got it at Sally Beauty a couple years ago and it’s still my favorite.
- Tilt your curling iron at a 45° angle to your body over your shoulder. A time crunch is your friend here – the quicker the curl the better. You’re going after more of a 3rd-4th day curl so you don’t want to hold the curl for very long.
- Use a comb to create an extreme side part. Curl that section of hair by briefly wrapping it around the curling iron and slide it down quickly instead of holding it in place. You want the top curl on each side to be for a loose, messy wave.
- Last step! Powder the heck out of your hair. There’s no rhyme or reason to it. I literally dump my powder all over my hair. After you apply, run your fingers through your hair (pretend you are creating static with a balloon) and scrunch until you have the desired volume.
- And voila you have that “I woke up like this” look in under 5 minutes. A lot of times my part does it’s own thing by the end of hair style but I think it adds to the messy look 🙂
A really easy alternative to this look if you want a little more edge is to slick back you hair on the side with less volume and pull it back with a bobby-pin. I love the MetaGrip Premium bobby-pins cause they are a lot longer than the pins you would find at your standard stores.
And for the days when no matter what you do your hair just won’t cooperate, you can’t go wrong with a twisted ballerina bun. Secure your fly-aways with a headbands like the DCNL headwraps. Headbands are actually really on-trend this season so it gives a polished look to a messy hairstyle. I always stock up on my DCNL Gummi clear elastics at Sally Beauty where you can get a bag of 300 for a few bucks.
* Photos by Emmy Lowe. In collaboration with Sally Beauty.