Polished curls transition easily from day to night. The retro waves—first made popular in the 1920s—give off a high-glamour effect and can work on any hair type or cut. Don't know which style to try? Check out four ways celebrities have sported the vintage trend.
Long & Loose
To get Ashley Greene’s classic waves, create a deep side part and thick finger curls, then gently brush through for a smoother effect.
Neat, Tucked Updo
Taylor Swift's natural waves are lightly twisted back into delicately layers that create an elegant effect. The curls softly frame—but don't cover—her face.
Bouncy, flirty curls add body to Rachel McAdams’ cropped cut. The waves were formed in alternating directions to give her look a more tousled texture.
Emma Stone rocks an intentionally messy update on the retro waves. A large front section is left loose while the rest of her mane is tossed into a relaxed bun.