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Trend Alert: The California-Casual Messy Loop

This casual hairstyle (not to be mistaken for the classic loopy bun) has been seen on the likes of Kate Hudson, Lauren Conrad and Jennifer Garner this week alone. What was once regarded as a messy and unkempt updo is actually très chic nowadays. It's popular because of its practicality. It's a great way to get your hair off your face and neck for sports or just for a stroll during the hot Summer days.

It's easy to achieve, too. To find out how to create this California casual hairstyle,


Simply pull all of your hair back in a high ponytail. Before you loop a snag-less elastic around your hair for the second or third time (depending on how thick your hair is), do not pull hair all of the way through — only pull it halfway through. This will create a loose loop. If your hair is layered, pieces of hair should fall, as will any wisps or short bangs — which is what makes this style so relaxed.

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chez chez 8 years
thats awesome. my lazy day hair style is now a trend.
hula hula 8 years
I know a number of you have posted similar replies... But this is a "trend alert???" I've been wearing my hair like this since 1994. It's been popular/common for a long time, what makes it trendy now?
raieven raieven 8 years
lol i did this as well as the 'messy bun' in high school and everyone was jockin'.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
This isn't something I'd wear out of the house really, plus my hair is too long and heavy and the loop always flops down anyway. I'd say that it looks cute on Kate but it looks casual on Jen and messy on Lauren.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
I have been doing this for years, except I have curly hair, so I turn the bun over after my last twist of the tie to make the under hair stick up and out of the bun on the top of my head instead of being under the bun. I make it a little curly/spikey and go. It looks MUCH better than this sloppier style.
gigill gigill 8 years
I do this when I'm having a bad hair day because my hair is a bit wavy/curly I can't seem to get the nice spiky effect that straight-haired girls (like LC) pull off. I'm jealous!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
It looks cute on Kate.
sashak sashak 8 years
Um, how is this a trend? Or an actual style? I always thought it was more of a "get my hair out of my face" thing. I mean, I "style" my hair like this when I vaccuum...
any any 8 years
i do this when is hot... or when im sleeping!:S
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
It's much nicer when you actually BRUSH your hair before throwing it up.
ErinMarie79 ErinMarie79 8 years
If I wear my hair in a messy bun I always put a cute headband in to class it up a bit. I have long, naturally curly/wavy dark hair, and I almost always get compliments on my hair when it's up like that.
fathihasweer fathihasweer 8 years
in our country only mums do that even they are ditching that style...........and i have hair thats too short do that even at home so i just put it in a high.........really high ponytail..........
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
To think I'm following a trend when I have my hair up as I wash my face, :rotfl: . This is a go-to casual look around the house however I would never wear it out, just too sloppy.
motherof3 motherof3 8 years
I wore my hair like this today. It was 110 degrees here and there was no way I was going to leave my hair down.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I wear my hair like this all the time. It's like this right now!
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
Sounds good to me. so easy. LC can work anything. I love her style
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
Please shoot me if I'm to ever leave the house looking like such a slob!
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
This girl at my job does this everyday to work. I do it when i'm cleaning the house or working out. I never thought of it as a trendy style.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
I remember seeing this in "Seventeen" many years ago...I can't pull it off though. Maybe now my hair's a bit shorter I may be able to......
neonbee neonbee 8 years
I have my hair like this only at home and at the gym...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I always wear my hair like this when I'm bumming around...
xoxoxx xoxoxx 8 years
How the fuck is this a trend? I'm all with wadewifey. I do this and I get called a lazy ass. Smack on Conrad and all of a sudden she's Jesus. There's definitely NOTHING trendy about this crap.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
When I do it people say I look like a hot mess but when they do it, it's the trend. God I hate hollywood.
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