Thursday, July 8, 2010

ModLife: Top 10 Retro Hairstyle Trends

Top 10 Retro Hairstyle Trends: "
Curly Mullet, Louise Brooks Bob

Photos: Jennifer Boyer (left), Flickr user ballistikcoffeeboy

As time curls through the decades, many a new hairstyle rides the wave of popularity. Let’s take a look at which tresses have gone out with ‘bangs’ and which have gained a new volume of devotees!

10. Curly Mullet. In this 80s, this radical cut was a ‘perm-anent’ favorite!

9. Louise Brooks Bob. This eponymous 1920s cut was made iconic by the singer and actress who wore it so unflappably well.

8. Flock of Seagulls. Pioneered by Mike Score of this ‘dos namesake band, this super fly 1980s style was typically a guys’ cut, but was worn by fearsome females as well.

7. Bouffant. Popular in the ’60s, this hairspray-happy hairdo featured tresses puffed up high atop of the head and hanging down straight on the sides.

Afro, Feathered Hair

Photos: Essence (left), Zimbio

6. Afro. Reaching the biggest volume of fans in the mid to late ’60s, this groovy hairstyle was a top pick among men and women alike, as well as among noted musical groups like The Jackson 5.

5. Feathered Hair. All the most bodacious birds of the ’80s, like Farrah Fawcett, wore their hair in this flipped, feminine style.

Finger Waves, Poodle Hairstyle

Photo: (right)

4. Finger Waves. As a rule of thumb, these tight ripples were a mainstay of ’20s and ’30s hairstyles.

3. Poodle Hairstyle. When it came to 1950’s hair fashions, this pretty little style, often seen on Lucille Ball, was top dog.

Beehive, Victory Rolls

Photos: Lastfm (left), Rock My Makeup

2. Beehive. In the ’60s, everyone was abuzz about this daring ‘do, which featured hair piled impossibly high upon the head.

1. Victory Rolls. This 1940’s hairstyle, particularly popular during wartime, met women’s needs for practicality in the workforce, yet didn’t sacrifice their femininity.

What’s your favorite hairstyle?


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