Okay, I’ll admit it: I am a sucker for retro hair trends. Be it the big blowout of the ’80s or flipped out hair of the ‘60s, every time an old school hair trend makes a comeback, I can’t keep calm.
This time around, a new retro hair trend that’s made a comeback is Kiss Curls. This one’s from way back, the flapper era, to be precise. You might remember actresses from the ‘20s sport this hairstyle with panache. Now, this hair trend was all the rage during the same time jazz began gaining momentum, so it’s but obvious that the hairstyle had to match up the quirkiness and edginess of that time.
Excited? Here is all the dope on this classic hairstyle from the ‘20s, including how to recreate it. Let’s begin.
Who knew the pesky, never-ready-to-settle baby hair could be a beauty statement? Probably the OG beauty gang from the 20s! The women in the roaring 20s used to style their baby hair and face-framing fringes in a shapely curl flattened and plastered on the face. Back then, it was teamed with flapper cut and finger waves, but in 2020, we are wearing it with boxer braids, micro braids and high ponytails.
Apart from being crazy stylish and stunning, it is pretty easy to pull off too. Hell, you don’t even need a styling tool! All you need is some hair gel or any sticky lotion (to smoothen and flatten the hair) and some curling skill on your tips. Take a look at a step-by-step tutorial to work kiss curls yourself.
Step 01: Apply some hair gel or hair spray to the front half of your hair and style it in any hairstyle. Pull out the baby hair from the front and sides
Step 02: Apply some hair gel, styling cream or simply use water to slick up the baby hair
Step 03: Gather a chunk of baby hair from one side and make one round curl and place it inward toward your face. You can play up the shape and make it as spiral or curly as you want
Step 04: Do the same with the other side as well. You can create a couple of kiss curls on both sides
Step 05: Finish with a mist of hairspray to keep it in place. And, voila!
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