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Mid-length waves: a sophisticated retro hairstyle

They say that fashion trends always come full circle and for proof, we only need to look at all of the flared denim and suede jackets hitting the high street this season. For more 1970s inspiration, try retro mid-length waves!

All about the look

This ultra-feminine and natural-looking hairstyle reminds us of the 70's characterised by curly-haired iconic blonde beauties. The look has been modernized, however, by foregoing the heavy layers in favour of one uniform length with blunt ends. Rather than create a caricature, give nod to your favourite decade with a look that's subtly retro and totally refined.

Is it for me?

In short: yes! One of the many advantages to this delicate look is that it suits all hair types- from fine to thick! Best of all, our stylist advises that it also suits all face shapes and hair colours, so there's truly nothing holding you back from this vintage look.

If you do decide to try this hairstyle, keep in mind you'll need to rely on heat styling to create the structured waves; incorporating nourishing hair care products into your regular routine, or having an intensive hair mask applied in-salon, will be obligatory for combating heat damage.

The importance of technique

Our hair professional explains that though this look is simple, it's far from effortless. The technique will depend on your hair type: wavy hair might need just a little help from the curling iron for defined shape, while fine hair will benefit from hot rollers. To keep your curls in place for longer, consider utilising a translucent setting spray for natural-looking waves with shape memory. Simply spray the product onto towel-dried hair before styling.

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