Among the looks that have gained ground in autumn-winter 2013-2014 is the retro trend of the 80s, illustrated on the Karl Lagarfeld fashion show where the tops feature embossed sauerkraut.

Who can dare the embossed look?

To have an embossed mop, you have to have hair that reaches your shoulders. Waffles are not suitable for short hair.

With all our excuses for brunettes, waffles are for light, blond, red or chestnut hair.

It is better to have the hair tied up: ponytail, half tail, bun, because if you leave it loose, you risk seeing it turn into an afro ball.

Hair care

For a glossy finish, wash hair before embossing. Leave a few centimetres at the roots, and then start working strands about five to seven centimetres wide with the iron from top to bottom.

For best results, brush through the finishing hair with a few strokes. The embossed material then turns into an airy, woolly texture, and you’ll be right in tune with the tone.

Products and utensils for embossed hair

The embossing iron

For those who want to stand out from the crowd and fight the monotony of hairdressing, professionals have further improved their technology to meet the needs. Thus the embossing iron has become a weapon to set a new fashion for embossed hair: the Ultron Embossing Iron, Babyliss Pro Embossing Iron, the Tondeo Trio Crimper and many more.

The care

The beauty trend on the catwalks requires an arsenal of care to display a pretty mane in a giant macaroon or a chignon coque. Opt for styling sprays like Titanium Taft Hairspray.

Futuristic notched and embossed hairstyles are making a comeback. The Schwarzkopf hairdresser Armin M recommends his professional hair care products: Chaotic Hair Powder, Titanium Hair Spray.

He invites all redheads and blondes to free up their hair for an embossed, tousled look that’s out of this world!