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Runway vs street

Are you ready for your next dose of Match the Look, where we invite you to choose your favorite hairstyle. This time: Should the wet hair look stay on the runway, or can it be a versatile street style too? What do you think...?

Wet look runway


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


The hairstyle: This is a daring wet look, going right from the roots to the tips of the hair, with locks separated into semi-twisted sections. Starting with half-wet hair, rub some between your palms and run down your hair, twisting sections as you go. Repeat for more intensity. Finish with a hairspray like 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, relaxed on the lengths to prove its standing in the streetstyle stakes.


The hairstyle: After washing, apply on the lengths to ensure frizz-free waves, then blow dry. Take a clean comb and, with a nut-sized amount of , 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 know!

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