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How to Get a Greaser 'Do Without the Grease

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Photo by Drew Leven

Timo Weiland's 'Banana Boys' sported slick, windswept 1950s hairstyles at Men's Fashion Week. Here, simple tips to recreate the look.

Designer Timo Weiland's "Go Bananas" collection, presented at the latest Men's Fashion Week, was a throwback to mid-century style, but with a contemporary twist. The "grandpa chic" aesthetic was inspired by the 1950s and '60s, and by the young men digging into their elders' closet to put together their personal style. But a retro wardrobe wouldn't be complete without a classic parted 'do --except it's 2016, and the sticky, unwashable pomades of yore belong to the past. Here, Axe lead stylist Lisa-Raquel Baines talks us through a few easy steps to recreate this trend-proof look.

"We wanted the models' hair to have this natural texture," Lisa-Raquel says. "The main idea was preppy-meets-disheveled, so we did their hair in a classic 1950s style, and roughed it up. It's all about creating a parted look, but it's also a little bit messy, effortless."

"Start by making everything nice and neat. On towel-dried hair, use a comb or a brush to create a part that follows your hair's natural growth pattern. Then, break it apart with your fingers using a pea-size amount of Axe Messy Look Flexible Paste (2.64 oz., $7.99) --it gives the hair the messy, disheveled texture we want."

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"Blow dry the front part to create a stronger wave. Then, using a small amount of Axe Clean Cut Look Classic Pomade (2.64 oz., $7.99) on your fingertips, break out the part and the back of your hair to add texture, and create that sweep in the front."

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"Curly and coarse hair types should opt for Axe Natural Look Softening Cream (2.64 oz., $7.89), which is great for thick hair that's hard to get your fingers through. Work a pea-size amount through your hair to make it more flexible and workable. This cream can also be used for longer hair styles to get that windswept, just-off-the-beach surfer look. Let dry, and off you go."

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Photography by Drew Leven.

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