18 October 2010

messy {day 1}

. . . welcome to our week of messiness . . .

life in general can be pretty messy.  life with kids get's even messier.  
yet, we can put a lot of pressure on ourselves to always be {or appear} perfectly put together.  

in an effort to keep from taking things too seriously we are going to spend the week
embracing the mess and finding that day to day life can, in fact, be perfectly messy.

today we're going to hang with kendra {aka drelly} 

who is going to show us messy hair - several ways. 

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first, let's get to know kendra a little better:

her fave....
candy: peanut butter m&m's & heath bars
drink: grande non-fat london fog with whip cream!
place to shop: anthropologie & nordstrom rack
tv show: keeping up with the kardashians
holiday: christmas!!
and believes that:
good things do come in small packages and great things come in shoe boxes!

s h e    a l s o  
a) has really good natural style
b) doesn't take herself too seriously & 
c) hates to brush her hair
which is why i asked her to share some of her messy hairstyle howto's 

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now back to hair.

first, start with a messy base:

add some moose, spray your roots & do some backcombing.

and you get something like this.

then, for the first style:

pull your hair to the top of your head, pin in place, & floof at the roots to get this look.

or {leaving your top pined}:

pull your hair to the side, separate into 3's and braid.


part your hair, twist both sides & pin low in back for this look.  don't forget to floof!


part your hair on the side, grab section and french braid your hair - {only add hair to the braid from your hairline} - secure with pins.

then you can pull your hair back to a low pony and finish it off by wrapping a strand of hair around your rubber band, like so:

or pull back into a messy bun instead {sorry, no pic}.

or {a drelly specialty}:

take random sections of hair, twist and pull back into a messy bun
and get this look,

what do you think?  perfectly, imperfect?

i opted for the messy side twists today:

and love it.
{notice the paint swatch on the wall?  i put it there hoping that my husband would finish the job.  alas, my plan did not work....  it's been there longer then i would like to admit!}

thanks drell, for letting me take a bazillion pictures of you while you style your hair and then slather them all over this post.  it was fun - and i think you should know that tilly has been asking for you today
saying, "weeze.  jelly?"  hope your having a beautiful day!

for all you other fabulously lovely ladies,
what do you think of the messy hairstyles out there?
what style do you like the most?
let us know what you think!

love, peace + hair grease ,


  1. OH how cute! That last one is my fav!!

  2. I am a fan of messy hair {if that means 'not freshly washed'} and I LOVE all of those examples. you'll be seeing the 'french braid side thing' on me tomorrow ...

  3. i just can't decide if it's time to go short again, or let it grow longer to be able to do more of those super fun, yet "messy" styles. they look great on you guys!

  4. I rock the messy bun ALL the time. Love it, cute & easy!! I gotta try the version with the hair twisted back in sections...really fun!

  5. I love the messy hair. Prob because I hate the whole wash-blowdry-velcro roller time suck. My fave is the first look. If only I had a head of hair like that!