tousled hair

Many of us love tousled hair because there’s no pressure. No need to keep everything in place totally perfectly. You actually want your hair to be messy and out of place. A little beachy or a bit windblown are things that you’re looking for when getting your hair into its tousled state. However, there is an art to messing up your hair in the correct way. Every time you see a model or celebrity looking perfectly disheveled you know there’s a pro behind it. To learn how to get perfectly imperfect strands, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

One. At night, apply a dollop of styling whip to damp hair and braid. When you wake up, undo braid and gently tease and tousle hair.

Two. Apply shine luxe oil to your hands and twist and twirl sections of your hair. The oil will help give the sections bend. It’ll also help smooth out excess fly-aways.

Three. Use a curling wand to curl only some sections of your hair and not your entire head. Part your hair as you desire and pick up small sections and curl them in opposite directions. Curls won’t be uniform and will look undone.

Four. If you have curly hair and want a more tousled look, rake fingers through curls from roots to ends to undo them and gently shake your hair from underneath to give it movement. Set with primp.

Five. Scrunch hair with a little bit of wave mist or dry shampoo. A product with some hold will help keep hair in a scrunched state without it falling flat.


Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group

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