Big, wavy hair has been a celebrity go-to hairstyle for years now, and although us curly-haired girls are rejoicing, we're also starting to miss some of the older styles. Don't get us wrong, trends like crimped hair and mullets were buried for a reason, but some 'dos—think Jennifer Aniston— just rocked. Dare we call them classics? Take a look at a few hair styles we think need revival.
Zigzag Hair Parting
Just a mere decade a go, we were all about the zigzag hair parting. And why not? Zigzagging worked on just about everyone and it was an easy way to snazz up a day or night 'do.
We know it's been a while, so in case you forgot, here's how to recreate the zigzag parting: wash and style hair as you normally would, then use a tail comb (a comb with a semi-pointy stick at the end of it) and start at the front of your natural hair line. Zigzag your way to the back of your head—the parting should separate naturally. Voila!
Perfectly Straight Hair
Anyone who watched Friends was aware that Rachel Green had the best hair of the 90s, rivaled only by Will Smith's 'do from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Blake Lively of her time, many longed Jennifer Aniston's perfectly straight hair; it was so shiny and there was never a hair out of place. How did she get it that way? That question remains a mystery, but here's how we'd do it:
Wash and condition hair as per usual. Spray a de-frizzing product onto towel dried hair—like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray ($6)— and then evenly comb through a dime size amount of straightening gel, like Bumble and Bumble's Straight ($26). Use a gentle round brush to blow dry sections of your hair straight, then touch up any stragglers with a straightening iron.
Regardless of the products you use, be sure to use something with a heat protection to avoid damaging hair.
Layers of Curls
All this talk of a Footloose remake makes us think about the original film, and subsequently Lori Singer's amazing layered curls from back then. The 80s look was similar to today's wavy hair trend and varied in only a few ways: there were lots more curls than waves and bangs were curled too.
Recreating this look is easiest for women with naturally wavy hair. Start by washing you hair with a curl-friendly shampoo. Next, pat your hair dry and spray it with a heat-protecting spray—like Fekkai's Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves ($24)— then let the rest air dry. When it's ready, take a one-inch barrel hair curler and begin creating small curls in layers, starting at the back of your head. Remember, the more curls the better and don’t forget your bangs.
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