Holy gorgeous swirly retro curls, Batman! Tami Lee of My Moving Finger Writes knows how to rock out some retro waves that I know some era-inspired brides will totally be up for trying.
Tami creates barrel pin curls first, then uses long metal clips to smooth the bang curls into waves. Roll the curls on the larger half of your hair part away from the hair part. Roll the curls on the smaller side towards it:
How to do retro finger waves on your bangs with pin curls
So, the art of turning pin curls into great waves takes practice.
But here's a small tutorial that explains the basics. If you have any questions feel free to ask. 🙂
To start we're going to use barrel curls.
They are pretty similar to flat pin curl but instead they are more 3D.
Roll the curls on the larger side of your hair part away from the hair part.
Roll the curls on the smaller side towards it.
The pin curls on the back of your head should just be normal flat pin curls.
If you're wondering why, it's so you don't smoosh them in your sleep. If you sleep on the side of your head you might want to make the lowest row on the sides flat as well.
Wrap a bandanna around your forehead so none of the barrel curls get smooshed down. Your bangs are going to be pretty curly, so brush them out and sculpt them down into waves.
Use long metal clips to secure them as you go along. Spray and leave them in while you do your make-up/eat breakfast/flash your neighbors etc.
Want to try a different retro finger waves look?
Here's Tami Lee's Pin Curled Finger Waves 101
I use my handy dandy alligator clips (without these things I don't think I could do a single hairstyle)and push the wave together, making it more extreme. Do this all around, hairspray and let sit for a while.
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