The Reinvention of Grunge

The new take on the grit of a grungy '90s hair staple? Oribe Lead Hairstylist Rutger makes it chic.

by Karie L. Frost

Grunge's first pass in the '90s didn't include a drop of glamor; take Hole front woman Courtney Love, who ruled in sweat-laden, drab stains and days-old makeup. But the trend's revival on the Rebecca Taylor runway is what Oribe Lead Hairstylist Rutger is coining "grungy chic."

"It should look very casual. 'Grunge' [for this look] has evolved into the cool girl doing her hair in the mirror, and she's trying to get the kinks out," he describes. Translation: plenty of well-placed product with zero drab.

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