19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas

    Disheveled Neck Length Cut

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @chrisjones_hair

    This is an adorable cut if you’re craving for length yet wanting an easy upkeep and fresh hairstyle. The subtle brunette balayage with a dark root and choppy layers starting from the cheeks all work together in making this short messy hair suitable for any face shape.

    Messy Razor Cut

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @color_by_pelerossi

    This messy short haircut is an excellent to choice when you want to add texture to your straight hair. It’s sassy, easy to style, and can accentuate your best facial features beautifully.

    Short Feminine Quiff

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @tonyahaircandy

    Get a little wild with this cool yet sexy faux hawk style that complements anyone with the confidence to wear it! Complete the messy short hair with your favorite fashion color if you wanna get wilder.

    Messy Chunky Layers

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @nuovosalons

    Going with waves is the easiest way to switch up your hairstyle without much effort. This bob is a perfectly tossed style that ladies who don’t want a high maintenance look would love!

    Messy Hair Layered Everywhere

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @cestlaviebeautyco

    Short messy haircuts like this one shows simplicity and edginess at the same time with how easy-going and effortless it looks like. Going a little past the chin is enough to show much texture that can enhance any haircut.

    Must-Try Short Textured Cut Shag

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @seolahair

    The choppy yet soft ends, a center part, and a simple layering make this messy shag cut easy and cute. It’s a low upkeep modern lived-in short shag haircut that you can wear in any season.

    Wild Wavy Hair

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @laurlaur0404

    You’ll get the best of both worlds with this short yet full of bounce messy haircut that looks so voluminous even with less hair. The cute pastel pink hue makes it even more dimensional and stunning.

    Choppy Fringe

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @tori.hayley.hair

    These textured ends and bangs work perfectly together in providing texture and interest to a simple blonde shoulder-length cut. It’s ideal for women who don’t want to spend much time thinking how to style their hair, as a simple straightening is already enough to make this look fabulous.

    Tousled Pixie

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @hairbyjamie_f

    Q&A with style creator, Jamie Foster
    Hair Artist @ Trichology in Fullerton, CA

    How would you describe this?

    This scruffy hair is a textured pixie that’s bold, yet also feminine. It’s great for all different hair textures, and it’s a low maintenance style for women who don’t like to spend too much time on their hair.

    What’s your best advice?

    Embrace your natural texture for a fun messy look and also incorporate dry shampoo into your routine to enhance volume and avoid limp hair. This messy cut also shows off the facial structure, so if you think your face is “too round” opt for another messy hairstyle.

    Stylish Messy Thin Hair for Over 50

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @chelse_rawhairstudio

    Q&A with style creator, Chelse Fonseca-Wallgren
    Stylist @ Raw Hair Studio in San Antonio, TX


    How would you describe this?

    This is a messy textured pixie with a longer fringe. The greatest thing about this cut is its versatility. This type of cut can be styled in so many different ways to achieve a messy look that can be very conservative/professional to edgy/editorial!

    What’s your best advice?

    This scuffy hair isn’t for a woman who has a round face with a short forehead, or a woman who has a prominent jawline, as this type of cut can highlight those features and create an unbalanced visual. This messy hairstyle for women who have fine and or thin hair and who want more body or volume.

    To style and enhance the pixie cut, towel dry the hair and blast dry the hair using Aveda Pure Abundance Style-Prep spray, which is a thermal protectant and volumizing spray. When the hair is about 80% dry, add Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam, a lightweight mousse, to give the root it’s most lift and complete the blow dry.

    To detail and finish the styling process use Aveda Control Paste to accentuate texture and define pieces to create a more piecey vibe, especially through the fringe. To set it all in place, spray with Aveda Control Force hairspray to give the cut an all-day hold, especially since it can be kind of humid and windy here in South Texas.

    This type of style is perfect for ladies who like a quick morning routine and don’t mind the maintenance of getting a haircut every 4-6 weeks to keep the style.

    Modern and Shaggy

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @renzizgheib

    A modern and shaggy haircut makes an over-the-top style that frames the face well. The shoulder-grazing length is perfect, making the hair fuller and versatile. It looks great with a good deal of texture. So, a salt spray will be the best friend of any lady who wears it.

    Bold Undercut Messy Haircut

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @hairmischiefmanaged

    Q&A with style creator, Cheyenne Orozco
    Licensed Cosmetologist @ JCPenney Salon in Yuma, AZ


    How would you describe this?

    This cut is lived-in and edgy, but still professional. It’s a very modern twist on a short bob with the undercut and messy texture.

    An undercut can help create a better shape and make it easier to style. Many women want to try out really short hairstyles but are too afraid – this gives you the best of both worlds!

    What’s your best advice?

    This cut works best for women with a lot of hair, coarse or fine, that is very customizable for face shapes and hair density. It’s great for on-the-go women because you have half the hairstyle! Use a flat iron to create some loose curls or wear it straight (it’s super cute either way), then finish with a texture spray or rough it up with a pomade to give it that messy hair look.

    The Cutest Pixie Cut with Messy Top

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @christamcneelyhair

    Q&A with style creator, Christa McNeely
    Hairstylist @ MC Hair & Studio MC in Cuyahoga Falls, OH


    How would you describe this?

    This is a pixie cut with a messy top. The entire underneath is undercut close to the head with some length on top to play around with!

    What’s your best advice?

    This tousled haircut is so versatile that it can be adjusted to work with any face shape or hair type! It’s perfect for a messy hair woman who’s looking for a lower maintenance cut, but doesn’t want to sacrifice their style for it! Products are so important for any style and work best when they’re customized for your individual hair type! One key product for this style would be some kind of pomade, balm, or cream at the very end to add definition to the hair strands for a finished, flawless mess.

    Edgy Messy Bob

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @katiewolfehairdesigns_

    Q&A with style creator, Katie Wolfe
    Stylist @ Artistik Image Hair Studio in Myrtle Beach, SC


    How would you describe this?

    This edgy messy bob is perfect for women with rounder faces.

    What’s your best advice?

    The back of the neck is an undercut. This was done because of the thick hair, which made it easier to taper layers in and give it this heightened feature in the back which added more volume for the heavy hair. Then some feathering is done with a razor blade around the edges!

    Choppy Tomboy Cut

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @raineydaystyles

    Q&A with style creator, Nikki Rainey
    Hairstylist / Makeup Artist @ Bob Steele Salon in Roswell, GA


    How would you describe this?

    This is a sassy, effortless, textured pixie! Great for minimal effort and perfect for women who want to wake-up-and-go. Short to long layers give chic and stylish bangs that you can wear in multiple ways. This haircut has tons of texture which adds volume and allows the hair to move in any direction! Great for that messy hair style.

    What’s your best advice?

    When choosing the perfect pixie you must always consider the face shape. Angles, even in hair can be slimming. Thickness and texture can play a huge role in how long or short a cut should be! When showing a picture to your hairdresser look at how thick or thin, coarse or fine, the hair in the picture is. Does it relate to your hair? What do you like about it and what would you change?

    Most messy short hair cuts like this pixie are blown dry using tools as simple as your hands! Styling is quick and easy. Holding the hair dryer blow dry everything on the top and sides towards the face. Using your hands to smooth the hair following the head shape. Everything below blow-dry down.

    Products to use to finish messy hair styles are IGK Broken Dreams texture paste. Take a pea size amount starting out and rub in your palms and fingertips. This paste has a dry feeling to the touch but actually has argon oil which helps to condition the hair. But, also it is oil absorbing and can make a style last longer! Start by applying to the root with a scalp rubbing motion to create volume and lift. Then apply to mid-lengths and ends to set the intended style.

    Jaw Length Shag

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @maygovintage

    Q&A with style creator, Mayara Goulart
    Hairdresser & Make-up Artist @ Studio Vintage in Sao Paolo, Brazil


    How would you describe this?

    This is a modernized channel with light layers (Urban Cut) which is much requested in the salons nowadays. Short hair is a trend no more, but a movement! This styling is finished with hand drying and a slight touch of the Babyliss just at the tips.

    What’s your best advice?

    This cut is for a modern woman who owns an easy beauty, who wants a ready, fast, and practical messy cut for every day.

    For straight hair or natural waves, emphasized the vertical lines of the cut for a more elongated shape.

    Try before and after drying the Perfect Me by Wella which gives a soft fixing and a touch of amazing shine to the hair. It’s versatile and the best product for easy styling.

    Best for Messy Thick Hair

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @whosyourdaddydavid

    Q&A with style creator, David Stiefel
    Stylist @ Liberated Salon in Los Angeles, CA


    How would you describe this?

    This is a modern shag pixie that works best on messy thick hair. It was cut with a razor wet and then rough-dried it. Then it was slid cut through it to give it more layering and texture. Use some sea salt spray and a medium hold wax to bring out the texture and give it that messy definition. It’s also a great cut for lightened hair as it’s easy to bring and out and see all the shag elements to this cut.

    What’s your best advice?

    It’s a fun messy style that’s very easy to style you can either blow dry or let it air dry and just use a little product to tousle and go. Styling it is as easy as 5-10 minutes. It’s great for lightened hair and thick hair as the layering takes out a lot of weight.  A perfect cut for women that love that bedhead style.

    Perfectly Messy for Fine Hair

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @illusion_r

    Q&A with style creator, Rudy Pacheco
    Color Correction & Balayage Specialist / Co-owner @ Tangerine Hair Studio in San Jose, CA


    How would you describe this?

    This is a fun and sassy a short haircut. A lot of women think that short hair could be boring, but the possibilities are endless!

    Ask for a slight undercut to remove the unnecessary bulk in the back without having a “stacked” style. It really does posh this haircut.

    What’s your best advice?

    If you’re wondering how to style messy hair, first get some styling products. Think texture. Try Kevin Murphy: Body.Builder and Bedroom.Hair.

    As for the face, any woman can have short hair, but there are a few things to consider. If you’re wider on the cheekbone or jawbone area, try to keep the length past the chin with now face-framing layers. It elongates the face creating that perfect oval shape everyone wants.

    Cute Curly Mess

    19 Cutest Short Messy Hair Ideas
    @colette.does.pretty

    Q&A with style creator, Colette Grampre
    Master Stylist @ Ginger Salon in Portland, OR


    How would you describe this?

    This curly mess is effortless, modern, and feminine. The cut is a basic square shape on top, styled asymmetrically, with shorter length throughout the sides and back considered undercut.

    This messy hairstyle is noticeable and will turn heads! People will deem you’re having a good hair day even when you may feel the contrary.

    What’s your best advice?

    Let your hair be wild and free. Hair grows a little every day, therefore your hairstyle changes a little every day. Embrace the change. This cut is perfect for low daily maintenance.

    You can just wash and go! For women with short, curly fine hair, use a lightweight mouse and if you have thicker hair use a curl defining creme. Try using a spray wax instead of hairspray to lock in the style, as it’s great for all hair textures. If you don’t mind spending a few minutes on styling, blow-dry using a diffuser attachment, then add some different size curls using your choice of hot tool. This cut really does look great on a lot of women but most flattering if you have a diamond, oval, or round face shape.