According to hairstylist Kate Bryan, medium or long curly hair works best for this style. (If you need to curl your hair, use a small-barrel curling iron; Bryan recommends one-inch. Click here for Bryan’s thorough instructions on how to curl hair with a curling iron
.) To get the desired messy effect, you want a little texture to your hair. For that reason, “second-day” hair works well, or you can spritz dry shampoo or a texture spray around the bottom of your hair. Fluff your hair with your fingers. Tease it if you need to: The bigger the better to begin with.
Read on for the step-by-step how-tos, or click here to see the video tutorial
for the Side Updo With a Twist.