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Start the season with a to-the-minute layer cut like the ones shown here for short, medium, and long hair.

The beauty of these flattering cuts: Unlike yesterday’s choppy layered styles, these are softly shaped with gradual layering that adds natural “built in” body and volume (take our hair-on-end silhouettes to your hairstylist!). Another bonus — they work with hair that’s fine or thick. straight or curly. The latest technique in the new layering: snipping the end of each section in a “V” and not straight across, for feathery lift.

Medium-length hairstyle

Great style for this length hair, layered shortest in front, gradually longer in back, finished with brow-skimming wisps. We gave our model’s super-straight hair some curl by spritzing with setting lotion when almost dry, then setting in stand-up pin curls, all going back (simply form a regular pin curl, clip on underside only).

To style: With head forward, lightly brush, then back-comb for fullness. Because it’s out for volume, this style even looks great with no set at all.

Medium-length vintage hairstyle


Short hair style tips from the eighties

Sleek, easy-care cut that’s perfect for any type of hair, especially natural wave that needs some control. It’s layered all over, shortest at top, longer mid-back and at nape.

Here’s how to get the extra height, the smooth stylish shape — without a set! Mist damp hair with some setting lotion, then, as you blow-dry (use a diffuser), finger-comb and fluff hair in an up-and-back direction, lifting as you “comb.” Or let this cut air-dry — just “finger style” as above to help it take shape as it dries.

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Short hair style tips from the eighties

Long hair style tips from the ’80s

Layer long hair around the face for softness, movement, and it instantly takes on the free-and-easy appeal of a shorter cut! If your hair is fine- textured, the new layer cuts give the illusion of thicker hair, too!

To get the wave, more volume: Mist damp hair with setting lotion, then place palm against your head, grasp a handful of hair, lift, then “scrunch” the hair in your hand as you blow-dry (use a diffuser attachment for gentle air flow); hold a few seconds, release. Repeat until all hair is dry.

Long hair style tips from the '80s

Some top makeup tips: eighties-style
Polished pewters

For knockout evening glamour, try deep burnished pewter on eyes; balance with magenta red on lips. To achieve the eye drama: Apply shadow on lid, then line entire eye with same shadow, using sponge-applicator tip. Reline bottom lid with pencil.

’80s makeup tips: Prairie Pales

Merle Norman’s color-washed shadow, highlighted. Black kohl pencil rims eyes.

A sheerly romantic way to complement prairie fashions, and more — with gentle shades of wheat and heathery blue-gray on eyes, desert coral on lips and cheeks. They’re tints with true color, add up to a look that’s flattering for anyone, a natural for blondes.

Eighties makeup: City Brights

From Elizabeth Arden: gemstone green shadow, golden highlighter, ink-blue pencil.

Make-a-statement colors with a soft edge create this sophisticated fall face-dramatic at, night, dynamic for day. Shimmering topaz is smoothed on eyelids, intensified at corners, then blended upward; entire eye is lightly rimmed in deepest blue pencil.

’80s makeup: Country Rustics

Here, Aziza’s khaki eyeshadow. beige highlighter, brown kohl pencil.

To wear with classic autumn tweeds . . . the new earth colors- khaki, copper, coral — with warm brown undertones that flatter any complexion, especially a redhead’s.

The focus here, and for all the palettes shown, is on eyes and lips. Cheek color is barely there.

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