I miss the late 1990’s. It was a good time stylewise to be young and have long, curly hair. This Fall a modern twist on ’90’s wild curls are back in style, and our newest contributor, Janine Jarman, is going to tell us how to get this look. Janine is owner of Hairroin Salon in LA and Sebastian Professional’s West Coast spokesperson and one of only five members of their national Sebastian Design team. You may know her from Bravo’s Shear Genius.
Take it away Janine!
“Retro” is the buzzword this fall, and 90s-era inspired natural curls are one of the hottest hair trends around! But fear not, this look has been updated with a modern twist. Instead of the crispy curls of the 90s, today’s mane is soft, shiny and touchable, thanks to the more advanced hair products and styling tools available today. And with so many creative ways to wear curls, there’s no need to get locked into the long and layered look from the past. Curly girls are going short with funky asymmetrical cuts and cropped sides, or rocking middle and deep side parts with high sheen and sleek finish, as seen on the Balenciaga runway. Even the 60s are totally relevant this season, given the amazing disheveled beehives gracing the Jean Paul Gaultier runway shows.
To show off your fabulous new curls, why not also try this season’s “It” color and go red! Red is everywhere right now! Starlets such as Amy Adams and Emma Stone are making their way down red carpets in various shades of this versatile color. When picking a red tone, make sure it goes with your skin tone. A great trick for this is to look for the color flecks in your eyes. If you have warm-colored eyes or warm flecks, go with warm reds (orange and yellow-based). If you have cool-toned eyes or flecks, go with cooler reds (blue and violet-based).
Brunette bombshells are also making a big splash thanks to the lovely Middleton sisters from across the pond. If you have warm-toned eyes, choose gold and red-based browns. If you have cool-toned eyes, then you’d look best with a shade that has violet, ash or neutral undertones.
Here are a few tips and tricks for trying out three head-turning looks!
Glamour Girl Curls
Make sure you get your curly locks cut by a curl specialist. Curly hair is quite different from straight texture and it takes a curly hair pro to do it right the first time. If you’re in the LA area, Irene, Sarah and Luis are Hairroin Salon’s go-to stylists for curls. Once you have the cut, you can easily style at home.
1. Apply Sebastian Whipped Crème and Taming Elixir evenly through wet hair from roots to ends.
2. Twirl square-inch sections of hair in and scrunch to create curl clumps.
3. Use a hair dryer diffuser to blow dry. A diffuser is an attachment that fits on the end of your dryer and helps to create curl and body. You can get one at your local beauty supply store. Try not to touch your hair as you blow dry, just tilt your head and let the curl clumps gather in the diffuser until dry. Switch sides and then do the back.
4. Once hair is dry and cool, spray on a bit of Sebastian Halo Mist and gently pull curls apart. You can also shake it out with your hands laced in at the roots. Finish with Sebastian Shaper Zero Gravity hair spray for a lightweight, supple hold.
Great advice, Janine! We’ll be posting her advice on how to style an undone beehive and testing out red tones during the week!