Curly Hairstyles

6 Textured Hairstyles We Love and How to Create that Live-in Look


Hairstyles that will give you all the feels.

Smooth and neat looks are out and textured hairstyles are in. From the runway to street style, women are either embracing their natural hair textures, or doing everything under the sun to create texture on hair that’s stubborn when it comes to holding a curl. Below we’ve rounded up our top edit of textured styles from the catwalk to the streets and how you can get them now.

6 of The Best Textured Hairstyles from Fashion Month

young model with textured hairstyle on super short natural hair
Pick out a baby afro for to increase length and to enhance texture. Photo credit:

1. The Look: Combed Out ‘Fro

Get the Look: Wash your hair with Dove Absolute Curls Ultra Nourishing Shampoo and Dove Absolute Curls Ultra Nourishing Conditioner, then apply some of the Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Creme Serum for styling and smoothness. Dry your hair with a diffuser or air-dry, then use a fine-tooth comb to comb through to stretch and create a picked-out texture.

young model with side swept hairstyle with mussed-up texture.
Use your fingers to style and have control of the texture you want. Photo credit:

2. The Look: Undone Side Swept Bangs

Get the Look: To turn a prim hairstyle into something less stuffy, finger combing is a simple styling technique to try. Prep your hair with TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray, then use a flat iron to create waves. Create a deep side part, then use your fingers to roughly swoop your hair to the side and pin in place.

young woman with blonde curly ends
Styling tip for juxtaposition: Keep the top smooth and the bottom bursting with texture. Photo credit:

3. The Look: Business at The Root, Party at The Ends

Get The Look: Part your hair down the middle and smooth Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Creme Serum from roots to ends. Create a sleek ponytail on each side (a.k.a. pigtails), secure with a hair elastic, then braid the ends. Once hair is dry release elastic and braids and focus on separating the ends to enhance texture and volume.

young woman with bleach blonde buzzcut hairstyle
High buzz. Keep it light and airy with no product at all. Photo credit:

4. The Look: Bold Blonde Buzz

Get the Look: This one starts in the salon, ask your stylist for the best blonde for your skin tone then, go for the buzzcut. Opt for a super high fade so you still can style the look other ways if you wanted. The key to this sharp and edgy look? A blowdryer with a comb attachment! Simply blow-dry your hair upwards until you get the spiky, light and airy texture you desire.

woman with curly undone pixie haircut
Air-dry styling is the key to gorgeous texture. Photo credit:

5. The Look: The Curly Pixie

Get The Look: Air-dry, air-dry, air-dry! But, if you must use a dryer, skip the diffuser rough dry instead. To get your curls to clump together when styling, use TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gelthen scrunch to intensify the texture.

young model with wispy updo hairstyle
Baby hair overload, in a good way, of course. Photo credit:

6. The Look: Baby Hair Overload

Get the Look: Gather your hair into an updo, then use a wax like S Factor by TIGI Creamy Molding Wax to help sculpt your baby hair. Finish off the look by pulling out a few pieces of hair at the hairline to create the piecey effect.

Slept-in Texture Hairstyles from Creatures of Comfort at NYFW

There’s something celebrity hairstylist, Instagram sensation and TRESemmé’s new global hairstylist, Justine Marjan wants you to know, as told by the looks she created for the Creatures of Comfort FW/17 show: Messy hairstyles aren’t going anywhere, and neither are braids. We went behind the scenes at NYFW to get the inside scoop on how these slept-in texture hairstyles were created with the new TRESemmé Repair & Protect line and how you, dear trendsetter, can do it, too! Read on to learn how you can stay ahead of the game and get the look at home. Why wait for the fall season to try out this look?

Runway to Realway: Slept-in Texture Hairstyles for Fall 2017

justine margin creating slept-in textured hairstyles for creatures of comfort show
Justine Marjan applying the finishing touches.

Justine on the inspiration behind the look:

“The collection is very woodsy inspired and romantic. Like the girl that’s out camping and slept on her hair,” explains Justine. Which explains the dreamy braid complemented with a matte and frizzy hair texture.

How the models were prepped:

All the models had heat applied to their hair, so before getting to that step hair was washed and conditioned with TRESemmé Repair & Protect Shampoo and TRESemmé Repair & Protect Conditioner. “The models that came in with dry hair, we applied mousse to create the foundation then sprayed dry hair with dry shampoo to give the hair texture.”

model showing back view of braid with textured hairstyles
Finished look: Slept-in texture braid for Creatures of Comfort FW’17

Getting the look at home:

According to Justine, an easy way to get this look at home is to simply put your hair into a braid and sleep on it. However, if you have more time on your hands follow the below steps to get the runway look.

Step 1: Wash your hair.

Start by washing hair with TRESemmé Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner to protect hair against breakage.

Step 2: Part your hair.

Part hair down the center and apply a dollop of TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Mousse throughout your hair, combing through with your fingers for even distribution

Step 3: Blow-dry your hair.

Take sections of hair into your hands and fold them up, 3 inches at a time until it hits your scalp. Blow-dry each section using hot air to set the foundation and lock in the style. To seal, use cold air.

Step 4: Use a flat iron.

To create defined waves, use a flat iron to create an “S” shape like crimps throughout your hair.

Step 5: Spray your roots.

Spray roots with TRESemmé Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo to soak up any excess oil ensuring you’ll get the lived-in, matte look you’re after.

Step 6: Separate your hair.

Separate the front piece of hair on each side of the part and gather the remaining section to create a loose braid leaving the front pieces out for a slept-in texture. Secure the braid with bobby pins leaving out 1-3 inches at the end for an effortless finish.

Step 7: Lock in your style.

Seal look with TRESemmé TRES Two Firm Control Hairspray to lock the look in.

Want more fashion month inspired looks like these textured hairstyles? Check out how to create these street-style snap worthy down ‘dos.

Alyssa François
Your Mane Attraction, Alyssa
28 February 2017