How To Do Pin Curls In Your Hair
Start a love affair (or flirty fling) with pin curls
You can achieve a variety of retro and vintage-inspired hairstyles with pin curls without the damaging effects of heated styling products. This lens will explore the versatility of classic pin curls on long and short hair lengths, and hopefully inspire you to try new 'dos on your own hair!
Included in this lens are photos, tips, and YouTube tutorials hand selected by Babygirl Boutique. Also featured are the pin up hair accessories, flowers, ribbons and bows available at Babygirl Boutique to spice up your 'do.
The story of pin curls
Pin curls became popular in the twenties when sassy, young flappers wanted fluffy curls in their hair but didn't have access to the sort of heated styling products available today. So they would curl pieces of hair up with their fingers and pin them flat to their heads until their hair dried.
Pin curls experienced a resurgence in popularity in the '40s and '50s when Hollywood starlets adopted the style with longer, looser curls. Recently, they have come back into vogue with women discovering the versatility and variety of hairstyles that can be accomplished without damage to the hair.
Pin Curl Hairstyle Tutorials for Short Hair
Pin Curl Hairstyle Tutorials for Long Hair
Pin Up Hairstyle Books
I have curly hair and it can be a real pain to deal with. This is a great book of ideas and inspirations!
Another great book for girls who are blessed with curly tresses.
Old-school techniques for creating forties-inspired hairstyles.
Be inspired by these classic hairstyles from forties sirens.
Pin Curl Tips & Tricks
- If you're doing tight curls or twists, pin your curls the night before and sleep with the curls in, as they need a lot of time to air dry.
- Spray a small amount of hair spray on your curls after removing the pins.
- Use end papers, strips of fabric, or even strips of paper bags to wrap your curls.
- Hair should be damp, not wet.
- Bobby pins could create a dent in the curl so be careful when choosing your pins.
- Be mindful of the growth patterns of your hair and make sure you don't curl against the grain or you could create some funky cowlicks.
Pinning big, loose curls
For a '40s glamour look, use larger section of hair and roll them up loosely. After removing the pins, spray the curls lightly with hairspray and then brush out for dramatic, Veronica Lake-style waves. But don't brush too much or you'll brush out the curl!
Pinning tight curls
Small curls rolled in careful rows creates a more '20s flapper hairstyle. Be careful to secure the ends and tuck them underneath the curl before pinning, and use pins that won't leave crimps or dents in the curl.
Twisting the hair before you curl it makes kinkier waves, but takes longer to dry so you might want to do it the night before and sleep with the twists in your hair (although I don't think that would be very comfortable!)
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