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kat180 06-08-2008 05:40 PM

1940's hairstyle
I am having a 1940's theme birthday party this week and need your guys help with my hair. I know what types of styles they wore their hair in during this period, the trouble is I cannot find one single image of a curly haired girl wearing her hair in 1940's style! I do not think my hair will go into any of these sleek hairdos, at least not without straightening and then re-curling in a specific way! This sounds very painful and tedious (and likely to fall out!) so any suggestions of how to get my hair to look right/or any images of curly 1940's do's would be great! :iconbiggrin:

Riot Crrl 06-08-2008 05:48 PM

I know where one is, and it's on misfitcurls avatar! Maybe she's got some tips.

Here's a video I saw lately: She's not a curly but she actually says if you have straight hair to roll it first, lol. It does seem like you'd have to be able to get a comb through it, so maybe put it up damp?

RawrSally 06-08-2008 05:49 PM

This is the only thing I could find on google..
It looks like they heat styled though...
I'm sure someone will find something better.

marinacurlz 06-08-2008 08:19 PM

very cute video! she recommended an equally cute make-up video as well. I had to watch that guy put on make-up like amy winehouse:tongue10:-I don't like her-she's creepy to me.

misfitcurls 06-08-2008 11:00 PM

i watched this as an idea
but i ultimately ended up wrapping the hair around a bottle (small non aerosol hairspray bottle) and pinning it inside the rolls after carefully sliding the bottle out.
for the bangs i did the same thing (i dont have bangs) and then pinned them underneath.
you can either use a curling iron on the bottom or wrap it in a bun till it dries and then it will be mostly straight with a wave to it

here is also a clip for great pin-up/40s style make up

if you have any questions i can try to make a video for you! feel free to also pm me

misfitcurls 06-08-2008 11:04 PM

no make up
make up

midgi 06-08-2008 11:38 PM

When I went through a 40s period in high school, I always frequented this site:

And here's some hair how-to's:

And here's an old-school book on how to do the "latest styles" (from the 40s of course) called "How To Dress Your Own Hair"


kat180 06-09-2008 05:45 AM

Thanx for all the links they are really great- Im really excited now!! Misfitcurls can I ask what type of product you used to help your hair stay in place gel or a hairspray? Your hair looks amazing there. I guess what I really need to do now is decide whether to straighten my hair or try and make it go wavy!

misfitcurls 06-09-2008 05:54 AM

i hairsprayed because my hair was already dry. either should work though!

Doodles 06-09-2008 10:28 AM

I love Miss-Vintage!! I'm a frequent vistor. ;) Another helpful video:

redcelticcurls 06-09-2008 10:29 AM

It's amazing how much the makeup matters in achieving that 40's look.

marinacurlz 06-09-2008 10:48 AM

I thought so too. It's amazing how each era had it's share of pounds of makeup!! This is giving me ideas to actually dress up for Halloween this year!!! It's been a while since I have. How fun!

Riot Crrl 06-09-2008 05:14 PM

I like the explanation of how shoulder pads came about in order to balance the hair that was getting so big. It explains the 80s too.

kat180 06-11-2008 02:55 PM

Okay Im trying out my hair tonight ready for tomorrow and its very hard to do-I cant decide whether to use the method of leaving the rollers in my hair with the hair around it or trying to twist my hair a secure it with pins. Either way is very difficult because I have so much hair! I think I am going to have to straighten it.

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