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4 Ways to Rock Retro Waves


Polished curls transition easily from day to night. The retro waves—first made popular in the 1920s—give off a high-glamour effect and can work on any hair type or cut. Don’t know which style to try? Check out four ways celebrities have sported the vintage trend, then vote on your favorite below.  

Long & Loose

To get Ashley Greene’s classic waves, create a deep side part and thick finger curls, then gently brush through for a smoother effect.

Beautylish recommends: Mark. Curl Goddess Curling Mist

Neat, Tucked Updo

Taylor Swift’s natural waves are lightly twisted back into delicately layers that create an elegant effect. The curls softly frame—but don’t cover—her face.

Beautylish recommends : Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Style Mousse Maximum Hold

Short Bob

Bouncy, flirty curls add body to Rachel McAdams’ cropped cut. The waves were formed in alternating directions to give her look a more tousled texture.

Beautylish recommends : Topstyler by Instyler

Undone 'Do

Emma Stone rocks an intentionally messy update on the retro waves. A large front section is left loose while the rest of her mane is tossed into a relaxed bun.

Beautylish recommends: Revlon Nano-Ceramic Curling Iron

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