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Runway vs street

Today's hairstyle conundrum: should wet look hair stay on the runway, or is it a versatile enough look to wear on the street too? Cast your vote...

Wet look - runway


The style: The wet look might have been born in at sea, but it's certainly at home on the catwalk too, providing a grungy, surfer-chic contrast to a high-glamour look. The hair is left down, but dragged back off the face for maximum impact.


The hairstyle: This is a daring wet look that goes right from the roots to the tips of the hair, with the locks then separated into semi-twisted sections. Starting with half-wet hair, rub some Tecni.ART Fix Max gel between your palms and run down your hair, twisting sections as you go. Repeat for more intensity. Finish with a hairspray like Infinium to ensure the sections stay in place.


What the editors say: This is a bold look but there's nothing that says it should only be a runway style! We love an all-over wet do when worn with a classy, high-pigmented shiny lip to bring the look together.


Wet look - street style


The style: Far subtler than an all-over wet look, this style sees a slightly wet top part, swept over the crown of the head and finishing in dry matte waves. Structured on top, but relaxed through the lengths makes this look hold its own in the streetstyle stakes.

The hairstyle: After washing, apply Dual Stylers Sleek & Swing gel on the lengths to ensure frizz-free waves, then blow dry. Take a clean comb and, with a nut-sized amount of Wet Domination Shower Shine by Tecni.ART, comb the top section of the hair up and over the head. Finish with a spritz of mattifying powder along the lengths and ends.


What the editors say: Now this is definitely a look that can be worn anywhere, from the office to a night out. It's a particularly good option for hair that can get slightly oily at the roots – no-one will be the wiser!

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