Simply pull your hair back into a ponytail without combing and tug a few strands out for an effortlessly tousled look.
Before securing your ponytail, tease the hair at the crown for a little added volume and lift.
Instead of centering it, position your ponytail off to one side. Pull out some face-framing strands for a soft touch.
Tie your ponytail at the nape of your neck and then gently tug at the hair above the tie, creating a relaxed and voluminous effect.
Add a loose braid to one side of your hair or braid a section within the ponytail, combining structure with the messiness.
Once you've secured your messy ponytail, take a strand from underneath and wrap it around the base, hiding the elastic. Secure with a pin beneath the ponytail.
Create two ponytails – one at the top and one at the bottom. Join them together for added volume and a more intricate, yet still messy, appearance.