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There’s a new texture trend emerging, it seems, almost by accident. The combination of air drying, shine-enhancing products, and lighter, fluid cuts is creating glossy, separated, stringy texture. The look mimics the way hair ribbons after being blown about by a blustery day. It’s more controlled than frizz, but has the same cool, un-done quality. Learn to create this fun new texture in the style notes. ––  Laura Martin

Step: Massage a handful of styling whip into roots, then scrunch a handful of cream whip into ends. Allow hair to air dry, or diffuse to enhance and expand texture.

Step: Mist ends with shine spray and use finger to break up curls. Spray roots with quick bursts of refinish, adding matte texture and volume.

Step: Mist a section of ends with fierce, then tousle to create separation. Repeat until distinct ribbons emerge. Continue to spray and tousle throughout all remaining hair.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter  @LarMarStyle 

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