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Trend Alert: Old-School Waves

Don't call it a comeback — waves have been here for years, but this time around in a more individualized way. Rihanna opts for a bouffant 'do paired with sultry cool-toned makeup. Madonna and Lindsay Price go for retro all the way. And Amy Adams fancies it up with a sophisticated clip. I'm liking this old school tribute to the classic 1920s style that features sleek and sexy rolling waves. However it's worn, the look is very structured, shiny, and elegant.
For an easy way to duplicate this style, work in Kiehl's Clean-Hold Styling Gel ($15) when hair is about 80 percent dry. This will give you both hold and shine. Finish blow-drying, then use Conair's Triple Barrel Waver ($17.99) for that delicately curled effect. Set with a high shine, flexible hold spray, such as Kiehl's Weather-Proof, Shine-Enhancing Non-Aerosol Spray ($15.50). Holiday parties, here you come.

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BelovedAmI BelovedAmI 8 years
I think Madonna looks better this way than she has in years! Reminds me of 1980!
m0readventur0us m0readventur0us 8 years
Rihanna's hairstyle here reminds me of Woody the Woodpecker. LOL
Bolly Bolly 8 years
Wow. I don't think Madonna has look that nice in a while.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
Check out my profile pic... I'm all about the waves, haha! :]
grapesodapop88 grapesodapop88 8 years
I really like the old Hollywood-esque waves. They are the epitome of class and sophistication (if there is one for hairstyles). Plus these lovely ladies totally pull them off with ease.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
yeah, I can't stand Madonna, but she looks A-MA-ZING! wow, I love her hair here. I love how Rihanna made it her own, too - I mean, it's not my taste, but that is so Rihanna. all the rest are fabulous, too, how can you not love 40's-style waves?! along with 40's-style clothing and makeup?! uggh, I was born 50 years too late...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
This is from an era I love love love!
smugirl smugirl 8 years
I have this conair thing and it does not work! My hair is very straight, and it made it look crimped. I've tried it multiple times, but they should have made the wave plates on it wider or farther apart. I love this look, but I can't figure out how to do it. It's hard enough getting my super straight hair to do anything other than be straight.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
history repeats the fashion world
shoppindiva shoppindiva 8 years
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
Did Madonna just get out of her time machine? She looks amazing.
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
love it
emalove emalove 8 years
Love this wavy look.
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
I feel your pain jenzene, I too have fine hair that has trouble holding a curl. Bella Sugar, have you or would you ever consider doing a tutorial on how to a achieve this look with problem hair?
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
I really love the way waves look (although I like them looser, less structured and more bohemian), but I cannot get my hair (fine, long, and straight) to hold anything resembling a style. It just does. not. work. *le sigh*
slkelly slkelly 8 years
I have the Conair triple barrel waver and it did not work for me at all. My hair is naturally curly and I wanted to create waves like this :( A large barelled curling iron seems to work better for me.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I actually have recently considered chopping off some inches from my hair and styling it like something out of the 20s or 30s but it would be more time than I feel like spending on my hair.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 8 years
I love Lindsay and Madonna's hair like this!
krae85 krae85 8 years
I LOVE THIS :) so great for the holidays too..
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Does the triple barrel waver actually work? Has anyone had good luck with it?
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
I like Amy's and Lindsay's the best
myystque myystque 8 years
I usually love Rihanna's looks but I don't like that hairstyle.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I especially love Amy Adam's look.
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
I have the hardest time making my fine hair STAY wavy!
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