Last week, it was revealed that Marilyn Monroe was voted sexiest blonde in a poll commissioned by home hair colour brand Nice & Easy.
It’s no surprise to me that the blonde bombshell still tops the hair charts. Just look at our obsession with hit US TV show Mad Men, the retro drama about advertising executives in the late 50’s.
January Jones is our very own modern Marilyn. Albeit a less curvy version, the blonde starlet ticks all the boxes. Sexy, tick. Mysterious, tick. Feisty, tick. Chic, tick. Then there’s Elisabeth Moss who plays Peggy and of course, Christina Hendricks, the sultry red head who really works the look with a Marilyn hairstyle, power lipstick and porcelain complexion to boot. Proving that, no matter what your hair colour, we can all channel a 50’s look with style.
Just look at the recent Emmy Awards and everyone from Kelly Osbourne, who’s kept the retro look but ditched her signature grey for a Marilyn-esque bright blonde (thank god!), to Claire Danes is working the Mad Men vibe.
With Mad Men coming back to UK screens and autumn’s catwalk trends calling for heritage chic hairstyles (ones that require a bit of effort basically) we will all soon be powdering our noses, reapplying our lippy and checking in for our weekly wash and set. Well, at least that’s the plan.
Here’s The Glossip’s rules for going retro:
1 – Don’t try and be all clever like Kelly Osbourne and go grey, unless you’re under 30. It’s cool to don granny chic if you’re young. If you’re not, it’s just plain Granny. Sorry
2 – Hark back to the styles of the day. But don’t forgo on modern technology. Chloe’s bouncy immaculately coiffed hair still moves and bounces like a modern-day hairstyle should. Shine inducing hair sprays and power masks are the key to looking ‘now’.
3 – A Mad Men hairstyle requires a modern makeup look if you want to stay on the right side of cool. In other words, dewy skin, sheer eye and cheek colours and Chanel’s new Khaki nail polish ought to do the trick. And remember, retro works with any body shape - see the latest issue of Grazia for our celebration of Christina Hendricks' bodacious bod...