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Michelle Lara / December 20, 2013

Retro-glam Inspired Hair For Your Next Party



The holidays are here but before you dash off to your next cocktail party I have a retro-glam inspired hair style {think Dita Von Teese and The Great Gatsby} that you need to try.

This look is festive, the deep side-part  and flowing lush curls give it a beautiful vintage feel that is perfect for this time of year.

Adding a brooch or headband to complete the look - Michelle Lara
Add a vintage brooch or an ornate headband to complete this retro-glam look – Michelle Lara

I reached out to my hairstylist {she’s a makeup artist too … I’ll be sharing this makeup look in an upcoming post!}, Ivette Gil who owns the fabulous Pretty Suite in Palm Beach to recreate the look that is all over the runway.

Step By Step Guide:

haircollage1 1. Blow dry hair with a 1″ round brush, once your hair is straightened and ready to work with create curls with a curling iron. Make sure to face the barrel horizontally.

2. Pin your hair with metal clips and spray to set {you can apply your makeup while your waiting for it to set … be sure to check to check back in for the full makeup tutorial}.

3. Unpin and loosen the curls and brush {Ivette uses a Moroccan oil paddle brush}.

4. Create a more defined look framing the face by adding some pomade to any fly away pieces and add more pins, set a and spray.

5.  Finish the look with a flexible hairspray or a finishing serum {Ivette uses invisible serum by Davines}. You can leave it as is or add a vintage brooch or an ornate headband for a touch of extra glamour.

Ivette used Davines products and a Morrocan Moroccan oil paddle brush - Michelle Lara
Ivette used Davines products and a Moroccan oil paddle brush – Michelle Lara

Ivette’s holiday hair tip:  “All to often women make the mistake of over- teasing their hair, if its higher than 2 inches that’s more for runway not a party.”

Visit Pretty Suite:

If you happen to be in South Florida please check out Ivette’s beautiful salon. There are plenty of great deals and events going on like her Makeup & Martini Nights where you learn how to apply makeup and from now through New years receive $25 off Holiday hair and makeup combination.

Pretty Suite Palm Beach | 235 Sunrise Ave, Suite C7, Palm Beach, FL  | (561) 429-3156