How to Do Skater Hair

By Celeigh O'Neil

Skater hair fits the bill for anyone in the market for a playful, laid-back style. While the name may sound intimidating, you don't have to be a fan of the half pipe to pull the do off. Skater hair sees a choppy mid-length cut styled into tousled sections that frame the face. A faux bang is created to draw attention to your eyes, while still allowing for movement throughout the day. Choose a skater hairstyle to add a bit of edge to your daily look.

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Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler opts for a textured, low-maintenance style.

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Step 1

Wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo. Shampoos with a sea-salt base are effective, as they add texture and lift to the hair. Rinse well and lightly towel dry the ends.

Step 2

Comb your hair from roots to tips with a wide-tooth comb while wet to remove any tangles.

Step 3

Flip your hair upside down, and position a blow-dryer 5 inches away from your head. Blow-dry on medium heat, while moving the blow-dryer in a continuous circular motion until the roots are dry and the ends are 90 percent dry.

Step 4

Flip your hair right side up, and again comb it with a wide-tooth comb to detangle. Place the comb at the edge of your hairline, above your right or left eye. Drag your hair across to the other side to create lift and the look of bangs.

Step 5

Pick up a quarter-sized amount of pomade with your fingertips. Pick up a 2-inch wide section of hair, 1 inch away from the root; pull the pomade through to the ends. Repeat on all hair, excluding the bangs, to give definition and a piecey finish.