Hair how to: Altuzarra’s tousled bed hair catwalk look

There’s something very sexy, sensual and vulnerable about a bed head hairstyle. The credit for majority of its popularity goes to the roots of its origin – that being the bed and potentially the act the preceded it.

Contrary to common belief, however, not all bed head hairstyles are created equally. Each variation on the style entails several points of difference, each dependent on the texture of the look.

Every fashion week season sees a variety of bed head hairstyles take to the catwalk, and Joseph Altuzarra’s fall 2012 show was amongst those at New York fashion week to use one. In this particular variation, the strands have been deliberately thinned out and made to look skinny. Paul Hanlon’s team created this look for his runway show in New York last week, and lead stylist Fredric Fekkai has shared his backstage secrets with us.

Keep reading after the jump to recreate this ‘tousled skinny hair’ variety of bed hair at home.

The Skinny Bed Hair How-To

  1. Apply an anti-frizz cream or mousse to wet hair and scrunch the hair with your hands. Hanlon’s hair team used Fekkai Coiff anti-frizz silkening cream for this particular look.
  2. Using a tail comb and brush out the strands. Fekkai also used a tousled wave spray all through the models’ hair for the Altuzarra show.
  3. Brush through your hair with your fingers and roughly create a centre parting.
  4. If your hair is thick and/or long, take the very bottom section of the hair and make a small braid underneath the rest of the hair. Pin the braid tightly to the nape of the neck. You can even let the braids hang loose, that would give a very ratty/undone look.
  5. Let the hair dry naturally to maintain the natural appeal of the look.
  6. Using a curling iron, curl the bottom of the hair in random sections and keep it as ununiformed as possible.
  7. Finish the bed hair look with a finishing cream or a strong holding wax, if required.

You can see all of the hair and beauty pictures from the Joseph Altuzarra autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Photography by Imaxtree