17.10.11 Beauty, Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting: Tresses Are A-Tumbling…

Every few seasons there’s a 70s icon revival on the catwalk, which in turn triggers a manestream chain reaction—on the red carpet, as well as off.

Think Bianca Jagger, Cher, Farrah Fawcett, Ali McGraw, Faye Dunaway, Olivia Newton-John, Angelica Huston, Joan Jett, Anita Pallenberg, Marisa Berenson, Catherine Denevue—we could go on and on.

According to Salvatore Ferragamo, Nicholas K, and Betsey Johnson, guess who’s on deck for Spring 2012? Jerry Hall.

The leggy Southern belle supermodel may be best known to most as being the mother of four of Mick Jagger’s children (including our personal girl crush Georgia May), but to beauty experts and celebrity hairstylists alike, it’s always going to be all about her hair.

Why? It’s elementary, my dear. Long and blonde, thick and wavy—Hall’s lush locks are the epitome of sexy (save for Brigitte Bardot and Veronica Lake, of course).

Plus—her’s is the easiest mane to emulate.

Apparently Anna Paquin, Emma Stone, Amber Heard, and Chloe Moretz agree.

It’s as easy as inserting a deep part on the right side and brushing all of your hair over to the left, then using a curling iron to create big ringlets and raking them loose with your fingers.

The tricky part?

Making sure your tumbling waves stay put. The key is to insert a few tress-tone hairpins underneath your hair, right at the nape of your neck.

If you’re into the boho-look, showing the pins is très cool.

If you’re a bit more reserved, try this: Every few inches maneuver a bobby pin vertically, catching a small sliver of hair. Using your fingers, rake loose strands over the pin and repeat, ending with a pin just behind your left ear. Remember to push the pins as high as possible, which is the key to completely concealing them.

Thinking of hopping aboard the tumbling tress-train? Below, the tools you’ll need to give it a go. —India-Jewel Jackson

Conair Instant Heat Ceramic Spiral Styler, $15.99 at | Victoria’s Secret So Sexy Style Hold & Finish Hairspray, $14 at VictoriasSecret.comScunci No-Slip Grip Beautiful Blends Bobby Pins—Blonde and Brunette—$3.49 at

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9 Responses to Beauty Trend Spotting: Tresses Are A-Tumbling…

  1. Tahj October 18, 2011 at 01:20 #

    I love the side swept hair. Everyone is rocking it now in a 70’s Jerry Hall way more so than the Veronica Lake way. Jerry Hall is the most glamorous 70s fashion icon for me.

    Have you also noticed the influence of the style seen by Diane Keaton in Annie Hall and Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver on the catwalks? It seems like so many 70s influences are featured in fashion this year.

    • India-Jewel October 19, 2011 at 20:47 #

      A lot of the Fashion Week hairstylists were influenced by Annie Hall for FW11. I’ll be writing about that later this season!

  2. Emi October 17, 2011 at 21:14 #

    Great trend!

    • India-Jewel October 19, 2011 at 20:49 #


    • India-Jewel October 19, 2011 at 20:49 #

      … because it looks great on everyone! And if your hair isn’t long enough–simply add clip-in extensions.

  3. MissesDressy October 17, 2011 at 21:00 #

    Soft waves like this would be perfect for fall/winter…esp with a richly colored maxi dress in burgundy, browns and dark greens.Thanks so much for the tips! We enjoyed reading! Oh, and that spiral styler is a must.

    • India-Jewel October 19, 2011 at 20:46 #

      Don’t forget mustard and pumpkin!

  4. The Dame October 17, 2011 at 20:55 #

    Awesome! The way I naturally wear my hair is in fashion

    • India-Jewel October 19, 2011 at 20:43 #

      I’ve worn my curls tossed over my left shoulder for years. It will forever and always be my favorite hairstyle.

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