The time we spend wrapping our hair around a curling iron to get those perfectly loose, tousled waves in the morning is… substantial. In fact, 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 curveball that'll switch up (perhaps even replace) our current routine. Today, we just may have spotted that fresh pitch. 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 in sight. We carefully watched the stylists twist hair while roughing it up, a technique lead stylist Allen Wood calls a "frayed rope" method. "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 ($24). 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 ($27). 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 ($27) to get that 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 ($32)—and perhaps limiting the "fraying" to special occasions.
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