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‘80s blowouts are back: A surprisingly-cool revamp of the retro style

23 August 2019
‘80s blowouts are back: A surprisingly-cool revamp of the retro style
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All brushed back

 

Once you’ve styled your hair with volume, a classic 1980s style is brushed straight back with added height and smooth sides. If you need to, tease the front of your hair to create more volume before brushing it back, and hold in place with hair spray. Use hair clips just below your ears to smooth your hair down at the sides.

 

And there you have it. It may not be an obvious first choice but a retro blowout, when done right, is one of those cute hairstyles for long hair, particularly if you find yourself asking “What hairstyle will suit me?”

‘80s blowouts are back: woman with short hair blowout

The 80s blowout – get your volume on

 

To achieve 80s hair, you need height and volume. You need a product that allows you to blow dry your hair with lots of lift at the root – but creates a finished look that is still soft and touchable.

 

We recommend L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni ART Full Volume Extra Mousse – it’s a light styling mousse that lifts your hair at the roots, but won’t weigh it down or make it hard and crunchy.

 

Work a generous amount of product (a blob about the size of a tennis ball) into your long hair and comb through to distribute the product. Style your hair with a hairdryer. The mousse also offers heat protection, so you don’t need to worry about damaging your hair.

‘80s blowouts are back: woman with a blowout

Style your hair upside down

 

A great way to get extra volume is to flip your head over and blow-dry your hair upside down. When you turn the right way up again, you’ll have loads of volume at the roots. Not in the mood to flip upside down? Here’s some hair advice: Use volumizing hair powder – but make sure you apply it correctly.

 

 

Let your curls hang loose

 

Curly haired girls – time to rejoice. No more stressing about getting your hair poker straight. Use a hair dryer to smooth your curls a bit, but don’t straighten them completely. They give your hair volume. If you don’t have natural curls, add a few with a curling iron.

‘80s blowouts are back: woman with afro blowout

All brushed back

 

Once you’ve styled your hair with volume, a classic 1980s style is brushed straight back with added height and smooth sides. If you need to, tease the front of your hair to create more volume before brushing it back, and hold in place with hair spray. Use hair clips just below your ears to smooth your hair down at the sides.

 

And there you have it. It may not be an obvious first choice but a retro blowout, when done right, is one of those cute hairstyles for long hair, particularly if you find yourself asking “What hairstyle will suit me?”

‘80s blowouts are back: woman with short hair blowout
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