How to: Margiela’s grungy up do

Mix the concept of a messy up-do with the grunge trend and you’ll end up with something rather different.

As far as spring 2014 hairstyles go, this one seen on the Margiela runway is part up, part down, and wholly grungy. Redken’s Guido Palau was responsible for putting together this rather unconventional look that works for that very reason: it’s unconventionality. For the complete how to, keep on reading after the break.

grungy up do

How to: Margiela’s grungy up do

grunge up do

This look is best started off with clean dry hair. If your hair is damp you can leave it to dry naturally or you can blow dry it using your fingers as a comb for a natural look.
Create a center part and mist on some lightweight hairspray like Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist from root to ends. This will give your hair the right amount of shine.

grunge up do

The grunge look of this hairstyle comes from leaving the front section of your hair (about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick) hanging free. Section the rest of the hair off very roughly: you don’t want neat partings for this style, it should look as if hair has fallen free rather than been sectioned off deliberately.

grunge up do

Pull the back section of hair into a french twist knot at the back of your head. Again, this should be a little haphazard and messy. Secure the twist with pins, letting some strands from the front section of your hair frame your face.
Secure your hairstyle by misting on hairspray. For the Margiela show Redken Control Addict 28 High Control Hairspray was used for a strong hold.

grunge up do

This is not your typical everyday look and that’s the main reason it’s a fun one to try. Wear it with a plain shirt, a dress or even on an evening out. What’s great about this look is that it retains the flexibility of the classic up do while adding an edge.

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