View Full Version : Help me out with a 1940's hairdo

March 15th, 2011, 12:16 PM
I am going out this friday , and doing 1940's dress and I'd love to actually make the effort to do period hair , my hair is right at APL and thick , with longish bangs that can be pulled back.
I'm excited and don't get a chance to dress up much since I became a mama so i want to look nice.

March 15th, 2011, 12:21 PM
Youtube: check out pin curls. Also, if you search "40s hairstyle", "pin-up hairstyle" or similar on there you should find lots of awesome stuff.

March 15th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Youtube: check out pin curls. Also, if you search "40s hairstyle", "pin-up hairstyle" or similar on there you should find lots of awesome stuff.

You beat me to it - yes, pin curls or rag curls, you tube also has directions on how to do them. I also really like victory rolls.

March 15th, 2011, 12:45 PM
Here's a 1940's-inspired style from Rapunzel's Resource (http://rapunzelsresource.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/faux-short-1940s-swing-style/).

March 15th, 2011, 12:51 PM
The girl at Vintage Vixen just did a blog about this; it's really cute and sounds like it would work for your hair. Here's the link: http://vixenvintage.blogspot.com/

Have fun!

March 15th, 2011, 01:02 PM
Setting lotion, sponge rollers, and a scarf. Play with the curl directions and placement until you get something you like. And the key is to brush brush brush those curls out!

March 15th, 2011, 01:22 PM
I like this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLId162lRf0) with Victory rolls. Let us know what you choose? :)

March 15th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Oh my gosh you guys thanks! these are super cute!
I'll try to get some good pictures and post them here.
I'm so excited!

I'm really liking the pincurls one from vintage vixen , she doesn't use a lot of product and stuff too and no heat. cool.

March 15th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Remember to take into account the length of your hair. :) Shoulder-ish length is easiest to pin curl, I hear. I have waist length and I love my sponge rollers, but I have to make sure not to wet my hair too much or it will never dry. Good luck! Pictures when you're done, please!

March 30th, 2011, 10:12 AM
I'm always soooo slow to do pictures but here goes :

My hair really holds curl, so I didn't have to use any product , I just pinned it up like in the tutorial .
Thank you gals so much for your help I don't think I would have thought of something so simple on my own . I would have likely chosen something complicated and been disappointed at the outcome.
I had a total blast!

March 30th, 2011, 06:35 PM
check out the beauty section of www.thefedoralounge.com

those ladies are experts!

March 30th, 2011, 09:38 PM
I never saw this thread originally so the picture came at a perfect time. LOL. The style (along with the rest of you) looked beautiful and definately period. Good job! :)