Retro Styles

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

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Create this sultry 20’s look of Josephine Baker by molding the hair with a medium-hold gel like L’Oreal Professional Kiwi Burst Wet Gel to keep waves without flaking.

2 of 10 Sean Burrowes

Use a medium-sized curling iron and a teasing comb. Coiffed ‘fros need a little serum such as Citre’ Shine Anti-Frizz Serum, $6, drugstores.

3 of 10 Piper Carter

The nice thing about this wavy set is that it lasts and lasts. To keep it frizz-free, touch up your waves with a dab of L’Oréal Paris Studio Downright Smooth Super Smoothing Spray, about $4, drugstores nationwide.

4 of 10 Piper Carter

This mushroom style once worn by Diana Ross can easily be replicated by having a precision cut and a color that really pops. For a darker hue, try Clairol Jazzing Semi-Permanent Rinse.

5 of 10 Piper Carter

Get this classic Diahann Carroll inspired updo by curling the hair first with pin curls or a curling iron. To sculpt the updo, tease the hair with a brush, part the hair from ear to ear, then French-roll the bottom section. Finish this sleek look by spraying on Ojon Tunu Elastik Flexible Finishing Hairspray.

6 of 10 micahel myers

Keep the scalp healthy by increasing lubrication. Try a supplement such as flaxseed oil and drink more water.

7 of 10 Fabrice Trombert

Set hair with medium-size rollers and a setting lotion like Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Conditioning Wrap & Set Lotion to create soft curls. Brush them down with a vent brush and leave the ends curly.

8 of 10 Eric Fischer

Get instant 40’s Hollywood glam sophistication and pure elegance with chic sultry waves. To keep waves sleek, add a touch of Quidad Shine Glaze Serum for optimum shine.

9 of 10 Ondrea Barbe

This versatile style can be pinned up or released at the top for a more playful look. To revitalize braids, try Taliah Waalid African Healing Oyl.

10 of 10 Carlo Dalla Chiesa

For star style, add volume or length in an instant with a customized fall or hairpiece.

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