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Tuesday, August 1, 2000

By Ken Ige, Star-Bulletin
Lynn Hite, owner of Aquaria -- An Aveda Concept
Salon on Kapiolani Boulevard, sports the
messy-but-not-too-messy-for-the-office look.

Messy hair is in

The right hair product can
make it easy to get that perfect
'bad-hair-day' look

By Rosemarie Bernardo

INFLUENCED by celebrities like Meg Ryan, Cameron Diaz and rock band Blink 182 members Thomas DeLonge, Markus Hoppus and Travis Barker, men and women are sprinting to salons to grab the latest products for that messy, I-just-rolled-out-of-bed look.

At Tsuki's Hair Salon & Boutique in Ala Moana Center, a variety of products are available to add texture and style to normally well-behaved locks.

A molding cream called "Messed Up Madness" from Head Games allows the creator to style their hair with their fingertips.

"Split Personality," a dual-purpose smoothing serum, can be used to both straighten unruly hair or give calm tresses a scrunched-up look.

Salon owner Tsuki Fushikoshi said, "The trend is texturized hair."

By Ken Ige, Star-Bulletin
At Aquaria, Sarah Becker shows there is a
method to messiness.

It's a younger crowd, generally from 16 to 35 who go for that messy look, she said. "They don't want restrictions."

She adds that hairstyles are not as stiff or contrived as in the past. People "want hair to be loose and touchable."

"Self Control," a hair styling stick that achieves on-the-spot control with a matte finish, is another product available at Aquaria, in the Kam Yuen Building on Kapiolani Boulevard.

Paul Mitchell also offers a new product in its Soft Wear Collection called "Dry Wax," a pomade that gives hair the matte look.

TIGI's Bed Head line offers a light blue gunk called "Manipulator," that allows hair to be twisted into dreadlocks or spiked to get a style that is sure to get attention.

Manipulator's thick, tacky pomade gives a thicker, stronger hold that a lot of people want, said Tsuki's receptionist Brandy Reader. At $17 for 2 ounces, "some people buy it eight to 10 at a time," she said.

Even men can opt for the messy look, as John Nick,
a stylist at Aquaria, demonstrates.

Appealing to surfers is Ice's "Spiker," a water-resistant styling glue that holds hair in place for those who don't want to miss a wave due to locks falling in front of their eyes.

The product also allows users to style their hair while in the water, so they can strut back to shore looking sharp.

Reader uses the product on her long curly locks and says it's great for anyone who's active. "It's way stronger than gel," she said.

Other products out there:

Bullet Bed Head's Creative Genius, a sculpting liquid, shapes the hair without sacrificing softness.
Bullet The Bed Head Stick is directly applied to hair to add instant texture and shine in places that need a little boost.
Bullet Power Trip, a gel that molds and shapes hair into submission, dries fast and firm with no build up.
Bullet Gelous Rage allows hair to be sculpted, molded or slicked while adding body and control at your fingertips.

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