Give your modern look a blast from the past.
New year, new style. But just how new? After all, history has proven that all great beauty trends do repeat themselves. Alas, today we will be setting our straighteners and wet-look gel off to the side to opt for a retro take on volume and seriously head-turning hair. Chances are, you've seen these two trend-setting vintage looks strutting down the runway and scrolling through your social feeds.Now it's time to see them staring back in the mirror at you.
The Vintage Victory Roll
First seen during the post-war era, this retro hairdo blossomed during a time of beauty renaissance. While many hairstyles came to life during the 1950's, it's the Vintage Victory Roll that has withstood time.
To get the look, start with tangle-free hair. Next, create a side part and divide a wide section of hair at your hairline on the thicker side of your part before tying the rest of your hair back in a loose ponytail to keep it out of the way. About two to three inches away from your part, pin a bobby pin in place to grip your strands so that they won't move as you begin to roll. From there, back comb the separated section and spritz it with the L'Oréal Professionnel's Infinium 4 High Hold Hairspray. Next, roll from the ends up towards your pin. To really achieve the look, wrap the hair around two fingers, making sure to maintain the tunnel the whole way up. Once you reach the top of your head, pin your victory roll in place and give it another coat of hairspray for added grip. Follow the same process on the other side of your part and you have yourself a gorgeous, vintage look that's sure to take your modern look to the next level.
Instead of heading to a blowout for your next style, why not have some fun in the new year with a chic combo from yesteryear? Making its way down the catwalk during Milan Fashion Week, this chignon-wave combo is guaranteed to be the prettiest rolled updo you've ever seen.
Start off with knot-free hair so that your end look will look flawlessly smooth. From there, section your hair off into a deep side part. After dividing this section of hair, use the tail-end of a rat-tail comb to section off your bangs. If you don't have bangs, use the front two to three inches of hair from your hairline. Once your bangs are divided, pin them out of the way using a bobby pin and move on to creating your chignon. For this, pull your remaining hair into a low looped bun, making sure to smooth the top of your hair. Once you've secured your hair tie extra tight, gently flex your bun and pin the sides in place, making sure to conceal any hint of your pins. Easy enough!
Now, back to your retro wave. Using your bangs, spritz them using the L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Densite, a backstage favorite. The priming spray adds grip and hold giving an instant root-lifting effect to help perfect your retro swoop. From there, split your bangs into three sections and curl each section back towards your bun. After you've curled all of your bangs, use the tail-end of a rat-tail comb to divide off half-inch sections to tease. Once you've finished teasing your bangs, smooth the tiniest bit of pomade or paste over your bangs to help smooth everything out without reducing any of your teased volume. Next, use a boar bristle brush to smooth your strands together to avoid your bangs separating into their half-inch sections. The goal is for your bangs to look extra smooth and uniform. At this point, when your hair swooshes over, it will naturally have a gorgeous, retro-inspired wave. To complete the look, roll the ends of your curl into a backwards loop and pin it in place. Finish with hairspray and you're ready to go
Now that you're equipped with two effortless looks, which will you rock to turn back time for a little modern day retro glam?