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Retro blowouts: the babydoll vs. the 70s

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Baby doll blowout vs. 70s blowout

Only ten years separate the preppy baby doll blowout and the bohemian 70s version. Which one is more your style?

The baby doll blowout

The hairstyle: The baby doll blowout is voluminous and curled and then the hair in the back of the head is teased and tied back into a half-up half-down hairstyle.

The style: If we had to choose one icon for this look it would be Brigitte Bardot. She pulled off the 60s baby doll style so effortlessly and glamorously, with just a touch of a bedhead. To recreate the style use some texturizing powder in your hair like Savage Panache Wild Stylers 60's Babe by Tecni.ART from L'Oréal Professionnel. Complete the look by adding some statement earrings and a smoky eye.

What the editors say: The traditional 60s baby doll blowout follows the philosophy of bigger is better, but when it comes to the modern SS16 version that you'll be seeing a lot of this summer, anything goes – pump up the volume, tone it down, wear bangs with it... the choice is yours!

The 70s blowout

The hairstyle: For the 70s blowout, hair is often wavy and mid-length or very long with curtain bangs and parted down the middle.

The style: This hairstyle is perfect for summer music festivals. Put on a flower crown and wear your favorite boho chic outfit and you're good to go!

What the editors say: If you want relaxed, slightly messy, rock'n'roll hair then the 70s blowout is for you. You'll start channeling your inner wild child in no time.

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