Retro rules in hair fashion these days as the wave patterns spotted on catwalks and editorial pages are sporting strong influences from decades past. Crisp finger waves from the 20s, or off base waves from the 30s. To recreate these wave shapes for your clients, or for yourself, combine classic techniques with modern products to produce the right recipe of current looks.
To reproduce the 20s wave shape with a modern curling iron, choose a small barreled iron. For fine hair, apply a dime size amount of Schwarskopf’s Body Me product to damp hair and blowdry to 90% dry. For medium to thick hair, I recommend Schwarzkop’s Twin Curl. After, hold the curling iron upside down in your hand and place it in the hair against the head. At the same time, place your comb on the rim of the iron and push the hair with the comb in one direction as you pull the iron back in the opposite direction.
For the 30s wave, you can use the same products. Create an on base pin curl and clip it into place. Create an adjacent, off base curl and secure. Continue working in horizontal sections around head, alternating the on base and off base curl pattern. Once the hair cools, release the clips and gently rake or brush through the hair.
Both these looks are relatively easy to achieve and turn a regular head of curls or wavy hair, into a fun flirty do for any occasion. Give it a try, you’ll be happy with the results.
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