How to Get Farrah Fawcett Style Hair
The late actress Farrah Fawcett may have been a '70s icon, but her hair style has lived on into the 21st century. Today, women across the globe still flip for Farrah's famously feathered locks that hold up as the epitome of feminine, flirty tresses. It's a look that you can easily get by using rollers around your entire head and a curling iron around your face. The goal is to lock in those large-barrel curls that look a tiny bit tousled and a lot luscious.
- Volumizing spray
- Tail comb
- Plastic hair clips
- Large Velcro rollers
- Roller pins (optional)
- 3-inch barrel curling iron
1 Master the Mane
2 Flip your head over
Flip your head over. Brush your hair starting at your ends to release tangles and move upward toward your roots.
3 Spray a volumizing product onto your scalp
Spray a volumizing product onto your scalp throughout your entire head.
4 Distribute through your hair
Massage with fingertips to evenly distribute through your hair.
5 Begin the Bounce
Section your hair from temple to temple using a comb. Twist and wind the hair into a bun. Secure with a hair clip.
7 Place the comb by your left ear and section
Place the comb by your left ear and section off another portion from ear to ear. Twist and wind the hair again into a bun. Place a clip on top.
8 Spray the bottom hair
Spray the bottom hair with hairspray and split it into four even sections. Pull the first section on the left straight out. Place a curler on the hair ends perpendicular to the floor. Wind the curler back and away from your face. Pinch the hair into the curler so that it stays put.
9 Spray the next section with hairspray and comb
Spray the next section with hairspray and comb it through to smooth.
10 Roll the hair back and away
Roll the hair back and away from your face in the same direction as the first curler. Allow the hair to easily bend itself around the roller and pinch the hair so it stays close to the scalp. Curl the next two sections in the same direction.
11 Release the middle section hair clip
Release the middle section hair clip. Divide the hair into four sections.
12 Spray the first section
Spray the first section on the left with hairspray and comb through to smooth out frizz. Place a curler at the hair tips of the first section and roll in the opposite direction than the four curlers at the bottom section. Continue for the next three sections.
13 Release the top clip
Release the top clip. Section the hair in half horizontally. Place two rollers in the back row rolled in the opposite direction of the middle section.
14 Separate last little section of hair
Separate last little section of hair, near the forehead, in half vertically. Pull the right section straight up. Spray with hairspray, smooth with your comb and roll downward toward the scalp. Repeat with the neighboring section and spray the entire head with hairspray.
15 Wait one to two hours
Wait one to two hours. Release the curlers carefully so the curl keeps its shape.
16 Style With Savvy
17 Flip your head upside down
Flip your head upside down. Tousle your hair using your fingertips before flipping your head over. Style the sides with fingers and a comb, and then manipulate the sides in a feathery, backward motion.
18 Place a 3-inch vertical section
Place a 3-inch vertical section of your hair -- from the crown to the ears -- halfway up a hot curling iron barrel. Repeat on the other side. Refrain from brushing; you want to keep the curl in that was already created.
19 Twirl the curling iron curling back and away from your face
Twirl the curling iron back and away from your face. When you get to your roots, slowly pump the curling iron open while twisting to capture the hair tips in the curling iron. Hold for five seconds.
20 Pump the hair
Pump the hair loose from the barrel. Refrain from unrolling, which can take out the curl. Repeat on the other side, and brush hair loosely and carefully back and away from your face.
21 Spray your entire head
Spray your entire head with a soft- or medium-hold hairspray. Anything stronger will paralyze the curls. The goal is soft, bouncy and flirty.
- This style works best on hair a little longer than shoulder length.
- You can use a curling iron to curl the entire head.
- Add hair pins to the curlers if you need more security.
- Use a hair dryer to blast the curlers with some heat. This speeds up the curling process.
- Use hot rollers if you don't have an hour or two to spare.
- Blow-dry wet hair first using a large round brush. This helps bend the hair into its initial curl.