32 Messy & Chic Short Hairstyle Inspirations You'll Love

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Get ready to embrace the untamed allure of messy and chic short hairstyles as we delve into the expert advice of renowned hairstylist, Linda Miller. With her vast experience, Linda offers insightful tips, tricks, and recommendations that cater to various hair textures and face shapes, ensuring you find the ideal messy short hairstyle that suits your unique features.

Embracing Your Natural Texture

For those with straight hair, Linda advises, “Start by applying a volumizing mousse or root lift spray to damp hair. Then use a round brush to blow-dry the roots for lift.” To create a soft, wavy look, she recommends curling the ends with a 1-inch curling iron and using a texture spray for added dimension.

Mastering Messy Waves for Curly Hair

If your hair is naturally curly, Linda suggests using a leave-in conditioner to nourish and define your curls. “To achieve a more piecey look, apply a small amount of styling cream or pomade to your ends,” she adds. For added texture and hold, consider a lightweight hairspray or dry texture spray.

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Linda Miller


Linda Miller is a seasoned expert in the hair industry with over 12 years of experience, currently serving as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of our website. Her journey in the field began after graduating from the University of Houston, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. Linda's extensive knowledge and expertise have been instrumental in shaping the editorial direction of our site. Her work and insights have been recognized and featured in various prominent platforms. Beyond her editorial responsibilities, Linda is passionate about sharing her knowledge and engaging with our readers. Connect with Linda on LinkedIn for the latest trends and advice in hair care. For any inquiries or hair-related questions, reach out to her at [email protected].