MSN February 18, 2023



The disco curly, the big hair trend of spring


Disco curly is fast becoming one of the biggest hair trends of the year in more ways than one. This 1970s-inspired, literally larger-than-life volume look is now star-approved: Emily Ratajkowski , Cardi B and Khloé Kardashian have all embraced the style, if only in the last week. So expect to see disco curly everywhere this spring and beyond.

It looks like 2023 is being drawn to the 'more is more' aesthetic, creating a stark contrast to the understated trends of previous years with the 'half wave' look or long straight cuts. "The disco curl trend represents excess and daring, it's really empowering as a hairstylist," says Sarah Potempa , celebrity hairstylist and founder of The Beachwaver Co.

According to her, the increase in the number of beauty tutorials on social networks inspires this movement: "Via social networks we receive a plethora of tips and tricks in hair care , which encourages many people to improve their hair routine and to see real changes in the health of their hair, she explains. Once you have such a system in place, you can really have a blast doing your hair! »

With their new beauty know-how, consumers are also more open to adopting bolder textures and volumes, explains Joseph Maine, also a celebrity hairstylist and co-founder of Trademark Beauty. “Last year, we saw voluminous brushing, curlers and other Velcro rollers, he says. This disco curly look pairs blow drying with equally voluminous curls. »

Another advantage of the curly disco? These curls instantly elevate a look, essentially functioning as a statement piece. "Disco curly makes your outfit stand out," confirms Raven Hurtado , hairstylist at Chicago's Maxine Salon. 

So, ready to recreate disco loops yourself? Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner for this, explains Raven Hurtado, then apply a heat protectant before you begin heat styling.

The rest depends on the natural texture of your hair: "If it is naturally textured, a diffuser is ideal to improve texture and volume", notes Sarah Potempa. However, if you want to add texture and volume, Joseph Maine suggests going upside down while drying: "Using a blow-drying hairbrush like the Trademark Beauty Easy Blo, go upside down and brush towards the floor, he says. This will push your roots upwards and give the hair a bit more fluff . »

Then curl your hair using a 3/4 or 1 inch curling iron. “Roll your locks very tightly around the base of the iron and let them cool completely before brushing them out,” says Joseph Maine. If your hair has trouble holding curls or tends to fall out, Sarah Potempa suggests opting for the smallest roller possible, like the Beachwaver S.75 . “It will make the curls tight and springy,” she says.

“Continue making tight curls on the iron, alternating the direction, either towards the face or outwards,” continues Sarah Potempa. Changing the direction of the curl will help create more texture when you style your hair. » Allow your curls to cool completely before touching or styling them, to help set the pattern and achieve longer-lasting curls.

Once your curls have cooled, comb through them using a wide-tooth comb or brush, and finish with a texturizing spray for added volume. “It will add texture and texture to the hair and also mattify it for a more natural hairstyle,” explains Sarah Potempa. “Also flip your bangs or parting for even more volume, for a very disco curly look. »