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Hangover? You Don’t Need to Brush Your Hair for This Look

For when you can’t deal.

Hangover? You Don’t Need to Brush Your Hair for This Look
Jackie Beale

There are only two days of the week that you can safely wake up and walk out with a hangover, a less than amazing outfit, with your second- (or third-)day hair and makeup still on from the night before. But what about the other days when one drink after work turns to five? Stylist Chris Wood from Toronto-based Medulla & Co. salon created the perfect hangover hair look that doesnt even require a hair brush. Think of it as putting the hot back in “hot mess.” 




curling iron (or wand)
bobby pins
hair elastic
teasing brush or comb
dry texture spray
root texturizing dust
hair spray (strong or medium hold)


1. Finger-comb your hair (we all know how waves and curls from the night before can look if you brush them out).

2. Touch up the waves around the face—we’ll be leaving these out of the up-do in order to frame your face and give that ‘I’ve got it together’ vibe, even if you don’t.

3. Take your texturizing spray (I recommend Davines This Is A Dry Texturizer Spray) and give your hair a good once-over. This will give the hair traction and ensure that the pins stay in place while you’re sipping on the hair of the dog.

4. Give your roots a few good sweeps with texturizing dust (I like Davines Wood Dust as it comes with the Volume Creator Brush) about an inch from the roots towards your scalp.


5. Take your teasing comb and gently back-comb around the crown to fluff everything up—this will give your hair a little structure and form.

6. Put your hair into a ponytail, wrapping a small piece of hair around the elastic to cover it. Flip your pony under and pin sections at the nape of the neck just under your ponytail—the dry texturizing spray will come in handy here as it will help the bobby pins stick nicely.


7. Once everything feels secure, feel free to fluff or pull out any pieces in the back for a lived-in look. It’s all about perfect imperfection.

8. Give everything a good spray with hair spray to lock everything in, and you’re ready to go!


Model: Amy Patel 

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