80’s Trend with a Modern Twist

Rock the 1908s Look with Advice from Colors Hair Singapore’s Stylists!


Like the waves of the sea, fashion comes and goes in waves. This Spring-Summer, the ‘80s look is back in swing, with famous celebrities walking the catwalk with hairstyles that scream "Look Here, I'm Retro!". From The Mullet and the Wolf Cut to The Curtain Fringe, Retro is now the way to go. For the curious, Colors Hair Singapore shares tips and know-hows on how you can effortlessly recreate these looks – with and without needing a trim!


The Mullet

Dubbed “business in front, party in back”, the Mullet has surged back into the mainstream. And celebrities like Ursula Corbero, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Blake Shelton are playing a role in the mullet renaissance! To rock this style, Colors Hair Singapore’s Senior Stylist, Issey Isaiah, recommends using the Mibon Matte Texturising Paste to enhance the definition of the layers on the crown and nape areas. “Spread evenly on your palms a peanut-sized amount of the product and apply it across your crown rea and the outline of your hair. Don’t forget to twist the ends of your hair for a stronger, defined look!”


One-length hair

There is nothing more convenient than the one-length hairstyle – and its all thanks to the infectious K-wave. As expected, more and more ladies are choosing to go for one-length hairstyles like the long bob. Made famous by Korean idols IU and G-Idle’s Yuqi, the one-length hair is a style that is relatively easy to maintain as there are no layers, which makes hair heavier to hold down and prevent flyaways. Says Issey: “Use the NINE oil shine serum from Hoyu to tame hair after using your blow brush or straightening iron.”


Curtain Bangs

Everything that was once old will be new again... And that includes curtain bangs or fringe. Ideal among individuals who have outgrown their bangs during circuit breaker, this style is recently popularised by celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Hillary Duff, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Dakota Johnson and Gigi Hadid. "You can easily achieve this look by blow-drying your bangs and with the swipe of a brush or comb, sweep your bangs backwards."


The Wolf Cut

Modified from the Mullet, the Wolf Cut or "the shag" is born when hair maestros in Japan added defined textures to the outline of the mullet with their signature texturising techniques giving a very wispy design that resembles the wolf's fur coat, hence the name. Now ranked Asia's most popular style, the Wolf Cut is also one of the many fuss-free styles to wear, anytime, anywhere, thanks to the nature of its I-just-woke-up-looking-like-this look, which makes bad hair days chic!


Curly Shag

Kids born in the 80s will remember the days where we followed our parents to the salon and sat for hours waiting for them to have their hair set in rollers and stepping out in ammonia-filled permed curls. Guess what? The curls have returned thanks to actor Finn Wolfhard from “Stranger Things” and Zendaya pulling off this “big hair” look on social media. And the red carpet. Styling of the hair is easy as all you need to do is to scrunge the curls with some curling balm or bouncy cream and leave it to dry naturally. This hairstyle best suits those who want an extremely retro look with maximum volume on the crown area.