Hair how to: Nail those nostalgic hairstyle trendsPosted on 2 Jul, 2014
We all have fond memories of the hairstyles of our youth. Some styles have become completely iconic, remember ‘The Rachel’ anyone? Some styles, on the other hand, should definitely be locked up in a drawer and never thought of again. Ever. If you’re in need of some hair-spiration and fancy a little trip down memory lane then look no further, as here at GoGroopie, we’ve racked our brains to find the greatest nostalgic hairstyle trends and figured out how you can re-create them in a way that’s much more trend than tragic.
Who didn’t want masses and masses of corkscrew curls? Although sometimes it did go perhaps a tad poodle-y, plus there was the added stress of it lasting for a REALLY long time.
If you’re looking for curls you can control (and that won’t last for 6 months) then no heat sponge curling tools are the way forward. You’ll get those curls you’ve been craving without the hassle. No poodles in sight.
Ah the scrunchie, such a simple style but with so many memories attached. Layering at least 5 different colours over each other, hair pulled up so tightly it created the ‘Croydon facelift’ and not forgetting those two inexplicably thin strands of hair pulled out of the ponytail to ‘frame your face’. Although, with everyone from Alexa Chung to Cressida Bonas bringing back the scrunchie, could it be time to give it another shot?
When your boring ‘normal’ coloured hair was driving you mad, the only logical thing seemed to be to paint a streak through it with a sticky brightly coloured mascara wand, right? We had them in every colour imaginable, naturally.
If you’re looking for rainbow coloured festival hair without the stickiness, you might want to give hair chalks a try. Easy to use (and easy to wash out!) they create a fab pop of colour for when you want to let your hair down (sorry).
There really wasn’t any excuse for this one was there? Although remember when crimpers had those cool shapes in and you could stamp a heart in your hair and – okay, we’ve already gone too far.
Remember those ballet lessons your mum used to drag you to when you were five? Yes the sparkly tutus were fun (we’ll leave that for another post) but the main star of the show was that scraped up ballerina bun. You knew you looked totally cute.
No longer just for 5 year olds, the ballerina bun has had a SERIOUS makeover this season. With celebrities rocking the look left right and centre, it’s time to let out your inner ballerina (although don’t go too ‘Black Swan’ please). They’re also beyond easy to do, perfect for that bad hair day.
Why did we need this many clips? Why did anyone ever need this many clips? It will forever remain a mystery. To us and to Sarah Michelle Gellar.