Since the retro look is the look of the season, it is but timely to look back and recall the timeless glamorous hairstyles immortalized by the Hollywood divas of the past all the way from the 20s to the 60s. These glamorous Hollywood hairstyles of old are the driving force behind the current trendy retro hairstyles that are shaking the world of hairstyle fashion this 2014.
Finger Waves or Marcel Waves
Finger Waves are curls created by setting the hair into curls by squeezing hair lightly sprayed with hair spray ( at that time a hair lotion) between the fingers and allowing it to dry slightly and then combing the hair in alternate directions to create the waves. This hairstyle was very popular in the 20s and 30s and Hollywood beauties of those generations Jean Harlow and Bette Davis made this hairstyle their signature hairdo.
Marcel waves originally known as “Undulation Marcel” are not exactly the same as finger waves but they almost look the same. This hairstyle was created by French hairdresser Francois Marcel in the 19th century by using curling irons. The result of this process looks exactly like finger waves. Modern day celebrities that have rocked the finger wave or Marcel wave are Charlize Theron, Katy Perry, Hale Berry, Drew Barrymore and Christina Aguilera.Read More