Hairology: Disco fever on the rise in Sept. with styles from ’70s and ’80s
Editor’s note: Due to restructuring of the layout of the Weekender, the Hairology column scheduled for September did not run during the intended month. Going forward, Hairology will continue to run in the online publication, and when space permits, in the print publication as scheduled.
September is Virgo’s month. Its ruler Mercury governs communications. After a lot of confusion and missed appointments in August, that crazy planet is back on track. Hair-wise, after “The Age of Aquarius,” we’ve moved over to “The Last Dance.” Ladies, disco fever is on the rise, so go back to the late ‘70s and ‘80s. Remember The Captain and Tennille. Tennille was the blonde with the oval bangs that were cut at a slant down the sides and fell into a pageboy. Yep! Then there are more modern versions of the Dorothy Hammil, teased updos, perms and geometric cuts. Remember (Vidal Sassoon) braids and crimping.
The hairdo of the month for Virgo is a light brown base to cover that sun faded mess, then low lights in neutral gold. Ask for a soft cut pulling out small vertical sections and slicing the ends. Shoulder length with a side bang.
Now for the rest of the astro-circle:
Aires: Get out the electric rollers, set for 15 minutes, remove rollers, then turn your head upside down and shake. Yes, you look fab. It’s called retro sexy.
Taurus: You should like this. Create a V section at the crown of your long hair. Secure with a rubber band. Take a one inch section, smooth with an iron, then wrap it around the rubber band and secure. Then in sections, tease and smooth. Turn on the disco music baby.
Gemini: Face definition, it’s a makeup trend, but strobing, contouring, has gone beyond the face. After your stylist gives you the proper cut for the shape of your face, ask her to strobe highlights in the areas that bring out your best features.
Cancer: A curly wedged bob. Tone with a semi-permanent blush rose.
Leo: How about a platinum blonde cut two inches above the shoulders. Blow-dry back completely away from your beautiful face. .
Libra: The longish pixie short fringed bang, longish sides towards the cheeks. Color: black.
Scorpio: Tease front and sides, smooth, then tuck into a twist or knot.
Sagittarius: Keep it long and layered. Ask for a curly perm, and then head out for a disco weekend.
Capricorn: The color is chestnut brown. Long, parted in the middle and waved. Bayolage the waves with golden highlights.
Aquarius: Heavy straight bangs with an old-fashioned smooth pageboy. Iron it if you must. Color: red auburn.
Pisces: Golden blonde for a change. A low ponytail tied with a long ribbon hanging down your back.
See you in October. I’ll be exhausted from disco dancing all month.
Carolyn is author of Hairology and can be reached at Star Tresses, (570) 283-0200 or at StarTresses.com.
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