A Modern Update On Past Hair Trends
A Modern Update on Past Hair Trends
‘What’s old is new again’ has never been a truer saying – and it’s not just for trends in fashion. Some of the most classic hairstyles of times past are making a bold resurgence for the modern age.
Victory rolls, beehives and bobs are all being reinvented for a new generation – discover how you can recreate these classic looks for yourself.
How to master the Faux Flapper Bob
Looking for a quick way to change up your look without the commitment? Channel the fabulous flappergirls of the 1920s by giving yourself a faux bob – this long-to-short style can be yours in three simple steps.
SUPPLIES: 1-2 inch barrel curling iron, hair grips, hair elastic, hairspray
STEP 1: CURL YOUR HAIR
Curly hair is a must when going after a natural-looking faux bob style, so if your hair is straight or wavy, begin by using a 1-2 inch curling iron to completely curl your hair. Once cooled, lightly brush it out with your fingers or a flat brush so it’s not in ringlet form.
TIP: Don’t forget to include all of your layers when you curl your hair. Short layers will end up being most prominent once your hair is shaped into the bob, so you want them to be uniformly curled along with the rest of your hair.
STEP 2: TIE INTO A LOW PONYTAIL
Gather your hair and tie into a low ponytail using clear or hair-coloured elastic, leaving space at the nape of the neck.
STEP 3: TUCK AND SECURE
Begin to tuck your hair up along the nape of your neck to form the bob shape. Make sure your ponytail holder is tucked up too, as well as any loose strands of hair from your ponytail. Play around with the look until it’s a length and style you like, and then secure with hair grips by pushing them upward where your tucked hair meets your neck.
From here, the styling is up to you! Pull some layers out at the front, run your fingers through the top to add some volume and spray with Elnett Heat Protect Spray Smooth Blow Dry to secure.
Bring home the Victory Roll
Victory rolls marked a new sense of self-expression for women following victory in WWII. Today, this iconic American style is a refreshing twist on your standard half-up look. To add a little rockabilly flair to your day-to-day, follow these four key steps.
SUPPLIES: Hair grips, comb
STEP 1: PART AND SECTION YOUR HAIR
Section the hair into a deep part to one side from the crown to just behind the ear. Smooth the rest your hair into a ponytail so it’s out of the way.
STEP 2: ADD HAIR GRIPS AND BACKCOMB
Give your victory roll real show-stopping power by adding a line of hair grips roughly where you’d like your roll to sit – we recommend about four fingers distance from where you parted your hair. Then, begin to lightly backcomb the hair you sectioned off to add texture. This will give your hair volume and staying power as you roll it.
STEP 3: ROLL, ROLL, ROLL
Begin to shape your victory roll by wrapping the ends of your hair around your first and middle fingers. Using your fingers to help keep a barrel shape, wind your hair upwards until you reach the original grips.
STEP 4: SECURE VICTORY
To secure your victory roll, use one hand to hold it and the other to insert grips through the tunnel of the hair. Once it’s in place and as you like it, gently drag the back of the roll down flush with your hairline to ‘close’ the roll so you can’t see through it. Secure this in place with grips as well.
With your victory roll finished, you can build it into any number of styles: a side swept braid, a top knot or down with a loose curl. The choice is yours! Secure your curls using one of our Elnett Satin hairsprays.
NOTE: To create more traditional 1950s victory rolls, part your hair down the middle and follow the same process to create two mirror image victory rolls.
Tackling the 1960’s Beehive
The beehive is one of the most recognisable looks of the super-glam 1960s. Today’s update gives it a bit more edge – ready for the red carpet or the farmers market alike.
It’s worth experimenting with your own unique twist (like adding a braid along the side!) but there are four basic steps to creating beehive glory.
SUPPLIES: Fine tooth comb, hair grips
STEP 1: SECTION THE HAIR
Using a fine tooth comb, separate the front sections of the hair from the crown to just behind the ear. You can leave these sections in your natural part or part from the middle. Clip these sections away from the face while you work to build up the beehive’s signature volume on the back.
STEP 2: BACKCOMBING
Take small sections of hair and, using your fine tooth comb, brush towards the root of the hair until you’ve created some stand-alone volume. Begin at the crown and work about halfway down the back of the head. You’ll feel the beehive forming!
STEP 3: SECURING THE BEEHIVE
Once you have the perfect volume for your liking, use your favourite hairbrush to create the shape of the beehive from your backcombed strands. Secure it with hair grips.
STEP 4: POLISHING THE LOOK
Remember the hair you sectioned away from the face at the start? Well, those strands are your best tools for creating a sleek finished look. Section off about a third of the hair and brush it straight back over the top of the beehive and secure with grips. Use the same process for each of the sides using the remaining front sections and, again, secure. Use an extra hold spray like Elnett Satin Very Volume to keep your hair in place.
STEP 5: CUSTOMISING THE BEEHIVE
Personalise your new beehive by leaving some strands out to frame your face. For shorter hair, tuck loose strands up under the beehive and secure with pins. For longer hair, braid and roll it into an additional bun at the nape of the neck or curl and leave it in a half-up, half-down style.