Certain images are immortal. Princess Di exiting St. Paul's Cathedral in that huge gown, Marilyn standing on a grate in that sexy halter dress with the skirt blowing up around her. Going retro makes you feel like you possess a bit of that elegance and glamour.
Puffy sleeves and enormous trains are hard to work into a modern look, but you can channel the classy sophistication of a Hollywood icon in an updated version of a classic screen moment.
Pin Up Worthy Pin Curls
Pin curls are a little tricky to perfect, but the results are well worth it. Start with a rat tail or fine tooth comb. The right comb makes styling much easier. Smooth AG Hair Details Defining Cream into dry hair for soft curls with definition. Section off 1 inch or so of hair and comb it smooth, then hold it against your head with one finger.
Take the opposite hand and wind the section in a smooth clockwise circle around your index finger, trying for a perfect round. Make it as smooth as possible without twists. Press the finished curl with your thumb and and slide on one bobby pin or two in a crisscross pattern.
Make sure your curls are secure, especially if you plan to sleep on them. You can also set the style under a hooded dryer. Take the curls out and finger style once set.
So Foxy Curly 'Fro
Pam Grier was one sexy siren with no problem flaunting her bodacious curves. Bring her sultry look into the new millennium with an updated spiral set.
This look is amazing on natural hair, with great volume. It's also a lifesaver if you are transitioning or several weeks post relaxer, as it will blend your two textures. This style is best done on hair that is 80% dry. Excess moisture will shrink your curls and give you roughness at the roots. Let the moisture from your products set the style. Start by spraying in Bed Head TIGI Foxy Curls Hi Def Curl Spray to smooth the cuticle, define curls, and bust frizz. Follow with curl mousse to ensure your curls maintain their shape. You can also use a bit of olive oil or coconut oil for sheen.
Section your hair into four sections. Clip three sections out of the way, then start winding one inch sections on flexi rods from the end in a spiral, only bending the rod once you reach the roots. Let the style set. A diffuser attachment will speed things up a great deal, or you can sit under a hooded dryer.
Remove the rods and finger style, separating your curls as you go.