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Spikey side swept hair?
02-14-2014, 10:11 AM
Post: #1
Spikey side swept hair?
I've been experimenting with my hair alot recently, and I've perfected brush ups, quiffs etc.

But I really struggle to replicate a spikey side swept style, I just can't get my hair to go anything like it.

What I was trying to replicate:

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Any particular styling tips which would help recreating these?
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02-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Post: #2
RE: Spikey side swept hair?
Are you using a hair dryer? You will certainly need one to get that messy emphasis.

Have a look at our hair dryer discussion if you don't have a hair dryer yet and want to consider purchasing one. For volume hairstyles, a hair dryer is almost a must-have Smile Incidentally, a hair dryer is also very useful to get the extra volume for brush ups and quiffs.

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02-14-2014, 12:43 PM
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RE: Spikey side swept hair?
(02-14-2014 12:15 PM)TheMensHairForum Wrote:  Are you using a hair dryer? You will certainly need one to get that messy emphasis.

Have a look at our hair dryer discussion if you don't have a hair dryer yet and want to consider purchasing one. For volume hairstyles, a hair dryer is almost a must-have Smile Incidentally, a hair dryer is also very useful to get the extra volume for brush ups and quiffs.

Yeah I am using one, as you said, that's how I get the volume on top for the brush up's etc, I usually use hair mousse also to give it extra volume.

What I was wondering was how to actually create the spikey side swept effect. Is there a particular brush or technique I should use?

Is there any other products I should use?
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02-14-2014, 05:21 PM
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RE: Spikey side swept hair?
(02-14-2014 12:43 PM)connorhassle123 Wrote:  
(02-14-2014 12:15 PM)TheMensHairForum Wrote:  Are you using a hair dryer? You will certainly need one to get that messy emphasis.

Have a look at our hair dryer discussion if you don't have a hair dryer yet and want to consider purchasing one. For volume hairstyles, a hair dryer is almost a must-have Smile Incidentally, a hair dryer is also very useful to get the extra volume for brush ups and quiffs.

Yeah I am using one, as you said, that's how I get the volume on top for the brush up's etc, I usually use hair mousse also to give it extra volume.

What I was wondering was how to actually create the spikey side swept effect. Is there a particular brush or technique I should use?

Is there any other products I should use?

Use hair wax. First coat you hair with wax, proceed to style with the fingers and as you are setting the direction of the forelock (front hair) finish of by tousling the tips of the hair.

So, point the hair dryer angled to the forelock so the hair is blown to the right, have your hair coated optimally in hair wax, then use fingers to continue giving direction to the right with the blown air from the hair dryer. Then, as your fingers run through the hair strands/locks, tousle the ends (tips) of the hair by shaking the fingers (while keeping the hair dryer pointed at the hair section). As a last move, give the last defining touches with some more wax to accentuate the "spikes".

Grab a matte wax hat gives a natural look, this TIGI hair wax works really well for those messy side parts and gives definition without the grease of classic pomades or gels.

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02-17-2014, 09:58 AM
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RE: Spikey side swept hair?
So should mousse be used for this or is just wax fine? Also should the hair be coated in wax before or after blowdrying?
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02-17-2014, 12:48 PM
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RE: Spikey side swept hair?
(02-17-2014 09:58 AM)GoodHair Wrote:  So should mousse be used for this or is just wax fine? Also should the hair be coated in wax before or after blowdrying?

Both products can be used but for this style, wax is better for the finishing details so yeah go with wax. For other hair styles I prefer mousse as it goes better with blow drying imo.
I use wax after the hair dryer - for other hairstyles tho - but others prefer before starting to blow dry & for this style, because the messy finish needs detailing, use both before & after or start with wax before blow drying like TMHF mentioned and if more work is needed to detail then add a little bit more wax after the blow dried side locks are set.
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