Vintage hair and fashion will always be in. With Halloween right around the corner, you may be itching to recreate the glamour and retro-inspired looks of the 1940s. The Barbie movie has helped revive the interest in creating vintage pin curls as we see women everywhere finding new ways to create classic ponytails and updos. Achieving classic glam pin curls is easier to achieve than you may think. They bring us back to the basics when a set of bobby pins, some water, and a few rollers were all the styling tools a girl had…and needed!
1. Pin Curls With Locs
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2. Barbie ponytail With Pin Curls
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3. Vintage Updo With Pin Curls
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4. Half Up/Down Pin Curls
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5. Classic Vintage Pin Curls
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How to Achieve Vintage Pin Curls
Celebrity stylist and salon owner Danny Jelaca says: “The best way to achieve this look on your own is by using the old fashioned form of pin curling. To start off this look make sure your hair is blown out completely dry and then make a nice deep part on either side of the head for a dramatic look. Next, apply a styling mousse or spray all over- this will allow the hair to crimp and hold easily.”
1. Apply a mousse or light gel to your hair like ApHogee Style and Wrap Mousse.
2. Take small 1-2 inch sections each and rolling them loosely around your thumb, making a loop, working up towards your scalp.
3. Set the curl with 1-2 bobby pins against your head/scalp. Make more pin curls like this on the bottom and sides of your hair.
4. Set hair in large rollers, 1-inch sections for the top sections of hair (or wherever your hair needs more volume).
5. Blow dry until hair is about 70-80% dry with a diffuser.
6. Spray hair with a light alcohol-free mist like Cantu Thermal Shield Heat Protector.
7. Remove the curlers when the hair is completely dry. Use a paddle brush or fingers to fluff and separate curls for a tousled look. Try not to play with your hair too much (this will cause frizz).
8. Move some hair over to a side (depending on its length”> and use a rhinestone bobby pin to hold it just behind the ear. If your hair is shorter, use a shiny headband (think Great Gatsby: rhinestones, feathers, glitter”> to push hair away from your face. Use a large curling wand to finish off or shape some pieces around your face or any ends that appear out of place.
Which vintage pin curl look will you create this season? Let us know in the comments!