Mary-Kate Olsen really has her messy-on-purpose hairstyles down. We can’t help but admire her bohemian-chic, I-didn’t-take-any-time-to-do-my-hair-today styles. If this is a look you’ve been wanting to try, consider these tips before you attempt them.
Try a messy style a day after washing. Super clean hair may require the use of more product that can lead to product overload, thus creating a weighed down or greasy look.
Leave your brush alone. Styles like these require the use of fingers only…remember, the style should look like you spent five minutes on it, not five hours.
For super straight hair: Try braiding your hair loosely the night before with slightly damp hair and a light holding styling product to add loose waves to your hair. Try using a product like Frederic Fekkai Wave Spray, $20
For natural wavy or curly hair: Define existing waves and curls using product on damp hair. Try Terax Styling Gel, $12
Practice creating the messy look. Like all hairstyles, they too require a bit of practice before they look “perfect” (but you know, not perfect).