As you schlep from workout to work (or vice versa) then your evening’s festivities, the last thing you want to do is primp your hair again. But a super casual hairstyle trend is emerging from New York Fashion Week that makes that dreaded transition a breeze: the intentionally messy, lived-in (or shall we say sweated-in?) look.
Major cool-girl brands like Rag & Bone, Band of Outsiders, Creatures of the Wind, and Prabal Gurung are sporting center parts with natural waves—a style that’s convenient for making your post-workout hair look effortless (yet totally chic).
At Rag & Bone, hairstylist Orlando Pita for Tresemme created a look he dubbed “The Evening Wave,” which requires minimal products and effort. All it takes to achieve this style is a bit of texture, some natural oil to keep strands glossy (no prob after a little sweat), and a part down the middle for a fresh look.
Keep reading for a six-step guide to getting those Rag & Bone tresses.
1. If you have time to wash, go for it
Pita used a pre-wash conditioner followed by a shampoo—but if you’re rushing and don’t have the time, don’t worry: the sweat will only enhance the perfectly messy look.
2. Work some mousse through your locks
This is another optional step. If you have a go-to natural mousse, use your fingers to comb a small amount through your hair from root to tip in small sections.
3. Spritz some salt spray
Use a generous amount to add some extra texture to your sightly damp hair. (Here are seven editor-approved sprays for perfect beachy waves.)
4. Rough dry your hair
Then use your hands to cup sections of your hair into an ‘S’ shape for subtle waves.
5. Add a dash of dry shampoo
Spray or sprinkle your favorite (natural) dry shampoo into your locks for a matte, lived-in finish.
6. Finish with a hair spray to lock it all in
Spritz some hair spray over your perfectly messy look so it stays in place, and voila: you’ll have the of-the-moment rockstar/surfer hair vibes in no time.
Another NYFW trend we’re seeing is perfectly dewy skin. Here are Tata Harper’s tips for achieving that glow. And these are the seven must-have fall fashion pieces that were inspired by activewear.