Fashion has always repeated itself and many modern day trends often gain significant inspiration from the popular styles of prior decades. Think about it: boxy blazers of the 1940s, long, wispy eyelashes of the 1960s, cat-eye sunnies of the 1970s, being retro has always been en vogue. That being said, I loved seeing the models’ hairstyles at Rodarte’s Fall 2011 show this past September, as they alluded to the fabulous 1980s unlike anything I had seen in a while. Crafted by skilled hairstylist Odile Gilbert, the Rodarte models rocked deep side parts and natural-looking waves with extreme volume at the root, a trendy hairstyle (sans fishtail braid) first popularized in the ‘80s. As depicted in the Rodarte show, there’s something super stylish about doing your hair this way — it is just rebellious enough and has an effortlessly chic attitude that is very intriguing.
This week’s Fashionista proves just how versatile this 1980s hairstyle can be. Having just returned from her internship on the Hill, I stopped this Fashionista right after she grabbed coffee at the GW Deli. This Fashionista’s minimal makeup, coupled with her outfit of charcoal chinos, white button-down, red booties, a black scarf and a simple camel colored satchel complement her dramatic ‘do beautifully. To my surprise, I learned that her hairstyle can be just as effortlessly created as it appears: according to Allure, all you have to do is tousle your roots with some volumizing mousse and, essentially, blow dry your hair one piece at a time. To further this look, I would even recommend teasing your roots once your hair is fully dried, so to ensure that the volume you are looking for is achieved.