1940s Hair Tutorial

Written by on September 30, 2011 in Beauty, Hair - 20 Comments

Hello again, it’s Jessie from Sweet Thing! 40s hairstyles have been all over the fall runways and filling the pages of magazines, so I thought I would share an easy updated version of the 1940′s classic–the victory roll. I have bangs which makes this style a little tricky. I decided to do a side part and comb my bangs to one side, but this style can easily be done with a middle part if you prefer.

1. Start by wrapping your hair around a 1.5 inch curling iron, holding the ends of your hair out of the iron. I like to curl larger sections of hair to get a more wavy Veronica Lake type look. Continue around your head until all of your hair is wavy.
2. Separate one section of your hair from your ear forward.
3. Back comb (tease) it slightly. I do this because I have very fine hair, if you have thick hair this step is not necessary.
4. Wrap the section of hair in a counterclockwise motion around your index finger.
5. Continue wrapping until all the hair is around your finger.
6. Pull out your finger and rest the cone of hair on the top of your head. Secure with a bobby pin.
7. Do the same to the other side of your head.
8. Secure with a bobby pin. Comb fly-aways down and spray with hairspray to set.

It’s as easy as that!

  • http://www.modernaudrey.com Jennifer

    Jessie, darling, I would love the brand and name of your lipstick! I’m fair-skinned, too, and that shade looks fabulous on you!

    • http://www.sweetthingblog.com/ Jessie // Sweet Thing

      Thanks! It’s a mixture of Revlon’s “Orange Flip” & Revlon’s “Love that Pink”. xo

  • http://www.firefly-events.com Teissia

    love it! gonna do it tomorrow!! :)

  • http://theblondemuse.blogspot.com BlondeMuse

    This looks great :) xo

  • http://styleinfatuated.blogspot.com Quinn G

    I tried this yesterday and I loved it! It took a while to do..but that’s all my fault. I’ll be practicing this one, it’s definitely going to be my go-to hairstyle(: xx

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  • http://jessbuckley.com Jess Buckley

    This is so gorgeous! I really want to try this. :)

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  • shirley

    Can’t wait to try this! Thank you!!

  • http://www.picassohairfeathers.com/ Kate

    Love this look!

  • Lisa

    tomorrows look for the office sorted – thanks for the tutorial!

  • http://dearpadfoot.blogspot.com/ Cariza

    Oooh, this looks nice! I can’t wait to try it on my own! :)

  • Cynthiacampos1

    this is Awsome gonna try it out[;

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  • Theblushbrush

    This is so pretty! Can’t wait to try it

  • vanessa .j

    What kind if sunglasses are those? And where can I buy those exact ones? Or ones like those?

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  • guest

    40s era hair style is terkenan outdated but more graceful. even obat keputihan berbau crystal X has been tried and the results are good.

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