Do you want to look effortless but also put together? With the right fun and flirty look, you can wear your newly tousled hair in any situation.
We see celebrities, stylists, public personas, and more embracing their natural hair texture rather than trying to tame it with a straightener. Wear your hair natural or texturize it with products to achieve the tousled hair you want for work, school, social functions, and every other event.
Here’s our gallery featuring women of all ages with tousled hairstyles in 2018. You can see the tousled look for all hair colors and lengths as well. We include female celebs.
Lena Headey is a game-changer indeed. She chose to have a short, wind-swept hair on her detailed gown during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, September 2015.
Lena Headey went a bit carefree with her loose curls and side-bangs. The photo was taken at the 'An Evening with The Game of Thrones' event held last March 19, 2013.
An incredibly stylish version of Lena Headey with tousled layers and side-swept bangs was seen at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards held last September 2013.
Sophia Bush proved that an elegant finish can be achieved even with a messy hairstyle. This tousled ponytail of hers was worn at the LA premiere of 'This Means War', February 8, 2012.
Lena Headey exhibited her chic side with this tousled bob with side-swept bangs during the Spike TV's 2011 Scream Awards.
A wavy ponytail with tendrils looks fancy enough to wear during formal events. Sophia Bush attended the PETA 30th Anniversary Gala last 2010 with this kind of look.
Tousled curls styled into a side updo. This style is somehow ordinary but the way it looks elegant despite being messy is what made this an extravagant one.
A beautiful blonde in an updo with a bouffant. The upper section appears to be voluminous making it look fuller than normal.
This hairstyle defines the phrase "perfectly imperfect" as it is done with a neat french roll but with tousled strands for texture.
A not-so-formal upstyle with a braided section and a messy finish. This looks great on women with medium to long hair length.
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Gathered updo is an easy to achieve, to-go hairstyle. The locks are gathered in a messy kind of way, creating a textured look.
Mariah Carey showcased her freshest and most carefree version with her waves tousled to perfection. This photo was taken last January 22, 2018 at Milan, Italy.
The singer looked gorgeous even with this slightly messy hairstyle she wore at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
The singer slayed at The Bank Nightclub, Bellagio Resort & Casino last October 04, 2008 with this messy but stunning upstyle.
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A shoulder-length shaggy cut with long side fringe that create a soft and sweet aura. This tousled look is perfect for those with thin and wispy hair.
Cool tones of gray look really awesome on tousled waves. This hairstyle is not just gorgeous, it is also effortless and easy to maintain.
Beach waves are typically associated with a sun-kissed hair color. This tousled bob looks unique being all black and wavy at the same time.
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Highlights with a lighter shades are highly emphasised on a dark-colored base. The contrasting effect gives a nice illusion of a soft and seamless texture.
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Light ash blonde, given the right amount of tousle and volume creates a wonderful and youthful aura. It also looks good with beach waves for extra texture and movement.
It's ironic how a messy finish can create an elegant and formal look. Michelle Monaghan wore this messy ponytail with wispy bangs at the Marie Claire Image Makers Awards 2018.
An elegant upstyle with slight tousle won't hurt. Take it to Michelle Monaghan who absolutely nailed this look at the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala last May 2, 2016.
The actress exhibited a beautiful and wild look with her tousled waves with bangs. This look was worn for the LA premiere of "Source Code" last March 28, 2011.
During her youthful days, the American actress flaunted her lovely face with a simple, messy updo. This photo was taken last April 13, 2003 at the NY premiere of "It Runs in the Family".
During the premiere of "The Place Beyond The Pines" last March 28, 2013, the actress attended with her loose and tousled hair along with her orange dress. With less details, more attention is drawn to her gorgeous face.
How to Get Beach Waves or Bedhead
It isn’t always easy to achieve the unkempt look for your hair. In fact, it just might take a bit of styling. The number one rule to remember with this look is to look natural without overworking it too much.
Some recommendations for getting beach waves include:
- Start by building volume by brushing the hair from underneath your roots and down the strands. To learn the right way to back brush, try out a few techniques on your hair. Brushing from underneath isn’t as aggressive as teasing the hair.
- Divide your hair in half with a part down the middle and twist your hair into sections. Twist each section into small mini buns and hold them in place with a couple of bobby pins. Dry your hair with a blow dryer and take out the bobby pins for a beachy look.
- For straight hair, you want to use a texturizing spray to add texture and volume. Another way to do this is to randomly use a large curling iron on your hair, in different directions, to build volume.
- For curly hair, you may need to make your hair less unruly than it looks when unstyled. Try blow drying your hair downward, so it is drying from the roots to the ends of your hair. By actually pulling curls out of your hair, it gives a tousled look.
- Get an extra lift with dry shampoo sprayed at your roots. This added dimension keeps your hair from getting oily throughout the day.
The Tousled Look: Great for Second Day Hair
If you don’t have time to wash your hair in the morning or your hair doesn’t do well with a daily wash, beach waves are the look you want! You can roll out of bed, add a bit of product, and go about your day.
The biggest benefit of tousled hair is how it does well on the second day of wear. Other benefits of this style are ease of maintenance, no need to get cut regularly, and looking good for every occasion.
The Style for Every Hair Length
When you love your current style, but want to change up your daily look, try giving yourself the unkempt look. It works for short, long, and medium hair lengths.
In addition, if you are in between styles and trying to grow out your length, tousled hair serves as a strong transitional look as you wait for new growth. Look no further than the bedhead look if you are ready to finally feel confident in the way your hair looks!