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Retro Glamour Waves

THE retro glam waves are back! From Hollywood actress to catwalk models and magazine editorials, these fab looks are back to steal some hearts. The 40s and 50s were ruled by the glamorous curly looks of Veronica Lake, Marlene Dietrich and Grace Kelly, with their well-defined curls and deep-set side parting. And now this Hollywood glamour style is back!

Inspired by the old Hollywood movies and iconic starlets, these large glamorous curls are easy to pair with loads of outfits and can be worn at different events. Julianne Hough and Dita Von Teese sport these types of looks, and we have just the tips on how to create them.

First of all, for a classic retro coiffure your hair color should look uniform and it should be at least shoulder-length. There are various styles you can try once you have created the giant glamour waves. Just follow the steps as explained by Schwarzkopf's hairstylists:

Step 1. 

Work a tennis ball sized dollop of styling mousse through your towel-dry hair.

Step 2. 

Use a thin comb to create a low exacting side parting.

Step 3. 

Wrap large strands of hair on medium-sized rollers or on a curling iron. Alternatively, you may form the waves with your fingers and secure them with clips and hairspray.

Step 4.

Then blow-dry your hair before you carefully remove the curlers. Of course, blow-drying is not necessary when you use heated curlers.

Step 5. 

Now shape the curls using your fingers.

Step 6. 

You may like to use some gel for a smoother look or to tame flyaway hair.

Step 7. 

Extra-gloss hairspray is the perfect finish for this style.

Tips & Tricks

Slightly undone glamour waves give the look a modern touch. Simply use your fingers to tousle the perfect curls a little. Carefully brushing the glamour curls has the same effect. The result: the hair looks less stiff and has more volume. If your hair is long enough sweep it to the side and over one shoulder. This looks particularly glamorous.

Best way to highlight your new hairstyle, is to go for bright red lips and ultra black eyelashes or dark Smokey eyeliner.

Get The Look: Retro Glamour Waves
Get The Look: Retro Glamour Waves
Get The Look: Retro Glamour Waves