For years, it seemed like the only hair trend to come out of L.A. was the
messy lob. But this season, stars in Hollywood are looking to the past for styles that feel fresh, exciting, and a little bit rebellious. There’s the blunt supermodel bobs of the ’90s, ’80s power-suit curls, and now, ’20s flapper finger waves are having a moment. The one thing they all have in common? Powerful women wore them then, and powerful women are wearing them now.
Ahead, check out how Greta Gerwig, Cardi B, Amber Rose, Yara Shahidi, and more are styling their finger waves. From dyeing them blue to rocking them with natural textures, these new takes on the classic style feel youthful, cool, and modern. And the best part? This time we can wear them
and drink. Cheers to that.
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Cardi B ‘s highly-anticipated debut album drops on April 6, and judging by this bodak neon yellow Tokyo Stylez wig, it’s going to be iconic. The key to making even waves like these is to wet your hair and apply a holding gel or mousse. Place your index finger about an inch below your part on the side that has the most hair. Comb the hair under your finger away from your face. Place one finger about an inch below that and comb the hair in the opposite direction. Continue until you reach the ends. Photo: Via @iamcardib.
To get Greta Gerwig’s more casual take on the style, hairstylist
John D. combed a large dollop of TRESemmé TRES Two Mousse through her hair and gave her a side part. He diffused her hair with the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, scrunching it a bit to bring out her natural texture. Then, he formed the waves with a comb and secured the ridges with small clips, sliding them out at the very last second to make sure the style stayed in place all night. Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.
Danielle Brooks’ hairstylist
Tish Celestine proves that this style works on every texture. “Done on Natural Hair….#NoWig#NoRelaxer #NoGel,” she captioned her Instagram post. She says that she used a pressing comb and the Dry Bar barrel iron to form the foundation of the waves and molded the shape with Sebastian Pro Shaper Spray. She finished with Sebastian Sheen Spray to get that glossy finish.
Katie Holmes looks like an old Hollywood starlet at the Grammy’s. Her hairstylist used a Harry Josh Pro Tools
dryer attachment to set her jet black waves into place. Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images.
But the style isn’t just for short hair — you can also use it to accent longer looks, like this ponytail that
Nai’vasha Johnson created for Yara Shahidi last year. We love the contrasting textures of the glossy waves with the full curls. Photo: Via @naivashaintl.
Amber Rose’s look is more 2018 than 1928, thanks to her mermaid-blue dye (created by
Shelby Swain). Photo: Via @theshelbyswain.
We’re not sure what’s hotter — Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert’s sexy shoot, or her short hair, which she tells us she’s never letting go. “When I wear short hair, I just want to keep it short forever,” she
said. “I look in the mirror, like, ‘I’m never growing my hair out again.’ Short hair always works for women with strong features. I just love it, and I embrace it.” Photo: Via @teyanataylor.
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