Here are 10 retro hairstyles that are trending for summer 2013. As always, matching up the perfect sunglasses to your ‘do amps your style quotient up several notches.
1. High Double-Bound Ponytail
This sleek look is actually practical because it keeps hair off your neck on hot days. The double-bound ponytail works best with minimalist clothing and makeup. When you step outdoors, put on a pair of POLO Ralph Lauren PH4066 sunglasses with black / brown frames and Havana brown lenses.
2. Side Ponytail with Teased Crown
Today’s version is a softer version of the stiff 60s look, and it works with straight or wavy hair. An ultra-girly look like this one deserves a modern taken on the classic “movie star” sunglasses, like the Tom Ford Jennifer with gradient brown frames and gradient brown lenses.
3. Precise Geometric Cut
If you have a long neck and great cheekbones, you can pull off the short, geometric cut. Just be sure to schedule regular maintenance with your stylist to keep it perfect and non-shaggy. This dramatic look goes well with the softly rounded Versace 4237 with black frames and gray gradient lenses.
4. Soft Finger Waves
Marilyn Monroe epitomized this look, but you don’t have to wear a white halter dress and stand over an air vent to make it work for you. Today this look is less stiff and more touchable, and goes with a range of outfits, casual to formal. Versace’s VE4190 comes with stunning red Havana frames and brown gradient lenses that take the look to a whole new level.
5. Waves and a Low Side Part
This look is soft and romantic and works on women of all ages because it frames the face so beautifully. And you can get the look easily with hot rollers. Hair should be soft, not stiff. This sweet, feminine look is perfect when paired with classic Ray Ban RB2140 Wayfarers with tortoise frames and polarized brown lenses.
6. Long Luxurious Waves
Celebrate long, thick, wavy hair with this naturally beautiful look. You can use dry shampoo or hair spray to add volume at the crown. Again, hair should look touchable and not helmet-like. Wear a classic take on the aviator style like the gorgeous Ralph by Ralph Lauren RA4004 done in gold and cream frames and brown gradient lenses.
7. Scarf-Wrapped Updo
A simple, not-too-polished updo with a gorgeous summer scarf wrapped around it is perfect for those days you don’t quite know what to do with your hair or are too busy to bother with something more complex. Punctuate the look with feminine and stylish DKNY DY4048 shades with black frames and gray gradient lenses.
8. Pixie Cut with Short Bangs
If you have dramatic eyes and cheekbones, you can look great with super short hair. Stars who have rocked this look include Audrey Tatou, Audrey Hepburn, and Mia Farrow. Wear modern, hyper-feminine sunglasses with your pixie cut, like the DKNY DY4073 in gray transparent frames with gray lenses for traffic-stopping beauty.
9. The Retro Rollback
This look is based on styles that were popular in the 1940s, when clothing was rationed and women wore elaborate hairstyles to define their looks. Silk blouses and slacks, or girly dresses with full skirts and defined waists go perfectly with this style, as does the wonderfully retro Ralph by Ralph Lauren RA5128 with its dramatic purple and black frames.
10. Stacked Double Bun
This look takes a bit of practice because it’s a bun on top of a bun, but once you get the hang of it, it’s an elegant, feminine look that’s great at work or when you want to keep your hair off your neck on hot days. A big pair of Tory Burch TY7026 frames in olive with brown gradient lenses will make you look like you belong on the pages of Vogue.