Retro Beauty: Andra Day


It screams 'old Hollywood screen siren'; and we love how Andra has made it cool and current.

Big Hair

It's big, it's loud and it says 'look at me!' Andra's style is unashamedly vintage. Inspired by Hollywood icons such as Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne and Billie Holiday, the muso loves to wear her big hair in beautiful vintage-style pin up curls, side waves, victory rolls and bouffants.

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Yes, she loves her doeks as well. Almost always ties them the same way, leaving a bit of hair at the front of her head to play with. And play she does. A hair roller, hair clips, butterfly clips or bobby pins become accessories. It's almost like 'the getting ready look,' becomes the look.

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The bold eyeliner

Whether in studio rehearsing or on the red carpet, Andra is never without her signature winged eye. "I will do my make-up sometimes, but usually it's my girl Emily who's doing it. I'm very particular about my eyeliner, and before her I would never let anyone touch it. It always has to be big but big in a very specific way," she said in an interview with Glamour magazine.

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The bold lips

Her favourite is red, but you can be sure no matter what lip colour Andra chooses to wear, it's gonna be bold.

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Pics: Instagram, Getty Images, Pinterest

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