Ahh the braid. Why does the braid continue to allure us? Maybe because it's the "cat eye" of hairstyles, prompting us to go further with more imaginative ways to wear it. Why do we love it so much you ask? Well for one thing, it's the lazy girls go-to "do" that we simply can't say no to. See what we did there? :)
To get to the point, we simply love the braid because it can add femininity to a rock n roll look or even transform a dressed up look into something more casual. The possibilities are endless. Scroll down for our favorite messy braid looks.
To create this braid, prep hair with a texturizing spray. Loosely braid the hair, pulling out random pieces to create a lived-in look. If you want to go the extra mile like this babe did then try creating different sized braids for a more complex look!
A messy side braid looks cute at the beach — or anywhere, really! If you're rocking the ombré as well then this look is even prettier than you can imagine! This look is for the girl on the go and is a no fail way to look great!
We call this the "magic trick". Skip the elastic and instead secure your braid with hidden bobby pins twisted throughout the ends for an unexpected twist!
Did you sleep in too late? No worries… Add structure to bedhead hair by adding a tight French braid in the back & you'll be out the door in no time!
We're thinking big here! Start with freshly blown dried hair and don't be afraid to tease, tease tease! The bigger you start off, the better. Once you've achieved the volume you desire, start loosley braiding your hair to one side & pull out pieces as you go to create the perfect messy braid.
The key to pulling off a Heidi braid? Keep it messy and always leave loose strands in front to frame the face. This style will forever be one of our favorite ways to rock the braid. #rockon