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A classic memorialized by black-and-white screen sirens, in the '80s, "You might have a high top with finger waves in the front. You might even have the asymmetrical thing going on and the front being the finger wave. Prince even had finger waves at one point." So did Sheila E., Morris Day and Babyface, salon owner Blevins says.
For today's softer, more relaxed versions, see the accidentally-on-purpose styles models wore at Proenza Schouler's Spring 2009 runway show.
"The thing about finger waves is if you do them softly and loosely, they're staples," Guido says. "Jeans are never going to go away, the white shirt isn't going to go away and the pump is never going to go away." Neither, apparently, will finger waves.
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