Tucking your hair into your turtleneck, scarf, or coat might seem more like an accident than a legitimate hairstyle at first glance, but it has quickly become the fashion set's favored styling trick du jour. Dubbed ‘turtleneck hair', the trend, like most, started on the runways. Adopted by just about every designer and followed by street style stars from coast to coast, turtleneck hair is just about everywhere this season. It’s bedhead-y, casual and oh-so-cozy. It’s an extra layer of warmth when it’s too cold outside to function, not to mention the chicest way to hide split ends. It’s basically the only way to style your turtleneck, sweater or scarf if you want to look on point this winter.
It’s a one-size-fits-all way to tame bedhead, or simply suggest that you were too busy with the business of living to trouble yourself with the act of untucking. It’s a minimalist’s dream, gives even your favorite familiar outfits just a hint of mystery and it’s as easy as pulling on your favorite cozy sweater.
Armed with a turtleneck, sweater or scarf, you simply leave your ends tucked into your top to spill out faux bob-style. Turtleneck hair works with any hair type, as long as your tresses are long enough to tuck in. If your hair is freshly washed, mist with Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Elastin Curls Toussle Spray for added texture, and if you’re working with second day hair, zap your roots with styliste ULTIME Biotin+ Volume Dry Shampoo before starting.
Forward facing your audience, you should look totally blasé. You’re going for a truly “I woke up like this” vibe. Like you just threw on your ensemble and forgot to untuck your hair-- in spite of the sexy strands peeking out from your turtleneck. You can pull these out from directly over your ear using your index finger and thumb. To avoid looking like a triangle, refrain from pulling hair from any other region of your head until you get a glimpse of your profile.
The curve that separates your neck from your head, where the hair looks like it’s curling in, should stand out about an inch. To achieve this, simply tug at the back of your head. Massage your scalp gently using your finger tips for two or three strokes to loosen the rest of your hair up. Your hair will naturally come a bit more undone throughout the day, so counter your effortlessly chic look with a statement piece of jewelry for when things feel a bit messy.
There’s nothing quite like turtleneck hair to amp up your beauty game this winter. If it isn’t already, this trend will soon become your go-to trick whenever you wake up and even five-minute hair is too time-consuming. Turtleneck hair is the ultimate lazy-girl must-have beauty hack and totally chic for the season.