Embrace Messy Hair

My hair has arrived at that awkward, in-between length, where I can’t quite decide whether to go short again or continue to let it grow. Caroline Ventura‘s series of manageable hair tutorials for Cup of Jo has been the perfect solution for my predicament. I especially love how unfussy each hairstyle is – perfect for someone who seriously embraces messy hair!

(via Cup of Jo; tutorials from top left: braided crown, chestnut bungibson rollmermaid tail braid, braided top bun, pretzel braidthree twisted buns, messy side ponytail)

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  1. Jaeger wrote:

    ugh I wish I could do cool stuff with my hair!

    http://youngandimpressionablee.blogspot.com.au/

    xx

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  2. Some of us don’t have a choice, our messy hair has embraced us. 😉

    xoxo
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  3. lovely hair options!

    pink.lemon.in.crystal

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  4. Messy curly hair are the best!
    And I am not telling that because that are my hair. No… no… but the are! 😀

    A new blog that needs a little love:  In Whirl of Inspiration

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  5. Lovely photos. My hair is also in the in-between phase and I’m letting i grow 🙂

    http://stainsofpaint.blogspot.com/

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  6. Erin wrote:

    Hi, Erica!
    Glad to see those cool hair tuts, the Gibson roll is quite difficult~ gotta try again. 🙂

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  7. I love those tutorials! The messy pony tail is my fave!

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  8. rory wrote:
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  9. Hannah wrote:

    ooohh i love the multiple braids in one hairstyle! I would love to find a tutorial on that!

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  10. Hrm, wonder what I can do with my new short haircut.. Nothing? 🙁
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  11. azrakun wrote:

    Very Lovely.. I’ve been having the same problem. Cup of Jo is a great read!

    http://www.azrakunworld.com

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  12. Yak Man wrote:

    omg, I’m gonna try this 😀

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  13. Jo wrote:

    It’s really pretty, buy I have to tell you, that length is not problematic AT ALL. I’ve had a “young Mia Farrow” length for about two years and now I want to let it grow again…which has been a true nightmare u.u it would be nice that you uploaded tips for short hair :3

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  14. Christine wrote:

    I just cut my hair a couple of weeks ago, and didn’t regret them at all, but looking at these make me wish my hair is a little longer to try these out!

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  15. I’m loving all this hair inspiration – will have to try some of these styles some time! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  16. Miss K wrote:

    i like the fourth photo!

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  17. Janell wrote:

    My hair does whatever it wants no matter what I try to do to it. And aside from the days where it goes reverse-mullet, it’s been more pleasant to do nothing and let it be messy. xD That said, even with my longish hair, only the last one would be doable for me.

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  18. Wish my hair was long enough to do so. xoxo
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  19. Aly Kaye wrote:

    Love the messy look! Always an accomplishment when you can make messiness look purposeful and beautiful. I’ve got that awkward length going on as well and these styles will work to my advantage, thanks!

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  20. McKenzie wrote:

    Thanks for the different ideas! They are great!

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  21. Lilli wrote:

    Thats so cool. I like them all. =) messy hair forever 😉

    Lg, Lilli

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  22. This is probably the greatest body of hair tutorials! I’m helpless with inspiration for my hair and this is just awesome!

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  23. amanda wrote:

    ahh perfect hair!! love them all!!
    xox
    amanda

    http://www.lovenycstyle.com

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  24. Samira wrote:

    how beautiful!!!

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  25. June wrote:

    I wish I could do all those things to my hair, but unfortunately curly hair is a bit difficult to tame…

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  26. Molly wrote:

    ooh ooh I like it! 😉

    http://mollyeeb.blogspot.com/

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  27. beautiful harido!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  28. Sydney wrote:

    the picture at the bottom left is my favourite!

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  29. Judy wrote:

    My hair is that same strange length right now..
    So thanks for the inspiration 😉
    I love the knotty one at the bottom, that looks so cool

    http://by-judy.blogspot.com/

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  30. Casey wrote:

    I tried the fishtail braid, so easy and looked awesome! I got so many compliments!

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  31. gos wrote:

    Wonderful looks! naturally beautiful. Look forward to trying them ourselves xox

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  32. My hair is always messy, I have kind of decided it’s just my thing. THe once a month I go to hairdresser, I look like different person after blow dry. I am ok with the messy, plop on my head and have a few (sometimes more than a few) around my face………….I don’t mind it

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  33. Dale Chong wrote:

    I love this! These are all gorgeous.

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  34. belinda wrote:

    I totally love the last pair of photos… they make hair styling look so relaxing and fresh!
    Great post!

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  35. belinda wrote:

    The second pair were also very well done.

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  36. renia wrote:

    Loving it! Sharing it!

    http://reniamet.blogspot.com

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  37. Amy wrote:

    Gorgeous! I love a cup of jo blog!

    xo

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  38. meixii wrote:

    I’ve been trying to achieve some wicked messed updos like this. However due to the nature of my hair (straight), it makes these styles really hard to achieve 🙁

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  39. meixii wrote:

    Love the first 4 styles a lot 🙂

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  40. Maya wrote:

    I don’t think we can talk about messy hair without talking about French actress Astrid Berges Frisbey, who has rocked the ‘straight out of bed’ hair on the runway countless times.
    Here’s a fancier example she’s done:
    http://www.style.com/beauty/beautycounter/2012/03/the-girl-with-the-chanel-fine-jewelry-in-her-hair/

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  41. enigmas wrote:

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this website. I am hoping the same high-grade website post from you in the upcoming also.

    8.25.13
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  42. Isabell wrote:

    So cute! Even frizzy hair would look stunning ! 🙂

    6.30.14
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