As is often the case in fashion and beauty, the future trends can usually be found by looking back, and this season is seeing a major 70’s beauty influence, especially for hair. Something about the earthy sexiness of the summer has resulted in a recent wave of 70’s nostalgic looks, from lanky school-girl hair to bohemian waves. Celebrity hair stylist Richard Collins breaks down three of the season’s hottest 70’s-inspired hair looks.
Nothing says summer-lovin’ seventies quite like free spirited boho waves and braids. And Collins says this look is everywhere right now. He says the key to this style is to make your hair wavy without a defined curl pattern. Start by putting Schwarzkopf styliste Ultime Biotin+ Volume and Texture Magic Volume Powder at the roots of your dry hair to add texture. Then take a small section off of your natural part and wrap it around a curling iron towards your face. Without letting go of the piece you just curled, unwrap it from the curling iron and re-wrap it around the barrel again, this time wrapping the opposite way, away from your face. Continue curling all of your hair this way, taking bigger sections on bottom and smaller sections on top. This gives you the messy, undefined look you’re going for. Use your fingers to separate and soften up the waves. Next, grab random sections of your hair and braid them tightly for tiny braids that blend into the rest of your hair for a truly seventies vibe. Top with a headband and finish with Schwarzkopf styliste Ultime Biotin+ Volume and Texture H20 Free Hairspray.
Another classic 70’s look that Collins says we are seeing everywhere this season is poker straight hair. The key, he says, is to keep it shiny, glossy and center-parted with flat roots. Start by lightly applying Schwarzkopf styliste Ultime Satin Frizz Control and Heat Protection Straightening Cream to towel-dried locks. Comb through and blow dry to lock in the straightening cream. Part your hair into a center part so that your tresses fall into the right position. Once your hair is fully dry, clip it into manageable sections, and use a flat iron to straighten section by section. Make sure that you are straightening from root to tip to get the roots of your hair as flat as possible for the poker straight look. Set your style with Schwarzkopf styliste Ultime Crystal Shine and Hold Laminating Shine Hair Spray to control fly-aways and keep your poker straight locks looking sleek and glossy.
Maybe the most iconic look of all 70’shairstyles is the feathered shag and Collins says it is just as popular this season as it ever was. To achieve this look, start by parting dry hair down the center, as a center part is one of the most important elements to this style. Use a large barrel curling iron to curl one inch sections away from the face. If you have bangs or layers around your face, apply Schwarzkopf styliste Ultime Crystal Shine and Hold Transparent Polishing Cream for added smoothness and separate them into a soft fringe using your fingertips. This look calls for a good hairspray to hold it in place yet still be able to move, so set it with Schwarzkopf Biotin+ Volume and Texture H20 Free Hairspray.
With hair seeing a major 70’s inspired revival this season, it’s the perfect time to have fun with a sexy summer look. Be sure to keep celeb stylist Richard Collins’ how-to guide on hand and stock up on your favorite Schwarzkopf products, and you’ll be rocking the 70’s like a true style icon!