Vintage inspired waves/curls are perfect for both everyday wear and formal occasions. I love the classic and sophisticated vibe vintage hairstyles give. It’s so timeless and elegant. There are many types of vintage waves/curls based on the eras. For example, for waves from the 1920s, think finger waves and flapper girls. Here is some pictures that inspired this tutorial look:For 1950s, think classic Hollywood actresses such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. For this look we wanted a mix of various eras, a bit of the 1920s, a bit of the 50s. So with the help of my friend Abbie, I’m going to show you how to achieve vintage inspired waves that incorporates both finger waves and pin curls.
- Mousse – I used Schwarzkopf Extra Care Curl Flex Mousse
- Hairspray – I used Extra Care Strong Styling Hairspray Maximum Hold
- Hair clips/pins
- Bobby pins
- Hair curler – I used Muk Curl stick
- Volumizing powder (optional)
Let’s get started …
2. Start to curl your hair, I used the Muk Curling Stick (9-19mm barrel). Wrap your hair around the curling wand away from your face. Release hair from wand and roll it up towards your head. Use a bobby pin to pin it in place. The curls should be rolled inwards (if you get what i mean – refer to the pictures). And there you go, you are pin curling!
4. Wait for a few minutes or until the curls have cooled down to let the curls set. Start to unpin your curls. Your hair should look something like a crazy poodle.
5. The curls will be pretty tight, so using a paddle brush, carefully brush out the curls. This will make it more 1950s and less like a poodle.
6. Section off the front section of your hair (or your fringe) and apply the mousse. I used the Schwarzkopf Extra Care Curl Flex Mousse. You may have to use a lot so that the wave can hold
8. For the next curl, make a C shape in the opposite direction. Refer to the photo. Continue until you achieve the amount of wave you want. Just remember to insert the clip/pin in the con-caved part of the C shape.
10. You can do it on the other side if you wish.
11. Once you have given a good amount of time for the waves to set, take out the clips and voila! finger waves.
12. Spray some hairspray and you’re done!
So there it is, a cute and elegant vintage hairstyle. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and try this look for occasions coming up. A huge thank you to Abbie for being my model and Annabel for helping.
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Have a wonderful weekend!
xx Julia Donnarie
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