How To Create Bedhead Texture
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HOW TO CREATE BEDHEAD TEXTURE
A leading red carpet hairstylist explains the secrets to building enviable hair texture.
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- LEXY LEBSACK
Hair texture, by definition, refers to the natural diameter, surface and feel of hair. However, for those who lack the enviable, rumpled structure of Kate Moss’ off-duty bedhead, Rashida Jones’ perfectly imperfect bangs and Erin Wasson’s wonderfully messy air-dried waves, one’s hair texture may be manipulated. Often known as lived-in, undone or beachy, bedhead (deliberately mussed hair) looks as gorgeous on a Sunday morning coffee run as it did the night before, and it has turned undesirable qualities like frizz and a bit of grit into assets. It’s a nonchalant look that speaks volumes of its wearer (mainly, “I’m too cool to own a comb”).
“After years of hair being very done on the red carpet, we’re seeing a return to a more natural look,” hairstylist Cervando Maldonado explains. “Hair with texture is sexy and relaxed.” For Maldonado’s clients, which include Kirsten Dunst, Julianne Moore and Naomi Watts, the trick to building one’s hair texture is all about what not to do. “You don’t want to overwork the hair,” he explains. Maldonado recommends either rough-drying (drying without a brush) or air-drying their locks and adding imperfect waves with a styling wand (he recommends T3’s Switch Kit Wave Trio). Then, layer in the products. “Hair with texture should have a little frizz, volume and body, and it should never look like you’re trying too hard,” he says.