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Have a flashback into "Old Hollywood" glamor with an old fashioned curly hairstyle. These styles usually have small, tight curls. The curly strands form better on short or chin length cuts. It takes some time and effort to create these curls that may be pinned up, s-shaped or wavy. Let your fingers, rollers or a curling iron do the work to make you the epitome of glamor from the past.
Pinned Up Curls
Create a work of art in your hair with this '40s inspired pinned up curl. A shiny texture is part of the beauty in this style. Apply a generous amount of shine serum onto wet hair and blow dry using a round brush. After the hair is about 75 percent dry, make an off-center part. Use the blow dryer again on a cool setting. This cool air maintains the shine; a hot setting soaks up the shine serum, making the hair look dull. Use a two-inch curling iron and roll the hair in small sections. Remove the iron and keep the curl by holding it in place with your finger. Secure the curls with small bobby pins that match your hair color. Go around the entire head and continue to secure each curl with the pins. Make sure the curls are all pinned in the same direction. This old fashioned 'do is a reminder of the days of the pin-up calendar girls.
Get your fingers ready to create an s-shaped curl. This intricate hairstyle works best on chin-length haircuts because it holds a tight curl. According to an article in "InStyle," stylist Edward Tricomi recommends using a fine-tooth comb and your fingers. Apply styling gel onto the hair and use a curling iron on the entire head. Hold the hair at the root with your fingers. Lean the comb on your index finger and swirl the curl downward, creating the "s" shape. Use gentle strokes with a paddle brush to maintain the shape. Bring out the stylist in you when creating this look of the past.
Let the curly strands fall and cascade your face in this hairstyle. Use a curling iron with a medium-sized barrel. Take out the iron, re-roll the curl and secure with bobby pins. Release the pins after 10 minutes and let them fall. Add a big faux flower, embellished or rhinestone on the side of the head for more old fashioned, yet glamorous appeal.
Off the Face
It's all about the face with this '50s inspired hairstyle. According to an article in "InStyle," celebrity stylist Jamie Bakos put Velcro or foam rollers onto wet hair. Begin at the top of the head to create volume at the roots. Be sure to roll the hair away from the face. Blow dry the hair with the rollers still in place. Once the rollers are removed, make a side part and use your fingers to brush out the curls. Frame the face by forming the curls around the hairline, ears and chin to make those beautiful features stand out.