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 2019. You can see the tousled look for all hair colors and lengths as well. We include female celebs.
Subtle, ombre highlights on a naturally wavy hair. The waves are then tossed a little for more volume.
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TEASY lights that look like balayage! My favorite technique for when clay lightener won’t get me enough lift! . I used all my favorites- @redken @prettylittleombre Brushes, @brazilianbondbuilder @_saltsociety @sevenhaircare . #saltsocietysquad #colorgels #redkenobsessed #b3#sevenhaircare
Messy, medium-length cut in a caramel balayage.
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Ombre brown, inverted bob with a tousled finish.
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Vivid brown, tousled cut with subtle and faded highlights.
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Tousled, inverted bob with handpainted, icy blonde balayage highlights.
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Salt and Pepper🖤 This client’s hair was 80% white before we foiled in some darker pieces and painted around her hairline. It still looks really natural, but has taken years off her appearance! #goinggrey #saltandpepper #greyhair #lowlights #ashyhair #haircut #noosa #shorthair #noosasalon #noosahairdresser #natulique
Salt and pepper hair in a stacked and tousled bob.
Oh my lawwwd. This beauty has a heart of gold and I am so thrilled to have been able to transform her hair! Root shade, lowlights, toner and funky fresh fringe ❤ I have the best job ever. . Swipe for her before!!! . . . #bestjobever #curtainbangs #lowlights #babylights #balayage #rootshade #shadowroot #goldwell #redkenshadeseq #hanzo #glendalestylist #arizonastylist #hippyhair #eclecticstyle #mustardyellow
Dirty blonde, short and thin hair in an eclectic-style finish. This one is also incorporated with subtle curtain bangs for face-framing purposes.
Medium-length cut with curtain bangs in platinum blonde hair. It's messy finish give this hairstyle a textured look.
Tousled blonde hair with curtain bangs. This style might be quite messy but it is surely stylish and elegant.
Gave this beauty a new shape , with lots of texture & movement . I also framed her gorgeous eyes with some easy to wear curtain bangs. 🌞🌊🌴🌞🌊🌴🌞🌊🌴 Now booking at my new L. A. location @collectivehair You can call , book online or message me ! #makeovermonday #hairtransformation #haircut #modernshag #curtainbangs #coolhair #hairbrained #hairideas #bohemianstyle #lahair #lahairstylist #seattlehair #behindthechair #bumbleandbumble #davines #randco #oribe #modernsalon #americansalon #razorcut #frenchgirlhair
Medium-length razor cut with curtain bangs. The waves give this hairstyle an extra texture and volume.
This silver-gray bob with an angled and wind-swept finish is incorporated with blunt bangs.
Short to mid-length, wavy bob tousled to perfection. This style is great for casual days, if you want to look effortlessly stylish.
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A short and sharp bob cut incorporated with blunt bangs. This type of hairstyle looks better on dark hair since it is oozing with edginess.
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Tousled cut with balayage highlights and blunt bangs. The sharp bangs complement the messy and slightly-layered cut.
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Platinum blonde with an icy tone and a tousled finish. It also has blunt bangs for added effect.
Long and black hair arranged into a messy bun. The tousled look is incorporated with straight, blunt bangs to balance out the overall finish.
Medium-length, wavy blonde hair with side bangs tousled lightly to achieve a wind-swept effect.
I can't believe I haven't uploaded this one yet! I love the messy milkmaid braids I did here paired with Sierras fresh clean skin! Makeup by @makeupbymelissakeryn Photographer Katie Weyers. #milkmaidbraid #milkmaidbraids #messyhair #flyaway #flyaways #photoshoot #photography #beauty #beautyshot #makeup #makeupartist #detroitmakeupartist #michiganmakeupartist #freshskin #cleanskin #cleanmakeup #brows #browsfordays #bushybrows #brushedupbrows
A brunette with a messy milkmaid braid. Her subtle, "no makeup" makeup look and bushy eyebrows complement the grungy finish. This hairstyle simply explains how messy can turn into classy when done properly.
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Teased and tousled blonde hair arranged into a milkmaid braid. This one is wearable even on casual days.
Last April 2016, Lena Headey looking fun and playful at the Milk + Bookies Story Time Celebration with her short hairstyle incorporated with a printed green bandana.
Lena Headey sporting side-swept, layered bangs and teased hairstyle at the Pride And Prejudice and Zombies Premiere last JAnuary 21, 2016.
Lena Headey's semi-tousled upstyle and razor-cut, side-swept bangs at the Season 6 Premiere of Game of Thrones last April 10, 2016.
Ronda 🇪🇸♥ hair of the day : Messy fishtail braids . . . . #fishtailbraid #fishtail #hair #hairstyle #hairtylist #hotd #braids #braidstyles #diy #diybraids #diyhair #pelo #peinados #peinadora #estilista #hairblog #hairblogger #travel #travelling #viajar #europa #españa #autopeinado #trenzas #trenzaespiga #instahair
Two messy fishtail braids, a cap, minimal makeup and some casual clothes for that everyday stylish look.
13 Types of Tousled Hair Cuts for Women
1. Tousled Hair from Overnight Braids
Usually, braids when left overnight produce curls. However, if you are not planning to use hair cosmetics for a naturally tousled look, you can achieve it with braids. Make around 10 braids around your head and do not remove them as you sleep. In the morning, you can remove them and simply run your fingers through your hair. You now have that messy style that you can readily flaunt.
2. Blonde Tousled Locks
If you have a blonde hair, you can easily achieve that tousled look you mostly see on celebrities. You may usually see ones that have been professionally tousled where they use hair gel and curling iron. To get this kind of look, you can simply ask your hairdresser. One great thing about this tousled style is that they can last at least one whole day.
3. Tousled Hair with Highlights
If you have locks with highlights, they can help make tousling more attractive. The problem with this style though is that your messy hair can conceal those other colors. It works if that is what you are aiming for but it is always more appealing to have those beautiful hues out in plain sight. You can achieve this look when you mind how you separate those hair strands. Have each strand grouped with only one color so even though your hair is messy, it will still look neat.
4. The Curly Tousle
Usually, curly tousles are a result of serious work. You can talk to your hairdresser to get this wonderful effect, or you can use some methods that involve curling iron and some hair gel, which you will mostly apply at the top part of your hair. This way, you will get those perfect curls on your head then just let the bottom part be all messy.
5. Windblown Hairstyle
This haircut will give you a tousled look the natural way or with the help of a professional. This style works excellently for women with fine, straight hair. The windblown hairstyle can be achieved even when you do not use hairsprays or without a long barber session, which makes it great for everyone. You can create this look in the comfort of your home.
6. Minor Tousle
Tousling does not always have to involve all your hair. You can leave the whole length of your hair and just work on both the left and right sides of your locks. Aim to create the effect on the sides or just the bottom part of your hair. Although the hairstyle will look a little bit softer than what you are used to with a tousled appearance, it will still be as effective.
7. Tousled Hair for Short, Fine Hair
If you have thin or fine hair, you can create volume with short tousled haircuts. You can use this style to conceal sparse and spacey spots in your head. To have this type of haircut, you need to wash your hair first with shampoo and conditioner. Use products that will give you a tidy yet voluminous base, which will aid in the attaining the look you are going for.
The next step is to prep your hair with a spray that will protect your hair from heat since you will use a blow dryer before you style the strands. You will also need a round hairbrush for flipping the hair outward, which is the secret to creating the tousled effect.
8. Short, Wavy Hair Tousling
For those with wavy hair and want to go for a tousled haircut, it is a bit easier for them than those with fine and straight hair. Therefore, it is quite easy to achieve the look. Simply wash your hair and use a wave-defining cream to emphasize those curls you already have. It usually works better when applied with damp hair.
Let your hair dry without using a blow dryer. Also, do not use a comb to fix your hair; instead use your fingers to add more texture to your style.
9. Thick Tousled Hair
Meanwhile, if your hair is short and yet it is quite thicker than most girls’ locks, the process is not that difficult, which is the good news. However, getting there can be quite a challenge. When done right, you will get a bouncy and luscious hairstyle. To begin, get a heat protectant before you use a hair wand or a curling iron. Make sure to be careful when using the tool. At the same time, curling your hair away from your face can give you a tousled effect.
Set the hairstyle using a hairspray that supports a strong hold for your locks. It will keep your hair in place while letting the waves stay put even during a windy day.
10. Messy Side Part
Part your hair at the center of your head and have both left and right sides have messy curly waves. The result is a sexy look that is unkempt but still attractive. One great thing about this styling is that you never have to use any product or even a curling tool.
11. The Ombre Spikes
If you have really short hair, such as a pixie cut, it does not mean you cannot get that trendy tousled look. In truth, you can easily create spike-like curls by simply using your fingers for the styling process. You will, of course, have to wet your hair after you have applied a mousse or a hair gel. Achieve that rebel look with blunt spikes that showcase the true essence of a pixie cut.
12. Subtle Disheveled Look
This hairdo presents a youthful touch to any woman. Have some fine bangs, along with the crumpled layers at the bottom of the hair to complete the disheveled style.
13. Fringed Soft Curls
Surprise everyone with a cute, uncombed style. Pair your curly bangs with some loose curls that will give you a soft yet adorable look. Even though it is a messy hairstyle, you can wear it for formal events.
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!