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Messy Waves: Deconstructed vs Polished

The runway is currently awash with different messy waved hairstyles. Catch the wave by checking out these two variations: the deconstructed messy wave and the polished messy wave.

The deconstructed messy wave

The hairstyle: Like its beachy wave cousin, the deconstructed messy wave is a lived-in hairstyle. To create this easy going feeling, the hair is casually centre parted and wavy sections are added through the mid lengths with little regard to their uniformity.

The style: As far as casual daytime looks go, this one checks all the boxes. It's a no-fuss hairstyle that requires minimal upkeep. Accordingly, your styling should match this aesthetic – daytime printed dresses or even just a jeans and a t-shirt would be the perfect match for this look.

What the editors say: This is a look for girls who prefer a low maintenance hairstyle as the aesthetic is loose and undone. If you feel like the hairstyle starts to fall flat during the day, give it a quick refresh by spritzing on a texturizing spray like and tousling the waves with your fingers.

The polished messy wave

The hairstyle: The idea of a messy wave being polished may seem contradictory, but this hairstyle strikes the elusive balance. The secret is all in the details – each section is identically curled, while the deep side part and brushed out texture adds to the ease of the look.

The style: Take that weekend vibe into your everyday style with this version of a messy wave. The structure of this look makes it a great styling option for either work or a casual evening affair - just add a fitted blazer and a fab pair of heels.

What the editors say: Thought the messy wave was too casual for your style? Think again! A little patience and care during the styling process is all that's needed to achieve this polished version of the messy wave. The tricky part of undone hairstyles is ensuring they last the distance, so set the style with to assist with longevity.

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