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Messy Hair Tutorial

Style Story

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 Lynx Styling Urban Matt 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 hairdo 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.

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 hair brushing.

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

  • Dry


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

  • Coat


    Evenly coat your hands with Lynx Styling Urban Matt Gel.

  • Define


    Squeeze Lynx Styling Urban Matt Gel through your hair to help define and encourage the texture.

  • Mess


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