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Hairstyles so good, they never went out of fashion

How to pull off hairstyles from decades past

Styles go in and out of fashion, but there are some that have more staying power than others. This goes for hair just as much as it does for clothes and accessories.

While you can always play it safe with a quiet, understated ’do, there’s a lot to say in favor of styling your hair in a way that is both unapologetic and confident. Not only does it go a long way towards coordinating a look when you’re all gussied up, it can also serve to set off your personal style when you’re dressing down. Long story short, despite the maintenance it’s always worth investing in a hairstyle (vintage hairstyle or otherwise) that complements your features.

Business up front, party in the back

Whether you’re at an ‘80s rave or just vibing at your favourite tea shop, available at Bench Fix Salon

You knew it had to be on this list somewhere so might as well deal with it upfront. Yes, mullets aren’t really all that cringey when executed well, and they go really well with wider face shapes, lengthening and adding contour to the overall profile. Modern versions don’t look quite as passe as glam rock as much as they do Lisbeth Salander-tier cool chic.

Lookin’ slick

The Bench Fix Rock Steady Sculpting Bond lends strength and shine for a clean look

Let’s be real for a second, Harry Styles changes his ‘do so often that we’re pretty sure it’s a deliberate pun on his name at this point. Still, we have to appreciate a man who  isn’t afraid to pull off a clean slick-back that looks just as at-home and chic now as it did back in the ’50s.

Classic curls

Classic curls with The Bench Fix’s Quick-Color Hair Wax for added pizzazz

Nothing says vintage hairstyle more than the classic curl. Voluminous curls help fill in lateral space and soften lines, making them very well-suited to longer faces with prominent features. One of the best things about this is how curls are easy to pull off regardless of how your hair normally grows, with the aid of a hot iron and a little bit of patience. Also, if you’ve been paying attention to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s easy to spot that they never really go out of style.

Elvis has entered the chat

 Clean lines and good volume courtesy of Bench Fix Salon

Though not often as bombastic as how the late King of Rock and Roll wore his, modern pompadours still maintain the distinctive thin sides and pronounced swirl that are the hallmarks of the style, which helps accent oval face shapes.

Back to black

The Bench Fix Hairlastic lets you free-form your hair into whatever you desire

Whether it’s Amy Winehouse or Brigitte Bardot, there’s no denying that a proper beehive takes a lot to pull off well. This vintage hairstyle adds height and sass to squarer face shapes, and though the upkeep is a bit more considerable than others on this list, it’s not a look to forget.


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