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Throwback Hair

Throwback Hair

From TV shows to the red carpet, retro hairstyles are in demand. Here's how to get inspiration from the past but make your hair oh-so present!

Hairstylist David Armendariz says it's easy to have a contemporary look that fits your personality and incorporates elements from yesteryear.

Late '50s Sophia Loren look:

  • Section the hair across the top of your head from ear to ear. Then, make another section near the nape of the neck.
  • Divide those sections into smaller sections.
  • Grab a section, spray with hairspray, curl with a large barreled curling iron, release and re-roll with a Velcro roller to cool.
  • Do this to the back sections, then move on to the top sections. Use the same process, but use smaller Velcro rollers for the top.
  • Let the rollers set or use a hairdryer on the low setting and cool temperature to set the hair.
  • Remove the rollers being careful to keep a spiral curl in the hair.
  • Flip your head over and shake out the curls.
  • Tease the top, tame fly-aways, finish with hairspray.
Early '60s Modern Beehive:
  • Tease, tease, tease all the hair at the crown.
  • Spray the teased hair with hairspray (it will be very big!).
  • Next, tease the sides. Take diagonal sections and tease the hair forward so it can be pulled back with volume.
  • Lightly smooth out the top layer of hair.
  • Grab the top section of hair, gather it, twist it and push it forward and pin it with two bobby pins (criss-crossed).
  • Pull one side back, cross it over the back and pin it. Then, pull the opposite side back, cross it over and pin it.
  • Use a teasing comb to lift flat areas and comb down hairs that are sticking out.
  • Finish with hairspray.
Late '60s Mad Men Style:
(This style works best if you have a very short/pixie cut.)
  • Start with towel-dried hair.
  • Apply a good amount of styling gel to the entire head and focus on making a dramatic part.
  • Set the gel with a hairdryer on a low setting.
  • Apply pomade to seal the slicked-down style.
  • Add red lipstick to make the masculine hairstyle more feminine and dramatic.
Early '70s Messy Braid:
  • Start by spraying texturizing spray onto dry hair and scrunching a little.
  • Part your hair and sweep it to the side where you want your braid.
  • Twist the hair at the nape of your neck toward your soon-to-be braid.
  • Then, braid your hair over the front of your shoulder in any style you wish (classic, fishtail, etc.)
  • Cover the rubber band at the end with a piece of hair and pin it in place.
  • Mess up the braid a bit by pulling pieces out.
  • Spray with hairspray to finish.
For more information:
David Armendariz, hairstylist
Devin Barksdale, makeup artist
Tre Spa Salon
Tre Span on Facebook

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