7 Messy Hairstyles Every Girl Can Rock

7 Messy Hairstyles Every Girl Can Rock

These messy hairstyles will save you from a bad hair day.

There's nothing worst than experiencing a bad hair day, (which I feel like is every day with my tame of curls), or trying to style your hair in a cute way only to have it become one major flop. I have naturally curly hair, and it's a pain in the butt to spend a good 40-45 minutes to either straighten or curl it with a curling wand only to have it become a big frizz-ball. Nowadays, it's easier to just put it in a messy bun and call it a day. But fear not, for I have compiled some of my favorite go-to cute, yet messy hairstyles I love to sport most of the time (more like all of the time, saves me the hassle).

1. Half-Up Pony

Okay, I'm not sure if this one technically counts as messy but I love being able to pull half my hair back and put it in a pony when on the go. And it's super cute and works for just about any occasion.

2. Classic Messy Bun

The messy bun, my all time favorite. I love the classic messy bun for many reasons. During my four years of high school, I would wake up ten minutes before having to leave because I am not an early riser so I became a pro at getting dressed in five to seven minutes and it was a lot quicker to throw my hair up instead of waking up earlier than I wanted to style my hair when I know it would be a mess by the end of the day.

3. Braids

I use to be crap at braiding my own hair but the past year I've found myself being able to perfect braids (only French braiding though, any other kind is a hot mess), and I love them so much. For my short hair girls, yes you can still rock any kind of braid(s) you desire. Quick tip if you do want to do the pigtail braids is when both are complete just combine the ends into a pony, works great and looks just as cute.

4. Messy Pony

Being able to quickly pull your back with a few loose strands serves as the most classic, yet laid back look. It also is the perfect solution for those days when you are running late and don't have time to mess with other easy hairstyles.

5. Half Up Half Down Bun

This style has become quite popular in the last year and I love it. It's one of my go-to's on those days where I want to wear my hair down but yet I still want feel like rocking a messy bun.

6. Bobby Pin Fix

Bobby Pins have saved me on numerous occasions when I can't find a single pony holder. You can do just about any quick hair style wit bobby pins, and it might be easier to use if you have shorter hair. All you have to do pull whatever amount of hair back you want out your face, pin it up and you're all set.

7. Head Band Up-Do

I came across this hairstyle one day while scrolling through Pinterest and I absolutely love it. All the material you need is a headband that is thick enough to hold your hair in the back and you're done. Simple and cute.

These styles can be a lifesaver on those bad hair days or when you are feeling lazy. And if you want to style them in a different way Pinterest will provide just about any style you are feeling.

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13 Thoughts A Mixed-Girl Has Before Getting A Haircut

A hair-raising journey.

I have a haircut this Friday. This is a statement which to most would appear to be innocuous. Run of the mill. Completely mundane.

However, coming from the perspective of a person about to finish her undergraduate collegiate work who hasn't had a professional haircut since her junior year in high school, going in for a haircut is not an ordinary occurrence.

As a person on mixed-race who has always had very curly hair, it can be pretty surprising to hear that I’ve never been quite comfortable with it. Anyways, here are some of the thoughts I’ve been thinking as my appointment with Doom steadily approaches.

1. Is this really necessary?

Why suffer through the public humiliation of walking around when I could just go back to having my mom cut my hair?

2. Is it too late to cancel?

It’s not like there’s a fee right? But you shouldn’t. You really shouldn’t.

3. Shrinkage sucks.

End of story.

4. Is shaving my head an option?

Yes. But not for me. Back to the drawing board.

5. People do this all the time.

This is a normal thing. Don’t let your hair keep breaking off at your shoulders. Take care of yourself.

6. Some people enjoy having their hair cut.

Why can’t I be some people?

7. Do I look good in hats?

Wearing hats can be my new lifestyle if necessary, right?

8. Is it really too late to cancel?

Yes. Yes, it is. Please stop considering this.

9. It will grow back.

… Eventually.

10. Hair-y Styles

Because my brain processes trauma with puns.

11. It’s okay if you cry.

But this time, just try not to do it in the bathroom halfway through your appointment. You’re a grown up now, you can wait until you get home.

12. I wonder how long it’s going to take this time.

Because it takes a real long time to cut curly hair.

13. Everything is going to be just fine.

This is the one I’m trying to let outweigh all the other jumbled, nervous thoughts I have running around in my head because a good or bad haircut doesn’t determine who you are.

Obviously, I cannot speak to the experience of all mixed women. There are certainly those who have found hairstylists and cuts that they are completely comfortable with. These are just some of the thoughts and questions that will continue to haunt me until this Friday. Maybe one day I will finally understand what it’s like to look forward to the exhilarating change that accompanies a fresh cut. But seeing as that day is not today, here’s to hoping I won’t be wearing hats for the next few weeks.

Cover Image Credit: Vanessa Hinton

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My Favorite (And Least Favorite) Eyeshadow Palettes

Here is everything I wish I knew before spending $50+ at Ulta.

As a huge makeup lover and collector, I own way more eyeshadow palettes than I know what to do with. Even though I wear the same three shades almost every single day of the week, I still purchase new, high-end eyeshadow palettes religiously. After many years of spending hundreds of dollars at my local Ulta, I have come to the conclusion that not all high-end eyeshadow palettes are worth it. Here are some of the eyeshadow palettes that I have loved and some that I wish I had never bought.

My Favorites:

1. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar by Too Faced

Too Faced is possibly my absolute favorite makeup brand. Not only do their products work incredibly well, but they smell as good as they look. The Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette is a beautiful eyeshadow palette composed of warm brown shades. This is possibly one of the best palettes I have ever purchased.

2. Naked by Urban Decay

Everybody has heard of the Naked palettes by Urban Decay. They have been wildly popular in the past several years, but the only one I truly love is the original Naked palette. As someone with brown/green hazel eyes, the colors in this palette compliment my eye color. The application of the eyeshadow is amazing, and I have used every color eyeshadow in this palette.

3. Natural Eyes by Too Faced

Again, another Too Faced palette. I had actually never planned on buying this palette because it is very small and I didn't think it would be worth it. However, my manager convinced me to impulsively buy it and I do not regret it at all. The Natural Eyes palette is compact yet contains beautiful warm tones of eyeshadow for any occasion. This is my go-to eyeshadow palette for school!

My Least Favorites:

1. Modern Renaissance by Anastasia Beverly Hills

I have been using Anastasia's eyebrow products for a very long time, which is why I purchased this eyeshadow palette. Although the eyebrow pencils and pomade are great quality, the eyeshadow palette is not. The colors are beautiful, but the fallout is not worth the look. I like eyeshadow that I can apply quickly and easily, and the Modern Renaissance palette flakes onto my cheeks every time I apply it.

2. Naked 3 by Urban Decay

Although I love the original Naked, I wasn't a huge fan of Naked 3. Although the quality is great, the colors just didn't do it for me. The colors are far too light to really make an interesting makeup look.

If you are considering buying any high-end eyeshadow palettes, I hope this helps!

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