Farrah Fawcett hair is coming back as “chandelier layers”

Farrah Fawcett hair hasn’t been big in a while. The most recent time feathered-ish layers were big was probably during the days of “Coyote Ugly.” But according to beauty experts, these big, bouncy, face-framing waves are coming back in a big way. Only now, they’re called chandelier layers.

This hairstyle is big in Hawaii, according to stylists interviewed by Glamour. According to us, this high-maintenance look might just catch on in the mainland, where under-styled and slept-in hair has been the law of the land for a while now.

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But first, a history lesson: back in the day, people went crazy over Farrah Fawcett not only because of her looks but because of her thick hair with so much volume.

Her hair made such an impact on American culture that years later, Capital Cities made a song called “Farrah Fawcett Hair.” On top of that, it’s 2018 and we’re still talking about her impact today.

Now, here’s the most iconic poster of Farrah that made the look pop back in the 1970s:

And here’s the modern-day version, courtesy of stylist Alan V at Honolulu’s Salon Blanc.


Alan does these bangs all the time and has even coined the term “The Grand Chandelier” for his dramatic deep side and middle bangs, inspired by Farrah Fawcett herself.

If you have a medium to long hair length and love a middle or side part and waves, this will be the go-to look for you.

The key to achieving this style is having deep layers in the back and gradual layers toward your face. Make sure you’re curling your hair with a barrel curling iron to get these curls as well. You can achieve this look with any hair type and just the tightness or looseness of your curls based on your preference.

For more style inspo, you can check the #curtainbangs hashtag on Instagram. Curtain bangs will also trend hard this year, and we’ve noticed many stylists are naturally adding chandelier layers to their curtain bang cuts because the swept-back styling works so well with that style of fringe.


Again, this look is high-maintenance and not for the faint of heart (or the curling-iron-allergic). Good luck!

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