How to Get ’70s-Inspired Hair Worthy of Daisy Jones & The Six
If you haven’t already started watching Prime Video’s TV adaptation of Daisy Jones & The Six, let us point you in that direction. Based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestseller, and loosely on Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac, it follows the rise and fall of the titular rock band who, after a sold-out show in Chicago in 1977, suddenly and shockingly disbands without any explanation. Two decades later, the band sits down to film a documentary and discuss what went wrong.
Starring Riley Keough as front woman Daisy, Sam Claflin as beleaguered band founder Billy, Camila Morrone as Claflin’s wife Camila, and Suki Waterhouse as the band’s uber-cool keyboardist Karen, it’s your classic tale of sex, drugs and rock and roll, but with really, really good fashion. In fact, if you haven’t already updated your spring wardrobe to include denim bell bottoms and belly tops, what have you been doing?
The beauty was also on point, thanks to lead makeup artist Rebecca Wachtel. But it’s been the hair, crafted by Maryann Hennings, which has really captured the imagination, whether that’s Keough’s Stevie Nicks-inspired messy bangs and waves or Waterhouse’s Bardot-worthy bouffant. “The ’70s was an exciting, liberating era with the rise of the individual,” says David McNeil, creative communications manager and color specialist at Brooks & Brooks. “Hair transformed from the stiff overly-styled hair of the ’60s to relaxed, sexy and soft boho vibes, and laid-back glamour.”
With ’70s style setting the agenda for the season, we asked the experts for their top tips on how to recreate the ultimate Daisy Jones & The Six look.
Embrace the Bounce
“’70s hair was all about enhancing your natural texture with bouncy waves,” says celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel. “It was all about soft hot rollers and brushed out curls, with the volume and curl normally starting about halfway down the length of the hair. A great way to start is by volumising the roots to enhance your natural texture. Then bring out your hot rollers to create that airy bounce from the eyebrow to your ends.”
“Use a medium-sized iron or wand to add some wave and curl every other section in a different direction to keep it feeling cool and effortless,” adds McNeil. “The sections around the face generally look more flattering when they’re curled away from the face but it comes down to personal preference.”
Perfect the Waves
“Another way to create waves is by braiding the hair in two or three braids depending on how thick the hair is and then clamping it with an iron to get very Woodstock-y, boho-looking waves,” says Luke Hersheson.
Nail the Fringe
“I think the main part of the look is the curtain bang / shag element,” says Hersheson. “Two characters in the show, Daisy and Karen have quite similar shapes, albeit one of the fringes is much shorter than the other—one is more of a curtain bang and one is more of a fringe with a slight parting in it, which was a real staple of that era which really echos Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. Daisy’s fringe gets slightly longer around the side of the face so as you go from the middle of the forehead to the side of the eye or the point of the eye, it gets longer with a rounded heavy edge, so it’s not wispy.”
“Have the fringe cut to just below the eyebrow but keep the ends textured,” adds McNeil. “Style using a medium-sized round brush to smooth and add movement to the fringe.”
Layer It Up
“This look is really about the right movement and shape,” says Abergel. “Create a strong shape around your bangs and have long layers so then hair can move freely.”
Keep the Ends Chunky
“Another thing I think is important is that the ends have chunkiness and heaviness,” says Hersheson. “You almost allow that wave to form into a solid lump rather than being beachy.”
Invest in a Good Product
“In terms of styling I’d use the Hershesons Almost Everything Cream on wet hair,” says Hersheson. “And then again on dry hair to re-texturise, smoothing along the edges of the fridge and separating the waves.”
“To keep the hair smooth and frizz-free, apply a smoothing cream like L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Liss Control + Serum when wet before drying,” adds McNeil.
Switch It Up
“For styling this type of haircut, you can pull the hair up and leave the fringe and pieces around your face to frame around the cheekbones which looks effortless,” says Hersheson. “Alternatively, style with a big jumbo hair clip for a really easy way of switching it up.”
“Instead of waving the ends you can always blow-dry for a relaxed, sleek finish to switch things up,” adds McNeil. “Or after you've waved your hair, you could twist and pin a few pieces back.”
Commit to Regular Trims
“A great way to maintain this cut is with regular bang trims and dusting your layers where needed,” says Abergel.
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