Nostalgic, retro styles are coming back into fashion, from the rockabilly quiff
influenced by the 60s to a soft blow-dry
similar to those worn in Charlie’s Angels
and even retro waves made popular in the roaring 20s. New trends always take inspiration from the styles of yesteryear, but this time with a modern twist. Let’s take a look at one of 2014s biggest trends, the retro wave. Retro waves come up top.
The signature style of the roaring 20s is creeping back into fashion. Retro waves are this season’s must-have look and can be worn with any hair length. Bob styles with retro waves will instantly give you a Gatsby-esque vibe, whereas long retro curls are reminiscent of old-school Hollywood glamour. Retro waves are a great look, whatever your style. Create retro waves with loose hair.
Wearing hair loose in the 20s was the start of women rebelling and fighting for their freedom and rights. Today, loose retro waves are a staple style for red-carpet stars who want to give their style an original twist. Loose waves look great for a girly night out in town, not only because this style takes time to create, but also because the effect is long lasting and voluminous, which can be difficult to create first thing every morning before work! Create retro waves with tied-up hair.
If you prefer wearing your hair tied up, make sure to create a perfect retro wave in the front of your hair that everybody will see. You also need to make sure the rest of your hair is wavy, but this doesn’t need to be as perfect as the front section. Copy the style spotted on the Antonio Marras catwalk and create a wavy curl at the front. Once you’ve washed your hair, apply a styling mousse
to the front section and curl around a large roller then leave to dry. Finish off the look with a layer of hairspray
. © Pixelformula / Antonio Marras prêt-à-porter runway, Spring-Summer 2014 © Jean Louis David