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Get the look of a professional haircut or hairstyle without the salon prices by watching the videos in this hair styling series from Howcast.
You Will Need
- Bobby pins
- Curling iron
- Short bangs
- Vintage hair accessory
- Teasing comb (optional)
- Bristle brush (optional)
Make pin curls
Make pin curls: Take sections of damp hair -- the amount depends on how big or small you want the curls to be. One by one, wrap sections around your finger, and then clip them to your head with bobby pins. Let them dry naturally; then release them into soft waves. Make adjustments with your fingers and set with hairspray.
Try victory rolls
Try victory rolls, popular during World War II. Part your hair in the middle or on one side, then section off the hair from the front of the ears forward. Hairspray one section, and wrap it around two of your fingers so you form a large barrel curl; then pin it to the top of your head. Spray again. Repeat for the other side. The rest of your hair can be styled any way you like.
Create Marcel waves
Create Marcel waves, a great retro look for short hair. Blow-dry hair straight. Then, instead of rolling hair around a curling iron, clamp the hair in sections, and keep reversing the iron as you pull it down the strand.
Get retro bangs
For an easy, everyday look, dye your hair jet black and get your bangs cut very short and angled up at the temples, in the style of '50's pin-up queen Bettie Page.
Add a burlesque hair accessory. Find authentic ones at vintage shops or reproductions at accessories stores. Now you're stylin'!