3 Grunge Hairstyles To Try In 2018 | Hair.com

3 Grunge-Inspired Hairstyles To Add An Edge To Your Summer Look

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23 May 2018
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Nicole Vince

Beauty Editor

23 May 2018

With a reputation for haircare wisdom and knowledge of the latest hair novelties, there isn’t a hair trend or tip unobserved by Nicole.

For those who want to give their hair a little more attitude, Guido Palau, British Redken Global Creative Director, has some fashion week styling secrets to share. With these quick and easy professional techniques, you can create a cool “high-fashion look in very simple ways, with a hairstyle that any woman can do,” he says. Scroll through for his top three grunge hairstyles as shown on the runway!

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Gritty Waves

For one fashion brand’s Spring/Summer 2018 debut, Palau combined tough and sexy in this punk look.

It’s a grungy, bedhead, downtown, 1970s rock-and-roll vibe…I’m using Redken’s Wax Blast 10 High Impact Finishing Spray-Wax to give the models a rocker edge and to emphasize their own hair’s texture. I’ve left the ears showing with a center part, keeping the lengths and back a little bit messy to showcase an effortless vibe.

Guido Palau Redken Global Creative Director

Crimp your mid-lengths and rough ‘em up for another on-trend texture.

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Unkempt Bangs

For another brand’s Spring/Summer 2018 show, Palau constructed “a worn-in ponytail with bangs falling out.” Unlike the soft baby hair trend, aim for choppy, piece-y texture throughout the hair using Redken Wax Blast 10, particularly on your bangs.

“Have wispy pieces and short pieces around the ear. It should feel boyish, a bit cartoon...a tomboyish quality,” Palau describes. “Disheveled and nonchalant.”

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Wet And Wiry Ponytail

As seen on the Spring/Summer 2018 runway, you can grunge up a wet look by wrapping your hair into a gladiator ponytail.

“We’ve shortened it and twisted back onto itself so that the ponytail isn’t as long,” Palau explains. He recommends using Redken’s Shine Flash 02 hairspray to texturize loose strands along the hairline while adding an ultra-glossy finish.

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