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Messy hair tutorial


The organised mess

A carefree, organised mess.

This short and messy hairstyle is really versatile. It doesn’t need one type of hair to work, either curly or straight hair can rock this look. 

This messy haircut only needs some product like Messy Look: Matte Gel and a bit of personality for it to work to its full potential.

No need to go over this with a blow-dryer, making sure every individual hair is perfectly placed. This ruffled-up do encourages a wild and carefree attitude. 

If you want to go for the full rugged look, team your messy haircut with stubble or a full-on beard. 

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How it began

The history

Short, messy hair goes hand in hand with the young beatnik poets of the 1950s, who sported roughed-up, unkempt looks during this phase. Literary genius puts you above things like brushing your hair.

A guy with messy hair and round glasses.

Re-touchable and re-workable, all day long: the organised mess is all about getting in there and roughing things up. 

Kieron Webb - The London Barber

Learn the fundamentals


Learn the fundamentals

  • 01


    Towel dry your hair until it’s damp. Dry hair or soaking wet won’t work. 

  • 02


    Evenly coat your hands with Messy Look: Matte Gel.

  • 03


    Squeeze Messy Look: Matte Gel through your hair to help define and encourage the texture.

  • 04


    Go over your hair with a hair-dryer to reshape. Add more product to get really wild and messy.