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Wild babydoll: the retro charm of long hair

For a retro "femme fatale" look that's both sophisticated and a little wild, long hair has an option that other lengths don't have: the wild babydoll look. Let's look closer at this classic, timeless look inspired by the sixties.

The wild babydoll look: fixed in everyone's memories

It's impossible to not immediately think of Brigitte Bardot's younger days when we talk about the babydoll look. Tousled twisted locks give this look its wild character, reminiscent of hippie chic during the seventies. Think Woodstock. Just as with Marilyn Monroe's short, voluminous style, the wild babydoll look has become a classic hairstyle icon that, even half a century later, we can't get enough of.

The style for a starlet of a thousand faces

"Round, narrow and long faces can easily wear this feminine and wild style, whatever their hair color. Hair just needs to be thick enough to bring some form to the style" advises Delphine Courteille, hairstylist for L'Oréal Professionnel.

A natural-looking style, lots of work

Although the words "wild" and "tousled" might imply facility as much as a natural effect, this isn't quite true. Delphine Courteille reminds us that, to achieve this style, there are several steps to follow carefully. Hair should firstly be textured with a mousse, then relaxed waves are added using a curling iron. Next, the ensemble needs to be softened and fixed in place. These critical steps need an expert hand: it's best you take yourself down to the salon to start the adventure!

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