We appreciate a complex beauty look as much as the next person, but nothing gets our attention quite like a good trick or tutorial to help speed things along. 

With that in mind, we developed not one, not two, but three messy hairstyles that take all of five minutes to create. Check out the messy hairdos that will save you during a beauty emergency—like a last-minute date or when you’ve hit snooze one too many times. Not saying they’re related …


The Messy Chignon

Formal affairs can be pretty stressful, especially when you’re short on time and don’t have a good beauty plan mapped out beforehand. Keep this messy chignon tutorial in your back pocket for those moments you need to look très chic in a jiffy. 



The Messy Topknot

It’s no secret that a solid messy bun tutorial is invaluable. The beauty of the new messy topknot is that it literally works with any ensemble, occasion or makeup look. Take your look from safe for work to NSFW without a single heat-styling tool.



The Messy Fishtail Braid

When it comes to braided hairstyles, the fishtail is the "It" girl everyone aspires to be. Unlike the traditional French or Dutch braid, this messy fishtail braid tutorial is e-z. Promise. Plus, the fun part is messing it all up!





Which messy hairstyle is your favorite? Spill it in the comments below!


Photo: Jessica Schramm

Stylist: Alana Dawn

Model: Lauren Rote


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