Go for romance in spring with Botticelli Waves...
The latest hairstyle trend not only conjures up romantic waves in long hair but is also a reference to art history. As the name Botticelli Waves suggests, the hairstyle is based on the paintings of the Italian painter and draftsman of the early Renaissance Sandro Botticelli. More precisely, one of his most famous works - "The Birth of Venus". Here you can find out what the picture from the 15th century has in common with one of the most beautiful hairstyle trends of spring 2022 and why it is wonderfully natural and easy to style at the same time.
The painting "The Birth of Venus", which depicts the Roman goddess Venus in a shell, is one of the most famous works in art history, which probably everyone knows and has already been seen in numerous advertisements or logos. Now the painting provides the template for a new hairstyle trend called Botticelli Waves and is inspired by the long hair of Venus depicted in the picture. These are presented on the screen as if their voluminous waves were fluttering in the wind and playing around the body in an airy manner. And it is precisely these light curls that are a key element of the new hairstyle trend.
The basis is formed by gentle, small waves that look super soft, fall loosely over the shoulder, and can also look a little frizzy. Because naturalness is very important to Botticelli Waves.
One might think that Botticelli Waves are just a new term for classic beach waves, which are considered a staple for spring and summer and really never disappear from the trend radar. In fact, there are some differences between the two curly hairstyle trends for long hair that make Botticelli Waves a new and even more romantic version of wavy hair.
Crucially, Botticelli Waves are close together, and smaller, and the hair is parted into narrow strands and curled. This gives the hairstyle a finer and a little more playful character that is more reminiscent of Botticelli's Venus than of casual surfer girls from Los Angeles.
Botticelli Waves require hardly any styling effort because they sit perfectly within a few minutes or can even be worked into the hair overnight. The number one styling option is so-called wave irons, which work in a similar way to crepe irons. In other words, strand by strand, the hair is clamped between rounded heating rods – and you have pretty, small, defined waves in the Botticelli Waves style. To make them look a little lighter and windblown, you can gently comb out the waves after styling or knead them with a little salt spray. Please don't forget the heat protection in advance!
Alternatively, you can style the hairstyle trend without heat. To do this, braid your hair in fine strands in the evening, moisten them slightly and go to bed with them. When you undo your braids the next morning, they fall over your shoulders in gentle, slightly tousled waves.