Titanic is returning to the big screen and in 3D. I was in my early 20s when it came around the first time, and I could not be more excited about seeing it again. “You jump, I jump,” is still my favorite line, as Jack and Rose stole my heart then and surely will again. The timing could not be more ideal for a cinematic, stylized period encore of a classic, and I’m not just speaking of the movie, but the dramatic return of glamour in hair and makeup that sails with it.
For those of you who love being “girly,” stand up and holler, because it’s your time to step out into your own spotlight. No director needed, and be your own producer. Get ready, set … wave! That’s right. Waves of all sizes are making a comeback. One of my favorite things to do is blow dry long hair before wrapping it on old-fashioned hot rollers, misting each strand with new Sebastian Shaper “Fierce” hairspray, letting the rollers cool, and then pumping up the volume by backcombing for larger than life glamour.
If you are a novice, simply flip the hair upside down, tease the underside, turn it all back upright, and put those va-va-voom waves in place with your fingers. Remember, the more tousled the better. Think romance by sweeping the hair to one side, tucking behind an ear, and curling random pieces on the opposite side with a small barrel iron.
Longer hair is so sensual, so “scene-stealing” with natural waves, but if yours needs a bit of coaxing, try all the weapons in your arsenal such as curling irons, hot rollers, and even the new wavers.
One of the most chic, modern twists on a vintage flapper girl finger-wave is brushing through freshly hot rolled hair with a large paddle brush, then pulling it all back into a loose ponytail, securing the ends underneath to mimic a retro bob. Also, just because your hair is short does not mean you have to long for a version of old Hollywood. Just dress it up with a jeweled barrette or hair pin, and roll out the red carpet style with the smallest hot rollers.
Rose transcended with matte ruby lips and minimal makeup in the movie, so say bon voyage to last season’s dark smoky eyelids, opting for a more sensual palette of grays to pull off this epic face. Smoldering lashes should get center stage with the addition of faux lashes on the outer lash lines, several layers of black mascara on the upper lashes only, and thick eyeliner drawn on for a cat-eyed starlet performance.
Celine Dion’s musical mastery made us tear up, and Rose’s promise to “never let go” brought out even more tissues. But it’s the love affair with glamour, much like our hearts, that will go on and on. Now, off to the movies!
Former Columbus resident David Creel owns Beautiful With David salon in Jackson, where he is also the “makeover guy” for FOX-40 TV. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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