Anyone who watches fashion trends–and particularly when it comes to hair–is surely stumped anytime long hair comes into a real trend status, because it’s not something that can be acquired with a tool or one-day salon process. Now, sure, there are always extensions, but we’re talking about some serious real hair here. In order to “show up” with the right hair length that’s trending, these girls would have had to all start on it a few to several years before. Does something just signal the minds of a large percentage of women all at the same time, whereby they all start growing out their tresses in tandem or what? It wasn’t all that many gens ago that women everywhere, of all ages and cultures simply didn’t cut their hair. Oh how far we’ve come in a matter of decades, from that long hair time to a highly sophisticated range of amazingly articulate cutting, razoring, shearing and clipping fetes that not only look great, but command hair to do what the cut tells it to.
Coming Around Again–Different Yet the Same
As the old saying goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” and this could not be any truer than when it comes to women’s (and men’s,) hairstyles. At any given time, there seems to be a return of some significance to a nostalgic waxing of hair (no, we’re not talking hair removal here, either.) So a peek into the current most sought-after styles originating in yesteryear heyday, there are some that are back, but this time, with the elocution and new age tools and techniques to advance them all way forward, in many ways. Here are some of the ones we love, for retro hair–as in, ”the long and short of it.”
The Scarfed Updo
A cool aspect of this retro look is that it rocks every length of hair, because shorter styles can be tousled and fluffed or waxed for a messy togetherness, and anything longer than 5 or so inches can be gathered, pinned, twisted and arranged as full-updone tresses. The scarf that’s included in wrapping the head does almost all the talking here. For a more modern take on this, ditch the red with white polka dots and do a new print scarf! To this look, add some cool retro earrings and some bright, cherry-red lipstick, and get goin’!
Teased Crown with Side Pony
This is one of the simplest hairstyles, but it is so very retro-representative, and glamorous, when paired with thick eyeliner with wings. This one’s best on two or three day hair, but you can come close to the same effects with some texturizing spray and product. It’s all about big on top, with texture and some hidden backcombing, and a side ponytail. Finish off with a strand of hair covering the band, or a cool scarf. Depending on your hair’s innate thickness, you can even backcomb your ponytail.
Pony Times Two
This double ponytail begins way up high at the crown, and is so sophisticated, with a second cinching, just inches away from the first gather. It’s great for casual, and can rock the most stylish evening formality, ever. Another go-to, when there’s just no time to wash your hair.
Mid-Length Wavy Bob and Low Side Part
Remembering the lovely Charlotte Rampling, or Julie Christie rock this style makes it all the more desirably sexy. This is the best face-framing style ever. By using heated rollers, part the hair deeply on one side, and leave the rollers in, till they’ve fully cooled. Tousle with your fingers and perfect the one-eye slow look.