We spend a good chunk of our mornings wrapping our hair around a curling iron trying to get those perfectly loose, tousled waves. We've got the method down to a science and could probably do it with our eyes closed, but, being beauty editors, we're always open to a styling curveball that will switch up our current routine and perhaps even replace it. Today, we just may have spotted that curveball. Keep scrolling to find out what it is!
At Tanya Taylor's F/W 16 show, we were entranced backstage by the models' messy textured waves. But upon further inspection, not a single curling iron was being used. We watched carefully while the stylists twisted the hair while roughing it up, creating what lead stylist Allen Wood calls a "frayed rope" technique. "The inspiration was a girl with disheveled hair that’s been slightly frayed from napping in the grass of a secret garden. To get the look, we’re hand-drying a rough, matte texture into the hair," says Wood.
To get the look, Wood dampened strands with Bumble and Bumble Prep (£18). For girls with naturally silky, straight hair, he also applied a new product launching in April called Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry, but on all other hair types he used one of our favorite products, Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (£22). Next, Wood twisted the hair into sections and hit them with the blow dryer until they were thoroughly dry. Once all sections were dried, he roughed them up with his fingers and a bit of Prêt-à-Powder (£22) to get that frayed, slept-on look.
As much as we love this look, it requires quite a bit of mussing, heat, and product integration, so we'd recommend using a heat protectant as well to keep locks healthy, like Phyto's Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray, £19 (and perhaps limit the "fraying" to special occasions).
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