Vintage 1920's wavy hair styles have been made popular by Hollywood celebrities. YOU DO NOT NEED SHORT HAIR TO DO THIS STYLE! That is what is so cool about this! I saw Hollywood hairstylist Ken Paves do this on Oprah.
Hair Preparation – Heat up your hot rollers and follow the steps in
to get your hair in rolling waves. When finished, come back here and follow the steps below.
Note: If you have naturally curly or frizzy hair, you will need to blow dry your hair straight. It is important to have a sleek look – no frizz. If you already have wavy hair, you do not need to straighten it first. In fact, you probably can skip the hot roller part.
When you remove the hot rollers, do not finger-comb your hair. If you did, it is not that big a deal, but by not finger-combing your hair, the waves will be more prominent.
Part your hair on one side.
Take a section of hair about 1 -1.5 inches in width and roll it around your fingers. Tuck it under like you are rolling your hair around a curler. Bobby pin this section under and in place. This will shorten your hair to bob length.
If your hair is already shorter, you can simply curl the ends under. Use a setting spray to hold it in place. Shorter-hair girls can skip ahead to step 4.
Continue to work your way around your entire head in 1-1.5 inch sections until all hair is wrapped under. Don't worry if you have shorter top layers that do not reach down to the roll you are tucking under. Just let them stay on top. We will smooth those in place later.
Your hair will look similar to this. Leave out some hair on the side where most of your hair is – the side opposite your part (notice the side on the left where we left out hair)
Once you get to the side where most of the hair is parted over, take the top pieces that were left out and roll them with your fingers as if you were wrapping them around a roller, but leave the ends out. Pin this roll on top of the lower pieces a little bit behind the ear and above the lower roll (or curled under ends for shorter-hair girls).
(notice the ends that are sticking out behind the model's ear. You will bobby pin this roll exactly where the model's index finger is holding the roll)
After you made the final loop that goes up and over the ear, and made sure that the ends were sticking out, curl those ends that are sticking out with your curling iron forward and over the ear.
Now is the time to smooth any frays or shorter hairs that did not make it into the roll at the nape of your neck. This model's layers were long enough to make it down that far, but don't worry if you have frays, hairspray them and smooth them down and into your wavy hair gently with your fingers.
Finished! Wavy hair styles look great with a flower behind the ear to make a Hollywood Retro look!
You can easily go from long hair to short and do this style with clip-in hair extensions. Beneath is a video showing how:
Ken Paves and Jessica Simpson HairDo Extensions available at KenPavesBeauty.com - CLICK HERE