A greasy straight, or “greasy hair,” style may be considered a fashion statement, but it can actually make you look less attractive.
A greased-up straight is more like a thinning haircut, said Kelly Miller, an author of the book “Greasy Hair,” about the greasy look.
“People have a very hard time with thinning hair, and this style is more than just the style that’s fashionable,” Miller said.
The greasy hairstyle can look “like a cross between a ponytail and a pony,” Miller told Business Insider.
Miller and Miller’s colleague Sarah Jones are both makeup artists and have been experimenting with greasy hair styles for the past several years.
Miller first got her idea for the greased straight when she noticed how many of her clients were wearing it.
“It was so obvious, they didn’t even look at it as a hairstyle,” Miller recalled.
“I was like, I don’t know what’s going on.
This is so much more than a haircut.”
Greasy straight hairstyles, as Miller explained, are often done by styling a hair straight into the back of the head.
In the beginning, Miller said, she only used straight hair for her clients, but eventually she started adding other hair types.
“When you get the right shade, the hair will look really natural,” Miller added.
“You can make it more attractive than straight.”
Miller and Jones have been working with a wide range of customers in their salon, and Miller said she often sees customers who have been looking for straight hair all their lives.
“They’ve been looking at this for years and years, and it’s never happened to them,” she said.
Greasy hair also has an “authenticity” factor, said Miller.
“That’s one of the reasons why people are so interested in it,” she explained.
Greased hair isn’t just for straight people, either.
“We’ve also seen people who have gone through a transition,” Miller continued.
“Their hair looks different, they have a different look.”
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