Marcel Waves Return, Again – 2023

Posted by on Apr 21, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Marcel Waves Return, Again - 2023

Photos: Serge Beauchemin, Lorraine Sylvestre, Helen Oppenheim

Hair Trend Alert – The New York Times published “Put a Crimp in It” article by Ruth La Ferla in the Style Section, April 18, 2023;  Subheading – “Rihanna, Halle Berry and Zendaya are just a few of the high wattage stars to have revisited the Marcel wave.”

Yes, Waving Beauties with Marcel Waves are returning as salons and people are enjoying the good life again. The fashion forward are fed up with beachy waves and nothing hair.  More groomed and interesting hair has started to appear on fashionable heads walking out of salons now, inspired by past eras like the Twenties and Thirties, again.

Photos here from a ‘70s HairThen album in my Archives which were inspired by past eras and updated then, still modern today, plus some photos I have taken backstage at New York Fashion Weeks when the hair was more groomed.

Top Left to Right : Détente Hair by Kim Lepine/Antonio Da Costa Rocha, La Coupe Montreal, Photos: Serge Beauchemin 1974…. Retro Modern Hair by Kim Lepine, Coupe, New York, Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre, 1992 Bottom Left to Right :  Chic Faux Bob Hair: Paul Labreque, Paul Labrecque Salon,NY, Spring 2008 … Waving Beauty Hair by Marco Vogt for Grubenhelden, Fall 2019 … Romero Jennings, Mac Cosmetics wearing his signature look at the Frederick Anderson Show, Spring 2022.

To see more details and more inspo archived on the website, CLICK HERE and go to HairThen.  To read the full New York article, CLICK HERE 
Collage by helenoppenheim