Trending Retro Hairstyles We Loved At The Dyson 2019 Hair Show | Clozette


These days, it's hard to ignore the fact that retro looks are coming back. Whether it's from a recent decade like the noughties or a major throwback like from the 1960s, you can always spot a comeback in the realms of beauty and fashion — and hairstyles are no exception. If you want to ride with the tide or just simply love experimenting with different hairstyles, you can take a cue from the trending retro looks presented at the Dyson 2019 Hair Show in Singapore.


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Celebrating Singapore's top professional hairstylists, the Dyson 2019 Hair Show showcased modern-day iterations of staple retro hairstyles. From all the looks, what got our attention was the '90s bombshell, '80s front flip and Rockstar. Why? Simply because these hairstyles look great but are still easy to achieve. Ahead, our tips for getting these looks. 


The Rockstar


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A timeless look that any gal can rock, this hairstyle is great if you're going for that effortless vibe. To achieve the Rockstar style, start by using the Dyson Airwrap™ styler pre-styling dryer on a high heat and high airflow setting, and blow-dry the hair until 80 per cent dry. You can also scrunch the hair roots to create more volume around the crown.


Then, create outward-facing curls by manually winding a small section of hair around the 30mm Airwrap™ barrel on a high heat and medium airflow setting. Remember to heat each section of hair for five seconds and set the curl with the cold shot setting for three seconds. Next, switch to the 30mm Airwrap™ barrel to complete the other half. Once done, seal with a setting spray.


'80s Front Flip


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Sported by the most famous female celebrities of the 1980s, such as Linda Hamilton, this updated version of the Front Flip is much more relaxed and easier to achieve. To get the look, start by blow-drying hair with the Dyson Airwrap™ styler pre-styling dryer. Next, create outward-facing curls by holding the hair mid-shaft and apply the ends of the hair to automatically wrap around the 40mm Airwrap™ barrel. As the hair curls, gently move the 40mm Airwrap™ barrel towards the scalp. For added volume, you can use the volumising brush attachment on a low heat and low airflow setting. That's it; you're good to go!



'90s Bombshell


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Want a more daring look? Go for the subtly sexy '90s Bombshell hairstyle. It's ideal for those who want to style their long, thick hair. Begin by rough-drying the hair using the Dyson Supersonic™ hairdryer, with a focus on the roots and leaving the ends 50 per cent damp. Once done, separate the hair into eight equal sections. Then, using a medium round brush and the styling concentrator attachment on the Dyson Supersonic™ hairdryer, smooth the hair from roots to mid-shaft on medium heat and medium airflow setting. 


Upon reaching the ends, wrap the hair outwards around the brush and apply high heat and medium airflow until the hair is completely dry. Comb the hair into one side for a sleek, elegant finish. 


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Move over, hair clips and bedazzled barrettes — another ‘90s hair trend is making its comeback this year: the scrunchies. That’s right. Your go-to childhood accessory is taking over Instagram, bigger and better than ever. Surprisingly, this new wave of colourful cloudlike hair accessories didn’t come from the more popular fashion brands that instantly draw hype. Instead, it all started with a humble store called Room Shop Vintage based in Philadelphia. Aside from selling vintage pieces, the shop creates sustainable products like these oversized hair ties made from recycled fabrics. Luckily for us, Room Shop Vintage ships internationally, so we in Asia can get our hands on their products, too. If not, DIY-ing is an option if you’re into crafts




Want to ride on this nostalgic giant scrunchie trend? You won’t go wrong with these vintage chic styles.


A classic tail



You can never go wrong with wearing a basic ponytail. Wherever you go, and no matter the occasion, this look would perfectly give your outfit some girly sophistication. Not to mention, having your hair up gives quite the relief from the heat.



Roll it in a bun


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Want to inject a little elegance to your evening out? If you think the giant scrunchie trend can be too overwhelming, try using it to tie your hair in a bun for an understated look. Pair it with a simple monochromatic dress so your hair becomes the star of your ensemble.



Braid it up


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Don’t think that the giant scrunchie trend is good enough in a simple style, however. Try to experiment at times, too. For days when you’re feeling a bit fancier, have fun and try braiding your hair a dozen ways to mix things up. 


Bubbly ‘do



If you’re not a braids person but want to switch up your usual ponytail anyway, opt to wear your locks in a Bubble ponytail instead. It’s fancier yet easier, as you just have to tie another elastic every few inches to create a new section. No need to tug your strands in between for volume, because the giant scrunchies give it that already. 



Cut it in half



Have short hair? Don’t worry — you can still work the giant scrunchie trend. Separate the upper half portion of your hair and tie it in a knot at the back. The oversized hair tie makes for a completely whimsical look.



Colour code



So as to not make your statement hair accessory clash with your whole outfit, opt to coordinate the colours of your ensemble. Keep it a bit more minimalist by wearing exactly the same muted shade, or at least choose within the same colour family.



Hand it over



There are times when our scalp feels tired and suffocated from having our tresses pulled in a tie. But at the same time, we also want to keep our hair tied to feel fresh all day long. For those days, the best option is to keep our hair ties accessible when we absolutely need them. What’s great about these supersized scrunchies is that they make good accessories for our wrist as well. Talk about multi-tasking and eye-catching! 


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Next, care for your hair with these hair masks.

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As consumers, we look at products and weigh their benefits for our skin, hair and bodies, but we forget that each item can eventually turn into waste. While we support everyone's beauty endeavours, we also think everyone should think about ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Did you know that a piece of plastic takes hundreds of years to degrade naturally? It’s high time we step up to build a more conscious and responsible environment. Don't know where to start? Here are some ways you can reduce your carbon footprint. 


Water watch




One of the simplest ways to start is to keep an eye on how much water you consume during your daily routine. Taps can be turned off while you brush your teeth, nighttime routines that require rinsing can be done in the shower, and having a cold shower are just some of the things you can opt to do. Reducing the need to pump water reduces energy usage and cutting down on heating also helps decrease carbon emissions. Plus, your skin will thank you for minimising the hot water that’s been stripping the moisture from it.

Embrace nudity




There’s definitely convenience in picking up shower gels with their refill packets from the drugstore, but we say give naked soap bars some love, too. Not only does the Earth benefit, but you do, too. These soaps are often made with natural ingredients that give you a gentler wash, thanks to the high pH level and the cold process method — this means you also actively moisturise your skin when you use them. 


Eliminate microbeads




If you love that silky smooth feeling after a good exfoliating session, make it your mission to rid microbeads from your beauty regime. Not only are they are too abrasive for the skin, but they are also not biodegradable. Once they enter the water supply, they have a damaging effect on marine life, the environment and human health thanks to the ability to absorb toxins, which cycle back into the food chain. Pick a chemical exfoliant or something that uses natural exfoliators such as salt, oats or citrus, which can minimise damage to the environment.

Always recycle




Many brands these days are stepping up to the plate with their awareness of environmentally friendly products and packaging, but if you happen to choose brands that have not moved in that direction, that’s okay. Identify which plastics can be recycled by the numbers marked on them, and you’ll be on your way to a greener tomorrow.


Multi-tasking magic




Skip-care is dominating the beautyverse and there’s more to it than just cutting back on time. The multi-use function of beauty products also helps reduce single-use plastic consumption in addition to helping you keep those dollars in check. A versatile facial oil can double or even triple as a moisturiser, lip balm and body lotion — how’s that for consolidation?


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