Retro revival

15 Jan

If the red carpet at the Golden Globes is anything to go by then hairstyles are due a retro revival.

Think Marilyn Monroe, think beehives and deep side partings. Yet you can update those styles with a few twists to make it a style for 2016.

Soft pin curls

Lady Gaga imbued old school Hollywood glamour with her Marilyn Monroe inspired soft pin curls. Her hair is shorter here, as was the 50s actress’, but you can still go for waves to suit longer styles, especially if you were hair extensions. Dream Girl’s Waves and Curls range can add a soft gentle wave.

Stay away from heat to recreate this style. It’s about achieving maximum volume but you can easily do this using rollers. Depending on how long your hair is (go for a larger curler if your hair is longer) you need to wrap hair around one and a half times around the roller to get the required lift and curl.

Use gel and spray to help the style set. Make sure the curls frame your face by turning the rollers slightly towards your face as you roll them in. Begin on slightly damp hair and allow to dry naturally to ensure a longer lasting style.

Katy Perry’s beehive do

Rooted in the glamour of the 60s, this half up-do screams Hollywood style. And Katy Perry pulls it off with aplomb. The secret, we suspect, is a hairpiece, which allows you to add volume to the roots and achieve that extra lift.

First use rollers on your locks to add a soft wave and lift. Style in a centre parting so that your hair frames you face. Choose a hair piece in a colour that blends seamlessly into your natural locks. A Closure in human hair clips over your crown, providing a little extra lift. Backcomb and pin in place. Use hairspray to secure.

A short bob

Cate Blanchett’s razor short bob with a deep side parting is very much inspired by the forties and Hollywood glam. If you don’t want to make the chop then a wig can offer you the style you’re looking for.

Dream Girl’s Chic Collection has a range of colours and styles to choose from. A short bob in the Seema style comes in different shades so you can select your own.  Made using human hair the wig will fall naturally. Part on the side and gel down the other side. You can ask a stylist to add a blunt finish to the ends if you want the style changed.

(Getty Images)

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