How-To: Semi-Fixed Side Sweep

Inspired by the feminine illustrations and retro fashion of the ‘40s and ‘50s, Truss Artistic Director Paulo Persil created a collection of updated vintage hairstyles that pay homage to pin-up girls like those Alberto Vargas made famous in the 1940s. He offers a step-by-step guide on how you can recreate these retro-chic looks. 

Glamour Bun
Preparation : Apply Truss Fluid Fix, then take a medium-sized curling iron and wrap the hair across the scalp to create a wave effect. Execution: Use Truss Pomade Shine to align and hold the strands, gently directing them upwards in order not to lose the natural wave effect. Secure the base with pins along the front top. Apply Truss Spray Sculpt Extra Hold to set the hairstyle in place.
Glamour Bun
Preparation : Apply Truss Fluid Fix, then take a medium-sized curling iron and wrap the hair across the scalp to create a wave effect. Execution: Use Truss Pomade Shine to align and hold the strands, gently directing them upwards in order not to lose the natural wave effect. Secure the base with pins along the front top. Apply Truss Spray Sculpt Extra Hold to set the hairstyle in place.
Daring Waves
Preparation: Apply Truss Fluid Fix and use a medium-sized curling iron to wrap the hair across the scalp to create a wave effect. Execution: Use Truss Pomade Shine to polish the hair and give it visible shine. Unravel and secure the strands, leaving some of them suspended, creating a layered wave effect. Use pins to secure more strands of hair for additional volume.
Daring Waves
Preparation: Apply Truss Fluid Fix and use a medium-sized curling iron to wrap the hair across the scalp to create a wave effect. Execution: Use Truss Pomade Shine to polish the hair and give it visible shine. Unravel and secure the strands, leaving some of them suspended, creating a layered wave effect. Use pins to secure more strands of hair for additional volume.
Luxurious Asymmetry
Preparation : The asymmetric bun makes for a super up-to-date look. First, apply Truss Body Volume and brush to create volume at the roots. Then apply Truss Fluid Fix and use a medium-sized curling iron to define the waves. Execution: Make a side-based bun and add the curled strands for a relaxed look.
Luxurious Asymmetry
Preparation : The asymmetric bun makes for a super up-to-date look. First, apply Truss Body Volume and brush to create volume at the roots. Then apply Truss Fluid Fix and use a medium-sized curling iron to define the waves. Execution: Make a side-based bun and add the curled strands for a relaxed look.
Semi-Fixed Side Sweep
Preparation: Apply Truss Body Volume and gently brush to create soft volume at the root. Then apply Truss Fluid Fix and use a medium-sized curling iron to define the waves. Execution: Throughout the process, apply Truss Pomade Shine and small portions of Truss Spray Sculpt Extra Hold, holding the can about 10 inches away from the head. It’s essential that you unravel the hair to make a base structure. Using your hands and a comb, separate the hair and run your fingers through it.
Semi-Fixed Side Sweep
Preparation: Apply Truss Body Volume and gently brush to create soft volume at the root. Then apply Truss Fluid Fix and use a medium-sized curling iron to define the waves. Execution: Throughout the process, apply Truss Pomade Shine and small portions of Truss Spray Sculpt Extra Hold, holding the can about 10 inches away from the head. It’s essential that you unravel the hair to make a base structure. Using your hands and a comb, separate the hair and run your fingers through it.
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