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How to get a messy, disheveled hairstyle with gel

/ 01.20.2015
Disheveled medium-length hair
Disheveled medium-length hair

Messy hair has established itself as one of the most popular hairstyle trends ever in recent years, thanks to celebrities like Blake Lively. We love the look and are constantly looking for ways to hone our styling techniques to make that effortless-looking texture literally effortless!

One of our favorite ways to master the messy look is by letting a good gel do all the work. Like we said, we're big on effortless styling...

How to style it

Step 1
If you have naturally very straight hair, use a medium-barrel curling iron to make waves throughout the mid-lengths and ends.

Step 2
Part your hair then run a wide-tooth comb through it to fix the part. You can do it with your fingers to create a less uniform part instead if you prefer.

Step 3
Place a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel on your fingertips and gently rub your hands together. Work the gel through the waves, scrunching your hair as you go.

Step 4
Add more gel as needed, but don't use too much. You want just enough to add shine and define the waves without looking gloopy.

Step 5
Finish with a generous amount of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray for long-lasting hold and to keep the un-gelled hair flyaway-free.

When you're done, you can leave your freshly disheveled mane loose, put it up into a chignon, sweep it back into a pony, loosely braid it... the possibilities are endless!

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