Hello Curls

The current mainstream trend of 1990s fashion/pop culture/nostalgia has brought with it….. curls.  Glorious natural CURLS!  Is it possible that Andie Macdowell and Minnie Driver curls are as popular as babydoll dresses, combat boots, crop tops, plaid and high waisted denim are right now?

90s:
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Today:
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I love her curly hair and that Tsumori Chisato dress!
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A billboard I pass by on my way to work each day is of this saucy curly-haired lass:


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And a newcomer to the pop scene with billboard charting hits (not since 90s Alanis has an “alternative” female artist hit the charts) sports her hair wild and curly:

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Another current pop singer Regina Spektor also rocks the curls:

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I’m STOKED (with the full 90s sense of the word) that curls are being seen, being popularized by these ads/stars/streetstyle blogs.  And I think subconsciously it may have influenced me to just wear my hair naturally curly lately, well that and not having the desire to put the time and effort into trying to do Dita Von Teese 40s waves and victory rolls.  Although in my vintage hair research I did find one example of a 40s actress who worked with natural curls, Ann Miller:

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Ann Miller
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Now to figure out how to do the above with my hair.  I have a salon visit tomorrow, my first in over a year.  Here’s to hoping that my new stylist can offer me some tips.

I’ve been trolling pinterest for hair cut ideas.  If you want to follow along.  Do you have any suggestions of vintage or current curly hair icons?

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  1. Jessica Cangiano

    Ohhh 1990s curls – especially spiral curls – how I will always, always long for you. No perm, no setting lotion + curl set, and especially no hot iron could ever deliver you to my bone straight, ultra fine hair, much as I tried (and tried and…) during the era. It’s great to know that I’m not the only who looks back on that particular phase in hair history with such fondness. You’re so very lucky to have natural curly hair, dear gal! Rock those gorgeous curls extra hard for all those who weren’t blessed with them at birth.

    ♥ Jessica

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