Unkempt hair is the new chic
THE punk trend is back, and this time it's influencing hairstyles. You can go for a messy look, or a smooth, straight fringe as part of an otherwise wild hairstyle.
Roberto Laraia, an art director for hair, explains how stylists are picking up punk details, rather than the complete punk look, for a tamer version that is being dubbed "punk chic".
The inspiration is of course the punk wave of the 1970s and 80s, as well as the preceding mod fashion of 1960s England. The haircuts range from casual to more wild.
For men, the hair is styled in a studiedly unkempt way. Women's hairstyles include long side partitions and voluminous front fringes that are styled upwards.
When it comes to the colour, Laraia says natural tones are dead centre of hair fashion right now. "Generally speaking, the colour of the hair should fit and adapt to the person's skin type and the colour of their eyes."
For more mature men, there's a silver lining in this new colour aesthetic, says Laraia. Grey is what matches their skin best, and they should at all costs avoid dying their hair."A lot of the time, grey hair looks just great on a man." – dpa
Models in Erfurt, Germany demonstrate punk chic with the unkempt look and more natural colours than in the recent past. Fringes, as with the man at left, are also the shape of things to come.