With the 1970’s well and truly revived and our penchant for embracing natural hair textures showing no signs of budging, we like to think our latest hair trend is a culmination of the two. Heavy on top, fringed and curly, the shaggy ’do is the self-assured older sister of the bedhead that we’ve fallen hook line and sinker for.
It just so happens that this shaggy-haired look belongs to two of our current favourite models, Damaris Goddrie and Mica Arganaraz. The first, Dutch beauty Damaris, originally came to our attention as the face of JW Anderson’s Prefall ’15 Lookbook. Her dark, curly crop is springy and sky-reaching, piled on top of her head and (almost) reaching Marge Simpson heights. Argentinian model Mica embodies a slightly longer version of the look, reminding us a little of Freja Beha Erichsen and mirroring her cool girl nonchalance.
Both girls are giving the current fashion scene their own individual stamp of identity, proving our point that one size certainly doesn’t fit all when it comes to hair and high fashion. The shaggy ‘do operates on a ‘more flyaways the merrier’ policy - this is hair that shouldn’t be patted down, instead shaken up with fingers or upside down for extra bounce. We like to think of it as part Nutty Professor, part Studio 54. The fringe keeps it looking modern and avoids the style becoming just another retro throwback - although Stevie Nicks worked a more feathery incarnation of the cut back in the 70’s.
What we like most about this look is it’s tomboy appeal - even though it can quite easily flit to looking feminine, when worn off-duty it’s more reminiscent of grungy band members and their unruly mops of hair. The same can be said for some of our favourite hairstyles at the moment (the mullet, Ruth Bell’s skinhead) which also share a similar attitude-driven vibe. The And Other Stories/Rodarte collaboration also nailed the look recently with the shaggy-haired face of their campaign accessorising the hairstyle with dewy skin and crushed flares. Curly mop perfection!
Don’t fear - this isn’t a hair trend strictly reserved for the modelling elite. We can see it gracing the heads of the city’s cool girls, skaters and pretty much anyone with natural texture looking for a minimal fuss, maximum impact style. Make like Mica and pair yours with a tracksuit top and a bored stare.
So if you’re looking to shake things up in full mop-haired fashion then there’s no excuse not to keep things shaggy. Mica and Damaris, we think you’re on to something…
Cover photo: The Last Magazine
Words: Lucy Vincent