Hairology: June saw styles from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s come back in droves
Welcome to June 2017 where everything is retro.
Women’s fashion has gone bonkers both in hair and clothing. You see 1940s floral attire galore, 1950s off the shoulder peasant blouses, 1960s long skirts. As for hair color, the shades of the rainbow won’t go away. New is rose gold and platinum silver. And guess what, hair waves are back. Whether short, medium or long, you’ll see bouncy waves right up to finger waves — yep, finger waves.
Just yesterday I was sitting in a doctor’s office where I saw short hair with finger waves so pronounced they appeared to have been formed with old-fashioned wave clips. But wait, I happened to look up from the magazine I was reading when a woman walked in with a waved bob. Oh, one more thing, the Bohemian look is back. Remember Cher? Also, curly hair, perms, the Afro! It appears the designers are caught in a time capsule. As for Astro hair, where should I begin?
Aries — Curls. If your hair is naturally straight, consider a perm.
Taurus — Dark blonde base, light blonde highlights, no cut.
Gemini — A shaggy bob with soft-razored ends.
Cancer — Start with platinum silver streaks.
Leo — After getting blonde highlights, cover with rose gold, long and wavy.
Virgo — Shoulder length, side bang, chocolate brown.
Libra — Middle part, long with large waves, bayolage with blonde.
Scorpio — Bouncing curls, mid length. Get out the electric rollers.
Sagittarius — Vibrant copper red with hand-painted golden highlights.
Capricorn — Blonde base with light brown highlights. Layered, let it hang.
Aquarius — Cher look-alike. Straight bang and long. Iron it. Color mahogany, some black lowlights.
Pisces — Dusty lavender, short back, long sides, wispy bangs.
Carolyn is author of Hairology and can be reached at Star Tresses, (570) 283-0200 or at StarTresses.com.