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Work and play: messy hairstyles for men

/ 11.18.2014
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Now that winter is upon us, wind, rain and snow are all set to wreak havoc on your hair. Consequently, starting out with a deliberately - if artfully - mussed hairstyle seems like a very appropriate option!

You could always just wear a hat for the duration of the coming months, but if you refuse to let Mother Nature dictate your hairstyle choices, take control with the right products and styling techniques!

Controlled chaos

Texture is key when perfecting the messy look. If your hair is naturally quite unruly, you'll want to reign it in a little with some flexible hold products. Conversely, if your locks tend to sit straight and still, you'll need to whip up a storm in a head-sized teacup with the very same products.

It's all about keeping things interesting while making sure your style conveys a certain amount of effort and control, whether you want to create a side sweep, a brushed-forward look or a windswept 'do.

1/ How to style it

Start by working a small amount of styling putty or clay through all of your hair. Take care to use only the bare minimum, and add more as needed. Twist, tousle and scrunch your hair until you're happy with the texture, then sculpt it into your style of choice.

Make sure to use products that won't dry hard as it'll be easier to re-shape your hair when necessary with something flexible.

Here's hoping Old Man Winter won't mess with your hairstyle (too much) this year!


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