One of our favorite things about wearing messy braids is that you don't have to be a master hairstylist to achieve the look. Flyaways, visible bobby pins and frizzy ends often make these braided 'dos look effortlessly gorgeous.
Another added bonus about messy braids is that they don't require a particular hair texture or length. Everyone -- from Kelly Osbourne with her partially shaved head, to Mindy Kaling with her naturally wavy locks -- loves to sport them.
Take a cue from the celebrity messy braid hairstyles below and don't get caught up in creating perfectly polished plaits. Use your imagination and the hairstyling products in the slideshow to make braiding at home even easier.