Fictionary: Hook-up Hair

Fictionary is a column showcasing beauty-related words that don’t exist, but should.

“Hook-up hair” was coined by my gal Leah in college at Boston University. Pretty self-explanatory, it’s the state of aff-hairs your mane takes on after a major makeout tryst. It’s a little bit of self-teasing from friction on a pillowcase, a little of mussing. One could charitably call it “texture,” though hook-up hair’s defining characteristic is that it plum will not return to normal (even if it was washed just pre-steamy sesh) until you re-wash and style it again.

Which you won’t do immediately. You’ll rock your hook-up hair to brunch and then later to deconstruct the highlights with your trio of besties over a mimosa.

And tell me: Have you experienced hook-up hair?

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5 Comments Fictionary: Hook-up Hair

  1. Amber Katz

    “Bed head” is ambiguous–it’s from sleeping or most patently NOT sleeping and engaging in other activities. The defining characteristic of hook-up hair, as I mentioned, is that only a re-wash/style will cure you of it. With bed head, a run of the brush will usually take care of the situation.


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