Like always, Lucy Hale stunned on the red carpet this week, donning a sleek red dress for the Teen Choice Awards. She balanced out her structured dress with a textured, messy side braid that perfectly captured her youthful essence. The braid is a go-to style for the summer, and this disheveled side braid is an ideal, carefree version of the summer classic.

Step: Apply set and style spray to damp hair. Scrunch hair until it is almost dry.

Step: To increase texture, apply Refinish dry shampoo and scrunch some more.

Step: Pull all of the hair to one side and begin loosely braiding. Don’t worry about making it look sleek or exact. Messy is good!

Step: Continue braiding over the shoulder, then tie off with an elastic. Pull out a few random strands if it doesn’t look messy enough. Mist with holding spray.

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