7 Super Cute Messy Braid Hairstyles

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I’m in the process of growing out my hair. My hair has been an angled, layered, long bob for years. Since I have a lot of thin hair, that hairstyle has always seemed to do the trick.

Oh, and the sideswept bang has been a staple of mine since my early college days. After years of having my brother make fun of my forehead, I had a couple cocktails one night, handed my college suitemate a pair of scissors, and asked her to cut me sideswept bangs. Yes, you have to love liquid courage. After styling them, I took one look in the mirror and knew that the sideswept bangs were here to stay.

Fast forward a few years down the road when I met my then-boyfriend/now-husband. I got the courage (probably thanks to a few cocktails, again) to pin back my bangs. After he took one look at me without my sideswept bangs, a big smile crossed his face as he walked over and kissed my forehead. I knew he was a keeper. He loves my forehead and asked me to pin back my bangs every chance he can get. I sort of look at my bangs as a comfort blanket. Is that strange?

I’ve never been one to shy away from hair color. I have played around with different hair lengths. I always look at my hair as a thing that will just grow back if I don’t like a cut. I’ve never been one to spend hours at the salon. I’ve gone months and months and months without getting a hair cut. Oh, and for the past four years, I decided to avoid coloring my hair to bring me back to my roots … literally. For years I kept fighting the subtle red natural highlights in my hair. And then, poof. Four years ago I decided that I actually loved my natural hair color. Go figure.

Yes, one might say that I’m a total tomboy and I’m quite alright with that.

However, I’ve been wanting a change in my hairstyle for a little while now. Do I go lighter? Should I add highlights? Should I chop it again? Or, should I grow it out? And then that’s when I came across so many super cute braid hairstyles. I have Pinterest to thank for that.

So, I’ve decided to grow out my hair. I’m at that funky in-between stage where I either need to get it cut or grin and bear it until it grows a few more inches. It’s taking a lot of willpower to not race to the salon to get a few inches chopped off.

7 Super Cute Messy Braid Hairstyles

In order to maintain my willpower, I’m sharing 7 super cute braid hairstyles that will give me just the motivation I need to let my hair continue to grow out so that one day I, too, can sport one of these super cute looks.

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via Pretty Designs

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via Green Wedding Shoes

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via Sincerely Kinsey

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via Coiffure

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via Makeup Tutorials

What’s your favorite hairstyle?

First photo via Unsplash.

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