A quick messy braided hairstyle


Since I’m off today, I didn’t wash my hair. There was no point in putting effort into it when I was just going to be cleaning the house, cleaning out the car, cooking a bit, and going to the gym. Plus I try to give my hair a break every once in awhile. 🙂

So, I saw this tutorial on Pinterest for a french braid on one side, but it was left down. I just gathered mine up in a mess, wrapped a clear rubber band around it twice and pulled a few hairs loose in front.

super quick, super easy, but a little bit more interesting than just a ponytail!

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Comments (83)

  1. Kristen says
    Posted August 23, 2011

    So cute!

    • amy says
      Posted May 12, 2014

      Do you have a tutorial video on the quick messy braided hairstyle??

    • Posted September 6, 2016

      What a cutee!

    • naa says
      Posted January 23, 2018

      Amazing hairstyles!

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      Posted January 23, 2018

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  2. Kandyce says
    Posted August 23, 2011

    Love this!! Will be attempting this tomorrow!

    • Anonymous says
      Posted March 23, 2012

      i’m doing it today

      • mattie says
        Posted July 11, 2014

        can you do a braided headband tutorial

  3. Aileen says
    Posted August 23, 2011

    this is adorable!

  4. Posted August 23, 2011

    Cute! Will have to try this sometime 🙂

  5. Anonymous says
    Posted August 31, 2011

    Thank you for posting all of this! Now, maybe you can do some tutorials for make-up application 😉 That would be fab!

    • Anonymous says
      Posted March 23, 2012


  6. Posted September 2, 2011

    Super cute! I’ll have to try this out!

  7. sj says
    Posted September 30, 2011

    Thanks for all of your tutorials 🙂
    What are your tips on washing/not washing your hair? I have always had better success with my hair when I wash it at night & style it in the morning (my hair is fine, non-permanent colored dark brown, and naturally wavy/curly but very easy to straighten). When I wear my hair curly it often looks better the next day (dirty) & when I wear it straight it looks great on day 2 in the morning, but is often quite oily by noon, or earlier. Love to have your thoughts.

    • Anonymous says
      Posted September 14, 2012

      Dry shampoo is gods gift to oily haired girls. You can get it sallys, walmart or ulta. you just spray it in and brush it out. Its amazing

  8. Posted October 1, 2011

    Sj: I think it’s different for each person. If you are able to go a few days without washing, great! If you have to wash everyday, just use a good conditioner and good products to keep your hair soft and healthy!

  9. Katie says
    Posted October 5, 2011

    Can you do this with bangs?

  10. Posted October 5, 2011

    Katie: absolutely!

  11. claudia says
    Posted October 6, 2011

    Saw you on pinterest! love this!
    Trying this hairstyle this weekend



    • Posted July 8, 2020

      OMG I saw this on pinterest too! Sorry just had to respond because we both saw it in the same place LOL

  12. Posted October 15, 2011

    I found you on pinterest… this is so cute and simple. Love it!

  13. Posted October 24, 2011

    Love! I’m your newest follower. Found your blog on pinterest.


  14. Rachel says
    Posted November 4, 2011

    How do you do the bun? Its really cute and i can never do really cute buns.

  15. MeganBacon says
    Posted November 8, 2011

    I really enjoy your tutorials. I am not a hair person at all, but I am going to try this. Thanks!

  16. Anonymous says
    Posted November 20, 2011

    The link for the tutorial is no longer working 🙁

  17. Posted November 20, 2011

    @Anonymous: there isn’t a video tutorial for this style yet. Sorry!

  18. Stacey says
    Posted November 28, 2011

    I love your videos – any chance you can do this in a video? It really does help to see you do it. 🙂 Thanks so much!

  19. Anonymous says
    Posted December 5, 2011

    How do you get that volume? I can never seem to figure it out, other than teasing like crazy, but after all my teasing it just looks like a birds nest. Any suggestions on products to use? A how-to video would be great 🙂

  20. Anonymous says
    Posted December 6, 2011

    Thanks for all the great tips!!

  21. Posted December 7, 2011

    Just found your blog and have it book marked now- love all of the hairstyle tutorials- especially this type. Thanks!

  22. kristi says
    Posted December 16, 2011

    i love reading all of your blogs. i like to see what is new everyday:)

  23. Hannah says
    Posted December 21, 2011

    I love this blog! My neighbor sent me your blog address and I have done every one of your styles and I love them!! They are so cute but by far you make them look the best!! Thanks for all of you tutorials!!!

  24. Anonymous says
    Posted January 8, 2012

    Did you put baangs into the braid?

  25. Anonymous says
    Posted January 11, 2012

    I just did this for church and I liked it so much I did it again on Monday for work. 🙂 got tons of compliments. The only thing I did different. is I braided it the night before which made it slightly wavy.

  26. Posted January 13, 2012

    Would LOVE a video tutorial on this 🙂

  27. Posted January 17, 2012

    Great hair styles they are so cute yet easy to do at home without having to be a stylist.

  28. HHRose says
    Posted February 3, 2012

    I’d also like a video on this, when you have time. I can’t figure out what to do with the braid while you’re gathering the rest of your hair into a bun.

  29. Anonymous says
    Posted February 7, 2012

    I agree about a video or something.. I absolutely SUCK at doing my own hair and js seeing a picture doesn’t help bc idk what the heck I’m doing! 🙁

  30. Posted February 13, 2012

    so how did you do it? I clicked on the link for the pinterest tutorial but it said the page was missing. I love this look but haven’t been able to make my hair do it, I’m thinking I am just not doing it right. Help 🙂

  31. Posted February 14, 2012

    Do you do this side french braid the same way you did in the other videos?

  32. Posted February 14, 2012

    Do you do this side french braid the same way you did in the other videos?

  33. Anonymous says
    Posted February 23, 2012

    This link is not working can u add a pic of what the front is suppose to look like please

  34. julie says
    Posted March 23, 2012

    very cute!

  35. Jimi says
    Posted March 26, 2012

    I can’t find the link for this tutorial, I just keep getting an error. Any suggestions of where I might find it?

  36. Posted March 28, 2012

    I’m a work at home mom and am getting sick of the plain old pony tail so I love this idea!! Something to spruce it up a little 🙂 My hair is super straight though and lays really flat on my head, how do you get a little body to it?

  37. Anonymous says
    Posted March 28, 2012

    this is very cute… but how do i do it with super long hair? my hair is down to about my belly button:)

  38. Anonymous says
    Posted April 1, 2012

    it won’t let me get the tutorial! 🙁

  39. Anonymous says
    Posted April 7, 2012

    the tutorial doesn’t work anymore on pinterest 🙁

  40. Unknown says
    Posted May 23, 2012

    i love your blog!! i want to do this hair style but cant find a tutorial… help please!!

  41. Jenni says
    Posted May 28, 2012

    Thank you for recommending the clear Goody hair elastics! I figured my hair was way too long/thick for these, but I had a gift card and decided to pick some up anyway…if it won’t work with a ponytail/bun, I can use it to tie off a braid. I was pleasantly surprised! They work great and have awesome hold, even for long and tick hair! Thanks Kate! : )

  42. sara325 says
    Posted June 3, 2012

    The Pinterest link to the original tutorial isn’t working. 🙁

  43. Jen says
    Posted June 6, 2012

    Ahh yes! I agree I’d love to see a video =] Not sure how I came across your blog but I’m hooked! Thanks for all the helpful hints you give us! Your adorable =] If you get time I think we’d all like to see how you did this!

  44. Posted June 23, 2012

    I love your tutorials!! I’m glad I found this on Pinterest.

  45. Patti says
    Posted June 26, 2012

    Did this today…super easy once I watched your French braid bangs tutorial and your bun tutorial. So glad I clicked through from Pintrest

  46. Shannon says
    Posted July 4, 2012

    Where did the link go on Pinterest? I love your blog, by the way. Thanks for sharing!

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    Posted July 5, 2012

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  48. Posted July 8, 2012

    The pinterest link doesn’t work. 🙁

  49. Sheli22 says
    Posted July 11, 2012

    Love that your hair is this cute to hang around the house and clean. 🙂 Mine so is not.

  50. fashion says
    Posted July 12, 2012

    love ur post ,very cute

  51. Ashley Stewart says
    Posted July 21, 2012

    I love your blog! I have never been able to do anything with my hair for the last 25 years. Thank you so much for making things easy for me!!

  52. Anonymous says
    Posted July 28, 2012

    can you make a tutorial on how to do the braid?

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  54. Posted August 25, 2012

    Video please? The link to the pinterest tutorial doesn’t work ):

  55. Anonymous says
    Posted August 26, 2012

    The video isn’t working. Do you have another link?

  56. Anonymous says
    Posted August 30, 2012

    I did for work looks great in a messes kinda way;)

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  59. Posted December 22, 2012

    So cute I am glad to find these


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  61. Posted March 1, 2013

    Nice effort and nice result.!!!!

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  63. Posted April 1, 2014

    The link doesn’t work. 🙁 also, there’s a nasty admin post on here

  64. April T says
    Posted June 17, 2014

    I tried to follow the link, but it doesn’t work 🙁 I would love to try this style for the gym!

  65. Steph says
    Posted September 24, 2014

    Do u have a video on this?

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    Posted November 17, 2014

    Excellent and informative post. I really love this your hair style and i definitely try it. Having a good hair style that’s very important for a great and attractive look.

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    Posted February 7, 2015

    Love your blog! Super cute with so many fun ideas!

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    Posted February 21, 2015

    So classy look design great work

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