Vintage hairstyles, fashion and makeup have become more popular than ever, and many clients are looking to simplify their routines with styles that they can easily wash and wear. If you have a client who’s looking to embrace their natural hair texture while reducing the amount of heat and styling time, the ’70s shag could be the perfect recommendation.
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown from Sam Villa ArTeam member Ellen Devine on how to achieve this look.
- Start with a middle part and subsection a small triangle in the fringe. Use a tail comb to create a zigzag part right above and below the parietal ridge. Secure the fringe and hair above the zigzag with a dry sectioning clip.
- Create face-framing with forward over-direction and elevation. Blend the sides to the fringe length while maintaining the length of the hair.
- In the centre back, stay below the zigzag and establish a guide for the layers. Elevate 45 degrees above the horizontal 90 degrees. To remove interior weight without losing length, slide cut the hair with a razor. All remaining sections will be overdirected to the established centre back stationary guideline and cut in the same manner.
- Secure hair below the zigzag and drop the top section. Choose desired length in the crown by elevating hair straight up. Use soft strokes of the razor to blend the crown to the length of the top zigzag section.
- Use a traveling guideline to blend in top sections. This will marry the layers in the crown to the front and sides. Blend and texturize as needed to release the natural texture of the hair.
- Remove length and soften the ends.
- Apply a volumizing mousse and dry the hair with a deep bowl diffuser for maximum natural movement.