Make a mess: tousled hair tutorial for medium-length cuts

/ 08.18.2014
Tousled chic made easy
Tousled chic made easy

This season (and the last, and probably the next, too) is all about Alexa Chung-style tousled hair. We've seen it everywhere from the runway to the red carpet to the real world and we couldn't be happier; finally, messy, unpolished locks are a good thing, even at the Oscars!

Having more or less replaced blowouts entirely, deliberately undone hair is the perfect trend for all the lazy girls out there. If you've been wanting to roll out of bed and go straight to work/school/anywhere with hardly any styling at all, now's your chance. If you're like us, however, odds are some bed hair taming will be necessary... but fear not, necessary doesn't mean difficult or time-consuming. In fact, it can be done in less than 5 minutes when you know what to do! To find out how to master a messy mane, just follow the tutorial below.

Get the look

Step one
Run a wide-tooth comb through your hair to eliminate any major knots then part your hair roughly with your hands.

Step two
Warm a small amount of L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum by rubbing it between your fingertips.

Step three
Scrunch it through the ends and mid-lengths of your hair. Twist and tousle random pieces of hair to add more texture then scrunch and loosely sculpt as desired.

Step four
Spray your hair all over with Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to finish.

Top tip - If you want to wash your hair before styling, apply Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse to damp hair and rough dry before you apply the gum.

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