If you want a look that says, “I just rolled out of bed, but, damn I look good,” then a textured style is for you. You can easily pull off the look whether your tresses are long, short, or somewhere in between. Adding texture gives any style, from ponytails to pixie cuts, a rough-around-the-edges look that gives a modern feel to classic hairdos. Although they do take a bit of styling and preparation, the look achieved is one that makes the statement of nonchalance.
Make sure the textured style you choose fits your lifestyle and personality. If you’re super active, you’ll want to consider looks that truly are no-fuss and can wear well even after a workout. Remember that a textured look appropriate for a night on the town will most likely not fly in the office. Textured looks can be spiky and rough, or soft and romantic. Adding texture gives fine hair added volume, and lightens up thicker hair.
Short hair can easily be textured by adding some styling product to your roots, then playing with your locks with your fingers. Pull and bend pieces for a disheveled, rock star-like look. If you’re not quite as daring, you can still add softer texture for a toned-down version. Use long layers with a touch of product to separate the layers. Pull layers in to frame the face, or add volume to the crown of the head.
Use layers or curls to add texture to mid-length hairstyles. Create a jagged hairstyle with long layers that are sliced at the ends and then flicked up with product. The look is casual and disheveled. For a softer look that still has texture, create waves with a large round brush, rollers, or a large-barrel curling iron. Let the waves cascade around the face.
You can add texture to long hair a number of different ways, including curls, layers, teasing, or a combination of all three. Consider playing with different up-dos, like buns, ponytails, and braids, then add texture by teasing and installing some product to give the hair more texture. Let long locks fall freely in loose waves, tight curls, or long layers for more texture.
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