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The "wings" hairstyle is popular among those vested in skater culture and originated in the 1970s. Farrah Fawcett had winged hair in her role in the television show "Charlie's Angels," and men and women alike took their style cues from the look. For the best look, you should first layer your hair, then style it into the classic "wings" look.

Layering your Hair

Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Dry your hair partially with a towel so it will be easier to cut.

Brush or comb out all the tangles from your hair.

Cut your hair straight across; this will create layers in your hair. The shortest layer will be the one closest to your forehead, and the other layers will be two to three times as long. Cut your hair so that the top layer falls just above your ears. Look into a mirror to check the front and hold a second mirror up behind your head to check the back.

Styling Hair into Wings

Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner.

Apply volumizing product to your hair while it is still damp.

Blow dry your hair using a large, round brush to flip the ends of your hair up around your ears.

Apply a fine mist of hairspray to your wings style to hold it in place.