Top Curls.A modern take on the Eighties classic birdnest. Cut close on the side, then a slight fade towards the loose, soft curls and waves cascading to a bit of an undercut highlighted by contrasting colors. Fabulous design, more people need to get onboard.
Simple Long Sideswept Bangs.
Apply some shine serum to damp hair, use straightening lotion on natural curls. Using a paddle brush, blow-dry from the crown creating lift at the root and brushing back. At the midpoint between crown and forehead start brushing forward while still creating root lift. For impeccable side swept bangs, dry contrary to the direction you part, then brush back. Put a lick of gel on the end of those bangs. Flat iron your fringe, flicking the ends.
Spritz of hairspray to finish and smooth away frizzies. To follow is a modern take on Marilyn's famous coiffure. If you're in a hurry, five minutes quick styling won't be perfect but not far off. Dry using a towel, comb into place, using your fingers, distribute pomade, then air dry.
Thoroughly Modern Marilyn.
Blow-dry until damp using a texturizing lotion and round brush. Use the dryer to set your part. Using a rat tail comb, section off and clip. To create those voluptuous curls use a large curling iron (at least 1 inch wide), curling each section inward. Brush carefully and go over with a blow dryer on low prior to spritzing with a light hold spray.
Remember, some hair types hold curls easier than others, so if yours is straight, you may have to experiment to find the method that holds the curls best.
Another method to achieve this perfect finish is by rag curling. It takes the whole night (you sleep in it) but it's worth the effort. Cut strips of rags approximately five inches wide and fifteen inches long. Separate your (dry) hair down the center, then section off each side. Start by taking a piece, grasp the end of the strand with the center of the rag folded over, curl around the rag to the underneath, all the way up to the side of your head, and tie the loose ends into a very tight knot, repeat on the other strands, and use hairspray. Sleep in these overnight, take them out in the morning, brush, and you're good to go. What you need: Texturizing lotion, round brush, rat tail comb, clips, large curling iron and light hold hairspray. Next a feminine wispy cut.
Lovely Feminine Light Locks.
Designs like the example here are often referred to as mid-length because it falls to below the ears. A dreamy style using an updated classic mod mop vibe. Cropped at the back and long around the ears and fringe. The softness is created using a technique called razor cutting on the ends.
The contrast of textures and the volume creates extra interest, the sides and crown have a more volumized messy vibe while the bangs are neatly swept to one side. Trimmed to add volume and definition, the sides feature swept bangs which also take away any excess length of the face. Want something to exude style and volume? Plumping for something akin to this won't take you astray.
Sexy and Messy.
Trendy, sexy styles like the example here are popular because of a dash of messy appeal. It's exciting because of all the textures, one side has soft waves and the other has more straight and winged out bangs. Once set, there's scant need for follow-up styling through the day. If platinum blonde isn't your thing, you need not worry, brunettes and redheads will benefit from its adaptability too.
A breeze to maintain, easy on the pocket and great for women who are always on the go. Worn by teen girls up to seniors. Adding clips or hair jewelry dresses up or down, keeps everyone on their toes. The following idea needs more preening. If your hair won't stay up, you shouldn't worry too much, as this hairdo will still look nice when it's around your ears and in your face.
Rocker Chick Bangs.
Take a small amount of straightening cream and distribute through to the tips. Choosing a straightening cream that adds texture will styling easier. Use a rat tail comb to perfect the side part and comb into place. Blow dry using a round brush, fingers on the short areas, lifting the roots. If you have stubborn bangs add matte pomade.
Take the long side section and clip. Beginning at the bottom section use a small flat iron to straighten and angle, working towards the top. Add some shine serum to the long bangs and comb it through. Smooth unwanted flyaways using the neat trick of hairspray on the spine of a brush or comb. Keeping the color in mind wash using sulfate free and blue or purple shampoo will fight brassiness. Use a mask and products like Argon oil to keep your locks moisturized and protected from heat products. By contrast the next one's 20s retro.
Pretty plain in isolation, hidden by curls and bobby pins looking super-sultry. The curls and styling bestow personality. The accompanying make-up and accessories help complete the ensemble and drive it home. Pearls and bows don't exactly go with everything.
To achieve this you only need a curler/wand, a comb, and quite a lot of hairspray. These curls start high on the head: you're aiming for the arch of your eyebrow. Don't let these sit as long as a normal curl: you'll be combing most of this puppy out! The bottom needs to keep wavy as possible, around the ears comb the curl out before it sets.
After you've flattened the upper portion, wrap the curls around a long bobby pin. Section off: two sections should be sufficient, although course strands may require a third. Roll the first portion into a simple bun, following the motion of the curls you've made. Do the same to the second part, having it meet the first using another pin.
Fine hair? You'll need extra pins and a ton of hairspray. Spraying the pins prevents them slipping out. Add a bow, some pearls, and heavy make-up and you're ready to sneak to the speakeasy!