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.
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.
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
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!
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.