Charles Youssef NYFW: How to Create Messy Textured Waves

Effortlessly cool hair coming your way!

Messy textured waves were the name of the game backstage at Charles Youssef’s New York Fashion Week presentation. Holli Smith, NYFW Ambassador for TRESemmé, created this hairstyle and showed us how she nailed the look. “I just felt like I wanted to see something a little cooler that’s still textured and pretty…by doing a swept-side part on the girls who have long hair it makes it almost look like they have some sort of layers,” Smith said. Smith talked about scrunching the hair once the stylists applied the mousse to create the appearance of natural texture. She stressed that running over the curls with a curling iron enhanced those waves without making it look too ‘done.’ Ready to rock your own messy textured waves? Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to creating these waves and find out which products the stylists used to nail this look.

Tutorial: Messy Textured Waves at Charles Youssef

Messy Textured Waves from NYFW
Pulling all of your hair behind your shoulders is key for achieving this look.

Step one: Refresh and prep your strands.

Refresh your hair with the TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo and create a messy side part.

Step two: Add mousse.

Comb a little bit of water through your strands and follow up with a small amount of the TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Firm Control Mousse and make sure to comb the product through your strands.

Step three: Dry your hair.

Use a diffuser to blow-dry your hair until it’s 75% dry. Make sure not to touch your strands until this point so that you can let the product create a messy texture. Lightly start breaking up the texture but make sure to save most of the heavy adjusting for when the hair is 100% dry.

Step four: Tuck and go.

Tuck your hair behind your ears and pull it back behind your shoulders. If your hair is on the straighter side and needs a little bit of help in the texture department, use a curling iron to enhance the waves.

Messy Textured Waves from NYFW
Use a curling iron for an extra boost of texture.

Looking for more hairstyle inspiration from New York Fashion Week?  Check out this messy chignon from the Naeem Khan show at NYFW.