get swept up

with the best windblown finishing sprays.

by liza darwin

Windmachines might be great for photoshoots and runway shows, but when it comes to real life? Yeah, right. Everyone knows there are way too many variables (like sticky lip gloss or, um, not being able to see) that make the whole windswept hair thing fall into the "high fashion only" category.

But luckily, there are a whole slew of brand new products that take the best part of windy days--the slight tousle and breezy matte finish--and bottle the qualities up so that it's real life-approps. From Bumble and Bumble to Redken, see which ones scored in our test-drive here. 

Redken’s Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray (out this September): adds a bit of volume, a matte finish, and slight beachy waves. Plus, it's light enough to use multiplie times a day.

DRYBAR Triple Sec 3-in-1: this superfine mist works multiple duties as a dry shampoo, a texturizer, and volumizer. Plus, it smells so fresh, you'll be tempted to skip regular shampoo altogether.

Alterna Perfect Texture Finishing Spray: boosts volume, locks in moisture, and is inspired by city "scaffolding" in its slightly separated texture? Sounds like a winning combo to us.

Bumble and Bumble Cityswept Spray: inspired by street style (NOT runway shows) this spritz crafts separated, city-tousled waves in favor of looking dirty instead of overly done.