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Messy Braid

Messy braid hairstyles are among the most romantic, feminine hairstyles around, like this high-volume look. The mussed effect comes from braiding the hair and then pulling it out to create a style with a messy, hazy outline but one that still looks as if it’s under control. When working with fine hair, applying hairspray to the roots and teasing slightly before styling can add extra lift, volume and texture. When braiding, it’s good to embrace the wild side of this look and let a few strands fall out here and there; you can always fix any with bobby pins later if you need to. When the braid is complete, pull it out and then roll it between your hands for yet more texture and then fix in place with a generous amount of hairspray.

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