Friday, October 9, 2009

Style Icons / Making Waves

A modern version of the 1940’s fashions has been showing up on the red carpet and all over the runways. Even the style bibles (fashion magazines) seem to have jumped on the band wagon. All are packed to the brim with models sporting equally beautiful cascading waves. When it comes to couture, the 40’s glamour style seems to be favored by Chloe, Gucci, Valentino and many others. The ultra feminine hairstyles with soft flowing waves were made popular by Hollywood style icons Veronica Lake, Lauren Becall, Reta Hayworth and Jane Russell.

Spear-heading the trend are current cinema beauties Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Yesfried, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Megan Fox and Madonna. It’s not a surprise that these classic hairstyles are making a come back as face framing waves soften aging facial features and suit most face shapes. A quick blow dry and a few twists around a styling iron or a hand full of hot rollers give this classic a contemporary look. Long hairstyles with face framing waves have always been characteristic of youth, and send a message to men of femininity; sensuality and innocence making these up-dated forties styles a trend to watch.

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