Hey, baby: Channel your inner ’90s heartthrob.
What you’ll need
Ready to relive the ’90s? Then you’ve got to try out the curtains hairstyle, a trademark look of teen band members and pro footballers everywhere. It’s a low-key look basically perfect for a last-minute boyband costume idea, or you know, whenever you’re thinking of just going down memory lane, as it is super trending—just add a puka shell necklace, a long, striped polo shirt and some baggy jeans, and you’ve gone full method. Otherwise, we suggest wearing this look with some oversized sweaters, to still look trendy without going overboard.
The floppy, boyish hairstyle (which you may have rocked in your years as a campus cutie, don’t lie) is best worn by guys with straight to wavy textures. The curtains hairstyle is a good option to try if you’ve got healthy-looking strands, as no other look showcases shine better than this preppy, longish hairdo.
Bonus points if you’re already sporting some version of a shaved cut: The two-winged look, which features a medium-length haircut with a middle part on the hairline—hence the name—has been a natural progression of fans of the undercut, another beloved retro hair throwback from the grunge era.
For the true two-wing aficionados however, we show how to recreate that tricky middle part on cropped hair, a routine you can then maintain as it grows out to cheek-length. Get ready to make your fangirls swoon as you rock this modern take on the curtains hairstyle:
Tutorial: Curtains Hairstyle
Start with clean, freshly washed hair.
Blow-dry to create your wave.
Apply some wax or firm-hold pomade.
Photo credit: Raquel Espírito Santo
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