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A Retro Duel: '70s Waves vs. '80s Curls

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'70s waves vs '80s curls

Which will you choose?

It's the battle of the decades! Are you a soft '70s waves fan or are you all about those weathered '80s curls? That, my dears, is the ultimate question in this retro Match the Look battle?

 

Soft '70s Waves

First debuting almost 50 years ago, ultra-long, soft waves have been making an appearance on modern day red carpets near and far. Taking inspiration from one of the '70s top female musical talents, this flowing hairstyle is equal parts hippie and chic.

The Style:Long, loose and wavy with that classic middle parting.

How to Get the Look:Wash your hair as you normally would. After washing and towel-drying your hair, rub some Hollywood Waves Siren Waves Cream into damp hair to achieve extreme bounce while maintaining a soft, natural touch with illuminated shine.

What the Editors Say:If you're aiming to rock your soft '70s waves in a natural-looking blonde shade, the best news is that L'Oréal Professionnel salon treatments have come on light years in the last 40 years so you can get that blonde look with INOA High Resist . The first permanent hair color without ammonia, it's all about cool, natural looking blonde without the unnecessary hair cruelty!

Weathered '80s Curls

The Style: Major volume paired with a natural-looking, lived-in texture. In other words, the bigger, the better.

How to Get the Look:If you have naturally curly hair, when you hop out of the shower reach for some of the Hollywood Waves Spiral Queen Mousse to give your natural texture a long-lasting boost. If, on the other hand, you don't have natural curls, use a heat protectant to protect your hair from the damaging effects of your hot tools and curl your hair using a 3/8" curling iron. The trick is to create lots of tight coils before shaking your head vigorously to loosen your curls for a natural-looking '80s effect. If you're worried that your naturally straight hair won't hold the look, be sure to top off your weathered curls with a hit of Infinium 3.

What the Editors Say:Don't get caught up in hoping to achieve a perfectly smooth head of curls - that's not the point. '80s curls are all about trying

Which retro style will you choose?

 

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