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6 Steps to Creating a Modern Day Flapper Retro Hairstyle

Can’t Take Your Eyes Off Look; The Modern Day Flapper Retro Hairstyle

There is something about retro hairstyles that are so timeless that rendered them a classic. Flapper hair is one of them. There are also several opportunities to infuse your own touch to a flapper retro hairstyle, which is just another reason why it has gotten so popular with the A-List Celebs. Are you ready to embrace the sculpted wave hairstyle? It is actually easier than you think.

If you thought tight waves have been overshadowed by beach waves or brushed out curls look, think again. Retro hairstyles are predicted to be a big hit this year and the same goes for the flapper hairstyle. Just like the sensual side swept wave, it is one of those hairstyles that famous celebrities cannot resist. Follow the tutorial below to find out how you can re-create this irresistible hairstyle on your own hair:

Flapper retro hairstyle

Step 1: You will need a thick gel and apply a liberal amount of the hair styling product into your hair. This product is designed to add more gloss and hold to your hair for easier styling later. Wait for a few minutes to let the gel dry after applying it to the hair.

Flapper retro hairstyle

Step 2: You need to work on one section of hair at a time (to ensure efficient curling process). Depending on the thickness of your hair, you can divide it into four sections.

Flapper retro hairstyle

Step 3: For the flapper retro hairstyle, you can use your regular curling iron or a crimper (for more defined curls and waves). You can choose whether to start curling right at your ears or the area between your ears and the roots. Simply press down onto the section of your hair you are working with. Then, work it down throughout the length of your hair. When you are done, make another wave in another section of hair that is approximately an inch and a half away from the first wave you have done. You will be building your hairstyle following this procedure until you have covered every section.

Step 4: When you are done waving each section, use bobby pins to pin them against your head. Make sure to keep it as close to your scalp as possible. This will increase hold of the waves you just created.

Flapper retro hairstyle

Step 5: If you have thick hair, pin the hair located at the back of your head (as if you are creating a faux bob). Pin that section securely while you work on the upper part of the hair. Hence, you can ensure every section is thoroughly waved and that you do not miss out on any strand.

Flapper retro hairstyle

Step 6: You have two options to finish your style: leave the gel as is to create a stiff and almost wet look for your hairstyle, or you can comb it out gently to create finer curls (ideal for modern versions of the hairstyle). Apply an adequate amount of hairspray to help set the hairstyle. You can also add in a few hair accessories if you like.

Give this look a try and don’t forget to send us a picture so we can add it to our Pinterest Retro Hairstyles board.

What is your favorite retro hairstyle? How do you infuse it with a modern twist?

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Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.


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40s Retro Waves; DIY, How To Tips to Create Veronica Lake Waves

The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of 40s Retro Waves Hairstyles

Next time you’re at the Mall and you see a beautiful head of voluminous waves, pay attention to the men she walks by. You’re going to get a lesson in the flexibility that exists in the male neck. As nothing sparks a man’s fancy like the old Hollywood waves look. Stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Veronica Lake, Marilyn Monroe became superstars with this trademark look. These gals of the 40s had a style all their own! No other era quite captures the confident, dangerous, sensuous, sexy, type of femininity that these ladies exuded!

Veronica Lake waves are the ultimate ode to old-Hollywood.

Clip-in Extentsion Route

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To prep for this look, use a 1″ barrel curling iron to curl the clip-in extension (make sure it is heat-friendly if it is not human hair). Then, create a strong side part in your hair and using a 2″ curling iron, create pin curls (curling towards the face) and secure with a bobby pin while completing the next step.

Nest, clip in the extensions at the crown of the head to add allover volume to the lake. Remove the bobby pins that are holding the pin curls in place and brush out hair.  Finish off the look by running some shine serum through the ends of your hair . . . And there you have the perfect Veronica Lake old-Hollywood waves.

40s retro waves

Kyra Sedgwick’s hairstyle recalls the 1940s femme fatale!

Kyra Sedgewick’s, Oscar de la Renta dress and her 40s retro waves hairstyle, are reminiscent of the late-great Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake and Audrey Hepburn.

If you follow Pinterest you already know that retro waves are back once again to remind us that these women should not be forgotten and femininity rules! A classic 1940s femme fatale look, is the hair style Robert Vetica, renown celebrity hairdresser, chose for Kyra Sedgwick at the 2009 Golden Globes. Robert was hairdresser for both Kyra and Salma Hayek at the awards and has a list of celebrities he has worked with that includes, Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank and Naomi Watts to name just a few.

If you want to pull off one of these 1940’s looks, Robert Vetica gives up his secrets below. But, remember also, these gals oozed personality with an attitude, which defines the era. And if you can capture THAT . . . You’ve got it and you too could be put on stage!

40s retro waves
Lovely Rita Hayworth!

How to get the look:

  • Work a smoothing serum into towel dried hair and blow dry smooth with a large round brush. Robert used Moroccanoil Treatment on Kyra Sedgwick’s hair.
  • Mist around hairline with a strong hold spray gel and direct hair up and away from the forehead and face.
  • Lightly spray hair with a thermal protecting spray to protect and give a firm hold to curling. Curl with a large barrel curling iron to create waves and volume.
  • Finish by rubbing a small amount of styling cream into hands and distributing throughout the hair to give a finishing shine. Robert used Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream.

The Pantene Veronica Lake Hair Tutorial

  



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What Celebrities Know about 1940s Hairstyles That You May Not Have Considered

Long Soft Curls of The 1940s Hairstyles Are Hot For Fall

1940s Hair Style glamour makes a comeback ~~ Jill Hilbrenner over at Helium has been watching the runways and has noticed that the likes of fashion designers such as: Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen (a fav of Gwyneth Paltrow’s) and Gavin Douglas have all featured 1940’s hairstyles. I predicted this trend back in July. I love the 1940s hairstyles, those beautiful waves are such a classy feminine look. The classic hairstyles of the 1940’s have never really gone out of style, iconic celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor made these looks timeless. Check out my article 1940s Hairstyles are Hot! For more great looks from this glamorous decade.

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1940s hairstyles

 

Agyness Deyn's super short blonde haircut

Short Haircuts Getting Attention in Toronto ~~ Agyness Deyn’s super short haircut is a hit with Erin Kobayashi of the Toronto Star she writes about the trials and tribulations of going with a super short hairstyle. In it, she notes short cuts on: Mia Farrow, Jean Seberg, writer Gertrude Stein, Canadian architect, Phyllis Lambert, Karen Kain and Zoe Centeno. I’ve got plenty more great pixie hairstyles in my article Pixie Haircuts Showing up in Hollywood.

Young woman with bruntette 1940s hairstyle

Canadian West Like Short Hairstyles as Well ~~ Joanne Blain, from the Vancouver Leader-Post interviews three of the leading Canadian hairdressers who talk about what is hot the hot fall hairstyle trends. They like Bobs, Crops and the long and soft 1940s hairstyles that have been seen on Katie Holmes, Ellen Pompeo, and Selma Blair.

1940s Hair Style

David Evangelista Likes Long Waves Too! ~~ One of my fav celebrity hairdressers is David Evangelista, a regular on The Early Show, on CBS. His Fall hairstyle predictions are that wavy hair is back. Big, beautiful, loose curls are sexy and classic. Give it a look his video clips are always fun to watch.

 

For more great 1940s hairstyles, check out our Pinterest Retro Hairstyles board.

  



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