Sophie Beresiner | 02.12.2019
Take it Back: That 70s Hair
The most now hair is retro hair, but this new update by Syd Hayes is worthy of the new decade. Scroll down for a definitive how to
The most now hair is retro hair, but this new update by Syd Hayes is worthy of the new decade. Scroll down for a definitive how to
The most now hair is retro hair, but this new update by Syd Hayes is worthy of the new decade. Scroll down for a definitive how to
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PHOTOGRAPHY I Petros

Beauty + STYLE director I Sophie Beresiner
hairstylist | syd hayes 

Call it The Gucci effect, call it nostalgia for a better time, but right now 1970s inspired hair is as big a trend as, well, as the hair is big. When it comes to 70's hairstyles, the bigger the better in fact. It’s retroactive styling of the best kind; Ponytails are the new chignons, bouffants are balanced by sideways volume, and the ultimate bowl cut? Well that never should have gone away in the first place.

The secret to getting it right for 2020 is all in the texture, and that mostly comes from the right, foolproof tools and products. Your old-new hair needs to be easier to achieve than it looks, there's too much fun to be had once you're wearing it.

Our hairstylist, renowned international session stylist Syd Hayes is a master in superior styling, responsible for many iconic magazine cover moments, and the most pinnable hair on your feed. He created the looks here using products and techniques everyone can have, or probably already do have at home. Easy. The wardrobe on the other hand? We can but wish.

Printed Quilted Leather Jacket, £5,200.00

Printed Shirt, £1,200.00

Graphic Quilted Skirt, £1,900.00

ALL Louis Vuitton 

PONYTAILS ARE THE NEW CHIGNONS, and the ultimate bowl cut? well that never should have gone away in the first place.

Our hairstylist, renowned international session stylist Syd Hayes, is a master in superior styling.

JIL SANDER tunic, £3,240

PINKO Sequinned jacket, £375

PINKO Sequinned trousers, £270

Sandro Silk Shirt Edged with ruffles, £239

Tory Burch Madison Mary-Jane Pump, £470

hairstylist | syd hayes @ ART + COMMERCE USING BABYLISS
makeup artist | andrew gallimore @ CLM using YSL BEAUTY
model | Rachael Meageen @ Hive
STYLING ASSISTANT | Ollie Korinek
LOCATION | JASMINE HEMSLEY + NICK HOPPER
CASTING | SIMONE SCHOFER


Retro Hair How-To

DIY (you can do it)

HALF N HALF

This look might require maintenance, so a portable styler is best to smooth and keep everything uniform, with a wave at the end. Spritz in some texture spray and shake out with your fingers. Pull the top section into a tight ponytail and accessorize how you see fit.

THe puff

A voluminous fringe? Yes people, this new-old hair perspective is nothing without the volume. There is something beautifully free and expressive about a sideways fluffed out fringe. Ply it with texture spray and blowdry upwards, without a brush.

The S wave

A wavy texture is the most natural way to wear the trend. Start with roughly dried hair, you don’t want a super smooth base. Take a centre part, then wave the hair in a large barrel tong, making sure to keep the ends free for a more natural finish. The ear tuck is

Bouffant braid

Blowdry ridiculous volume into your roots, then add more volume and hold with backcombing and hairspray. it will be tamed by the braid so go extra. Now gather into a loose low pony and braid the ends to contrast the voluminous roots.

BOWL CUT

Obviously this takes a haircut, but you can work the texture in with amazing product (shine shampoo, shine conditioner, shine serum and shine hairspray), then smooth your hair and curl just the ends around a fat barrel tong. Fix with more shine spray.

micro braiding

The tousled texture for your tiny braids to sit in  takes an 80% blowdry and then some carefully placed twists until it’s fully dry. Plait the underneath layers of hair and then play with braiding some of the ends together for an interesting twist.


Retro Hair How-To

DIY (you can do it)

HALF N HALF

This look might require maintenance, so a portable styler is best to smooth and keep everything uniform, with a wave at the end. Spritz in some texture spray and shake out with your fingers. Pull the top section into a tight ponytail and accessorize how you see fit.

the puff

A voluminous fringe? Yes people, this new-old hair perspective is nothing without the volume. There is something beautifully free and expressive about a sideways fluffed out fringe. Ply it with texture spray and blowdry upwards, without a brush.

The S wave

A wavy texture is the most natural way to wear the trend. Start with roughly dried hair, you don’t want a super smooth base. Take a centre part, then wave the hair in a large barrel tong, making sure to keep the ends free for a more natural finish. The ear tuck is

Bouffant braid

Blowdry ridiculous volume into your roots, then add more volume and hold with backcombing and hairspray. it will be tamed by the braid so go extra. Now gather into a loose low pony and braid the ends to contrast the voluminous roots.

BOWL CUT

Obviously this takes a haircut, but you can work the texture in with amazing product (shine shampoo, shine conditioner, shine serum and shine hairspray), then smooth your hair and curl just the ends around a fat barrel tong. Fix with more shine spray..

micro braiding

The tousled texture for your tiny braids to sit in takes an 80% blowdry and then some carefully placed twists until it’s fully dry. Plait the underneath layers of hair and then play with braiding some of the ends together for an interesting twist.

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