1970’s Fashion Makes Another Comeback

This month I visited the fashion district of Los Angeles and found myself staring at the women around me. They were dressed, head to toe, in 1970’s memorabilia. Their wrap-around dresses and jumpers had geometric lines, they had bell-bottom jeans under floral chiffon dusters and when I saw their platform shoes and V-shaped haircuts, I knew it- this era is back.

Following the lingering music festival trends that celebrated colorful, flowy, braided clothing (and hair), groovy throwback fashion takes it a step further. In the beauty industry, we are seeing a lot of boho trends from magazine looks on celebrities and at public appearances like the Grammys, including still current messy bun and broken waves hairstyling.

Since most of us got 70’s forehead fringe five years ago and wore it proudly in our eyes for another four, bangs are not on the predictions list for hair trends in 2019. We do see straight hair coming back, and that only means one part line for this style genre: right down the middle.

One 1970’s trend we are not seeing yet is disco. Shimmery, glittery, dance-all-night wardrobing has yet to appear. Instead, expect pop culture favorites like thin sweaters tucked into high-waisted flare jeans.

Bohemian and free-flowing is still popular. With our salon located in the Midtown District in Reno, we see boho daily. Hair is long, half braided or bunned and gently highlighted. Messy yet put-together is the norm. For clothing, Midtowners are shopping in grandma’s closet and at thrift stores and they love it.

Riding the tailwind of 1960’s-era geometrically-shaped-outer-space everything, the 1970’s were a time of freedom, self-expression and groove. With a mix between nature and the future, styles are wildflowery and far out-something our pop culture can experiment with and enjoy.

Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Director of Breeze Salon in Reno, Nevada.

Forehead Fringe- The Perfect Bang

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Haircut Color, Makeup and Style by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno.

Letโ€™s talk about front fringe! It can transform your look by emphasizing your eyes and by softening your forehead. Also, forehead fringe continues to make the yearly trend. Here’s how to style it and how to relax your โ€˜cowlicksโ€™, giving you the perfect bang.

The crisscross method: On wet (not damp) hair and using a soft cushion brush, set your blow dryer to high heat. Take thick sections and brush your hair diagonally across your forehead alternating with each side. Once almost dry, brush the sections sideways up and over your forehead to create lift. Finish with a few more crisscross strokes. Flat-iron as needed. For straight-fringed girls, that is all it takes. No hairspray required!

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Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon. Photo Jeramie Lu

For long, side bangs: After blow-drying with your crisscross method, tilt your head all the way to one side until your forehead fringe is above your brow line and dangling in the air. From 18 inches away, lightly mist your bangs with hairspray. (Catwalk’s Session Series Work It Hairspray is our favorite.) Stay tilted and gently shake your head so that your fringe gains movement.

For extra hold, repeat this process. Then count to five Mississippi and come on up! If your fringe is too helmet-like, make a claw with your hand and gently rough the area by scratching your head one inch from the hairline without disturbing the hairsprayed line at the brow. VOILA! Your bangs should last at least four hours or until you comb them out.

If your forehead fringe has grown too long, please see your hairstylist unless you have a super soft, wispy bang. If that is the case, you can trim the fringe yourself in-between salon visits. Use haircutting shears and lightly point-notch the ends by cutting vertically.

Enjoy your perfect bang and post your results comment below.

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno