Farrah's iconic feathered 'do- the perfect combination of face framing layers and sexy flyaways- redefined Hollywood beauty, melting men's hearts and sending women everywhere running to the salon asking for 'The Farrah'. Forty years later, we still can't get enough of her perfectly tousled tresses.
When this Texas beauty hit the big screen in the 70s, she quickly sparked revolutions of more than one kind; taking roles that challenged traditional gender roles at the time, and popularizing a wild mane rather than the prevalent bouffant 'do of the time. Celebrity stylist Ted Gobson says of Farrah's enviable mane, "It changed the way women wore their hair because it was a new soft hairstyle and worked on everyone in some shape or form".
From her sexy role on Charlie's Angels and her million-dollar smile, to her revolutionary coiffure and fierce determination to show the world, "there's more to me than just hair and a smile", we can't get enough of Fawcett's unwavering poise and gorgeous vitality. Just as sultry as it was on her iconic swimusit poster, Farrah's timeless look still oozes with feminine confidence and bombshell beauty.
For a contemporary version of Farrah's style, have your stylist incorporate face framing layers and natural highlights into your locks. Gibson advises to then create a center part, and curl one inch sections away from the face using a large barrel curling iron. Blow dry bangs with a flat brush, then separate them and pull on their ends using your fingers to achieve a soft fringe. Finish the look off with a hairspray that will provide volume, shine, and all day hold, while still permitting some flexibility (we love Kenra's Design Spray 9). Fresh, free, and youthful, this style is best paired with natural makeup and simple jewelry.
Love Farrah's fabulous feathered tresses as much as we do? Stay tuned for more of our favorite style darlings, and tips on how to take their iconic 'dos from hair legend to modern day chic. In the mean time, check out our pinterest for more timeless hair inspiration.
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