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  • <b>Get the look:</b><br />
1. Prep the hair with <a href='/index.php/products/view/50' target='_blank'>Foundation Mist</a>. <br />
2. Spray <a href='/index.php/products/view/68' target='_blank'>Soft Lacquer</a> in section-by-section and use a curling iron to create a loose pin curl set to achieve the motion of the waves. For shoulder length hair, use a 1-inch iron. The longer the hair, the smaller the iron should be, since the weight of the hair will pull down the curls.<br />
3. Take the pins out and brush out the set.<br />
4. Part your hair to one side and use your fingers to sculpt alternating ridges. For a modern take on this look, slick back the other side with <a href='/index.php/products/view/58' target='_blank'>Rough Luxury Molding Wax</a>.
  • <b>Get the Look:</b><br />
1. Towel-dry the hair well and spray <a href='/index.php/products/view/50' target='_blank'>Foundation Mist</a> all over.<br />
2. Spray <a href='/index.php/products/view/55' target='_blank'>Maximista</a> at the root and blow-dry. <br />
3. Spray <a href='/index.php/products/view/68' target='_blank'>Soft Lacquer</a> in section-by-section and use a curling iron to do a loose pin-curl set. Brush out the curls with a Mason Pearson brush to create rough texture. This will help modernize the look.<br />
4. Take a two-inch section of hair from your temple and using two fingers, loosely wrap the hair around your hand and roll it away from your face. Pin in place. Repeat on the other side.<br />
5. Finish with a mist of <a href='/index.php/products/view/53' target='_blank'>Imperméable</a>.
  • <b>Get the Look:</b><br />
1. Prep the hair with <a href='/index.php/products/view/73' target='_blank'>Volumista</a> and blow-dry with a round brush for soft, easy volume.<br />
2. Spray <a href='/index.php/products/view/26' target='_blank'>Dry Texturizing Spray</a> at the roots and throughout the hair for added texture and volume.<br />
3. Place a headband towards the front of the head.<br />
4. Tease the hair behind the headband, then use a brush to lightly smooth it out and create the desired shape.<br />
5. Set with <a href='/index.php/products/view/70' target='_blank'>Superfine Hair Spray</a>.<br />
6. Finish with a mist of <a href='/index.php/products/view/1884' target='_blank'>Shine</a> for added luster.
  • <b>Get the Look:</b><br />
1. Prep hair with <a href='/index.php/products/view/60' target='_blank'>Shampoo</a> and <a href='/index.php/products/view/45' target='_blank'>Conditioner for Brilliance and Shine</a>.<br />
2. Apply <a href='http:///index.php/products/view/57' target='_blank'>Rock Hard Gel</a> from roots to ends to damp hair. <br />
3. Blow-dry hair with a round brush for soft volume. <br />
4. Finish by detailing and piecing out the hair with <a href='/index.php/products/view/67' target='_blank'>Smooth Style Serum</a>.
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Iconic Hair Through the Decades

Fashion trends come and go, but one thing stays the same: What was old will, at some point, become new again. Just as fashion loves to turn back the clock, we took a look at some of the most iconic hair looks from decades past and asked Oribe educators for their perspective on how to update the looks for today. Read on for a hair history lesson and scroll through the slideshow above to get the updated how-tos for today.

The '20s and '30s


One of the most iconic symbols of the era is the flapper: a young woman sporting bobbed hair and short skirts that redefined society’s ideas of womanhood. Finger waves and marcel waves were popularized to soften the hard appearance of the bob, and popularized by glamorous Hollywood starlets like Clara Bow, Jean Harlow and Marlene Dietrich. In 1929, the stock market crashed and a severe worldwide economic depression followed. As a result, hair became less polished and curls became softer and more voluminous—an optimal style to wear with smaller hats since luxury fabrics were hard to get ahold of.

Today, these styles are still a favorite on the red carpet and perfect for black-tie events. Oribe educator Kien Hoang suggests sticking with the softer waves of the ‘30s to update the look. For a modern edge, slick back one side to give the illusion of an undercut, which is the perfect way to toughen up a predictably pretty look.

The '40s and '50s


World War II impacted daily life in a major way in the '40s. With men away at battle, women took over the remaining factory jobs, with Rosie the Riveter as the symbol of working woman. Since long hair was hazardous to operating assembly-line machinery, women were encouraged to cut their hair and wear it out of their face. In a morale-boosting effort, the U.S. government even approached Hollywood beauty Veronica Lake to cut her signature cascading peek-a-boo waves on camera, to which Ms. Lake obliged. As a result, victory rolls (so named because the pinned-back rolled hair resembled a “V” shape) became a popular ‘40s style that women adorned with headscarves and ribbons. In the '50s, the trend shifted towards more “natural” looking waves like those of Marilyn Monroe, even though the look was achieved by perming, setting, styling and spraying.

According to Oribe educator and Little Axe Salon owner Coby Alcantar, the key to modernizing an iconic '40s victory roll is incorporating lots of texture and leaving the look a little undone. “I love the texture you get from brushing out curls—which was a no-no for a long time,” said Coby.

The '60s and '70s


Thanks to First Lady Jackie Kennedy, hair reached new heights in the '60s and '70s. The style icon’s super-teased hair, whether styled into a flipped-up bob or brushed back into a shoulder-skimming ‘do, became one of the most highly requested looks at salons all across America. What’s more, '60s and '70s actresses like Jane Fonda, Catherine Deneuve, Raquel Welch and Brigitte Bardot sported various versions of sexy, undone bouffants topped with flirty, feminine touches like ribbons and headbands.

For a more modern interpretation of the bouffant, Oribe suggests creating a softer, pretty version of the look. “The Bardot thing can be very overdone,” says Oribe, who created a romantic, feminine version of the look on actress Jennifer Lawrence for the February 2013 cover of Vanity Fair.

The '80s and '90s


Fashion in the '80s was fun, playful, big, bold and wild…and the hair was no different. Hair in the '80s was crimped, curled and teased; bangs were bigger than ever; and scrunchies in every color under the rainbow topped off side ponytails. Since there were relatively few quality hair products on the market, people often resorted to using at-home concoctions like sugar and water sprays for hold. As a result, hair was often damaged in the process. “Big, sexy hair is always in style…but the difference between then and now is the quality of hair products available,” says Oribe educator Ronnie Stam. “The secret to having big hair that’s beautiful is to start with healthy hair,” said Ronnie.

Cindy Crawford’s sexy, voluminous hair on MTV’s House of Style is the perfect balance between sexy '80s volume with a splash of '90s grunge texture that’s still stylish and wearable today. We asked Ronnie, who styled Crawford on the show in that era, how to re-create the look while keeping hair healthy and happy.
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