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How to Do Pin Up Girl Hair Styles

Updated on July 22, 2014

Retro, rockabilly, pinup girl hairstyles, hair clips, and flowers accessories

A collection of books, tutorials, and how-to videos compiled by the gals at Babygirl Boutique to help you learn all manner of retro pinup hairstyles, from darling pin curls to fabulous victory rolls. If you want to learn how to do your hair like Bettie Page, Billie Holiday, Dita von Teese, Joan Holloway and more, just follow these instructional videos. This lens features iconic hairstyles from the '20s through the '60s.

Add the finishing touch to your classic 'do with clips, barrettes, flowers, combs, tropical orchids, deluxe roses, feathers and fascinators, cute mini top hats, and even headbands with kitty cat ears and other unique hair accessories available at!

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These tutorials will help you look like everyone's favorite buxom redhead from AMC's super-stylish TV show Mad Men, as well as Peggy Olson and others!

How-to Vintage Hairstyle Books on

How to Handle Long Hair -- Recreating Glamorous 1950s Hairstyles
How to Handle Long Hair -- Recreating Glamorous 1950s Hairstyles

This book was originally published in the 1950s and details 11 classic long hair styles that are TRUE vintage.

How to Create 1940s Hairstyles -- Instructions and Illustrations for 17 Swing Era Styles
How to Create 1940s Hairstyles -- Instructions and Illustrations for 17 Swing Era Styles

17 "swing era" hairstyles, such as finger waves, pin curls, and pompadours, are featured in this book that was originally published in the forties.

Art of Finger Waving -- Recreating 1920s and 1930s Hairstyles
Art of Finger Waving -- Recreating 1920s and 1930s Hairstyles

This book, originally published in the thirties, demonstrates numerous finger waving techniques.

Style Me Vintage: Hair: Easy Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating Classic Hairstyles
Style Me Vintage: Hair: Easy Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating Classic Hairstyles

This modern book demonstrates retro hairstyles from the thirties to the sixties.


YouTube Tutorials for VICTORY ROLLS

More about VICTORY ROLLS...

Click here to visit our "How To Do Victory Rolls In Your Hair" Lens for more in-depth tips and tools for creating the style, and learn a little about its history

YouTube Tutorials for BETTIE PAGE HAIR

More about BETTIE PAGE hair...

Click here for a closer look at the iconic Bettie Page hair style at our "How To Do Bettie Page Hair" lens

YouTube Tutorials for PIN CURLS

More about PIN CURLS...

Click here to visit our "How to do Pin Curls" Lens for more detailed instructions and techniques for different lengths of hair, as well as a brief history lesson on this timeless style

YouTube Tutorials for ROSIE THE RIVETER HAIR with Bandanna Wrap

More about ROSIE THE RIVETER hairstyles...

Click here to visit our "How To Do Rosie the Riveter Hairstyle" Lens to learn more about this iconic style and see videos and photos to inspire your own 'do

Tropical Pin Up Girls Plumeria Frangipani Flower Hair Clips

Tropical Pin Up Girls Plumeria Frangipani Flower Hair Clips
Tropical Pin Up Girls Plumeria Frangipani Flower Hair Clips

The perfect retro pin up hair accessories for your tropical, summery outfit! Choose from a Pink and White Plumeria Frangipani Blossom Flower Hair Clip or ponytail holder. The hand-painted floral ponytail holder makes every outfit tiki-fabulous! See more here.

What's Your Favorite Retro, Rockabilly Hairstyle?

Rockabilly Hairstyles
Rockabilly Hairstyles

Pick your favorite hairstyle! If yours isn't listed, leave us a comment and tell us what it is!

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Exotic Single Orchid Hair Clips & Combs

Exotic Orchid Hair Clips
Exotic Orchid Hair Clips

Pinup Hair Flower Clips

Gerbera Daisy Artificial Flower Hair Clip/Pin Brooch, Rust Orange
Gerbera Daisy Artificial Flower Hair Clip/Pin Brooch, Rust Orange

Gerbera daisies are my favorite. This clip is very lifelike and available in many colors.

Uxcell Lady Flower Black Cocktail Feather Corsage Hair Clip, Dark Blue, 0.03 Pound
Uxcell Lady Flower Black Cocktail Feather Corsage Hair Clip, Dark Blue, 0.03 Pound

So cute and a little bit sassy! This flower has polka dot mesh and black feathers.

Hawaiian Luau Hair Clip Hibiscus Foam Flower Colors
Hawaiian Luau Hair Clip Hibiscus Foam Flower Colors

Perfect for your next luau or tiki party, this lifelike hibiscus flower is available in two colors.


Fabulous Burlesque Pin Up Fascinators

Fabulous Burlesque Pin Up Fascinators
Fabulous Burlesque Pin Up Fascinators

It's hard to define exactly what a 'fascinator' is... it's not quite a hat, not quite a flower or feather... it's a combination of any of those things. One thing we know for sure is that fascinators are a unique and sophisticated way to accessorize your 'do. All of these fascinator hair clips are available at Babygirl Boutique!

Super Cute Miniature Hats

Super Cute Miniature Hats!
Super Cute Miniature Hats!

Whether for a costume, photo shoot, or just to be fabulous, these mini top hats are pure perfection. See all the styles we have available at Babygirl Boutique.

Scarves and headwraps

If you just can't quite get your hair to do what you want it to do, you might want to consider a few cute and sweet scarf and headwrap ideas to camouflage your bad hair days.

Exotic Bandana Headband (Beige /Red)
Exotic Bandana Headband (Beige /Red)

A floral, paisley print headband with elastic adds a touch of hippie chic.

Black Pre-Tied Head-Scarf Boho-Chic Soft Quality Cotton Wrap ShariRose - 300
Black Pre-Tied Head-Scarf Boho-Chic Soft Quality Cotton Wrap ShariRose - 300

Another romantic boho option is a long head scarf loosely wrapped and draped.


Kreepsville Psychobilly Hair Accessories

Kreepsville Hair Accessories
Kreepsville Hair Accessories

You're never too old for Kreepsville psychobilly hair accessories! Clips, hair ties, barrettes, and more! See our selection of Kreepsville hair accessories here!

Cute Ribbon Hair Clips

Ribbon Hair Clips
Ribbon Hair Clips

Fresh YouTube Finds

Get the retro-inspired looks with these fantastic "How To" instructional videos. From Bettie Page to Dita von Teese, these tutorials will help you achieve the hairstyles of your favorite pinup model.

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      mistyblue75605 lm 8 years ago

      I love the lens!! Bring light to a whole new culture!!! Way to go!

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Wow, great illustrations! Nice work on this lens. Squid Angel blessed!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done shopping page; the colors are so beautiful! Blessed by Brenda.

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      perfumereviews lm 7 years ago

      cute hairstyles! can't wait to try one of them out. nice lens.

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      dakotas 7 years ago

      Great lens. Love all the styles.

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Good job and Blessed by a Squidangel.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Cool! I have seen some of the hair clips featured here. Guess the retro look is back. 5*

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      kerastasehaircare 6 years ago

      What a cool lens 5*. I love the retro look but i can't pull it off lol! take care Kerastase

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      Great collection of useful video on the subject, and very appropriate promos for your store. Good job!

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      jbarnhart41 6 years ago

      I always wondered how to get that style. Great lens idea!

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      I am really enjoying your lenses. You have everything here to help teach people how to do these styles plus offer a place to get the things you need. Great Job!!

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      Bellezza-Decor 6 years ago from Canada

      These rockabilly hair styles are cute!

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      Bradshaw LM 6 years ago

      Even though I'm a dude, I do appreciate seeing a pretty woman with her her done up. And being a fan of rockabilly music, this ties in nicely. Thumbs up!

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      Dee Gallemore 6 years ago

      What a fun lens . . . great job!

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      DecoratingEvents 6 years ago

      Love the retro feel!

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      Genesis Davies 6 years ago from Guatemala

      What fun hair ideas!

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      Cool retro, rockabilly hair styles. Fun!

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      Ayngel Overson 6 years ago from Crestone, Co

      There are some excellent pinup hairstyles here and love love love the tiny hats!!! I always wished I could pull off the pinup look but it's so complicated. Thanks for the instructions!

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      TheyCallMeVarmit 6 years ago

      Lots of great info and products. Nice lens!

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      I like de feathers and flowers on my head. Nice lens.

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      gia combs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana

      Those beetle pins and orchid hair pieces are my favorites!

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      V Random 6 years ago

      this hairstyles are damn cool!

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      good one

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      Cynthia Arre 6 years ago from Quezon City

      I love this collection of retro pinup hairstyles and the tutorials you included are much appreciated! ~Blessed~

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      VivianAldana LM 6 years ago

      This look definitely makes a fashion statement!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      So cute and funky! Great lens. :)

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      xenoc 6 years ago

      i like Rose Hair Clips, look feminime

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      Pinguuu 6 years ago

      hey, really cool stuff you have here! love the tutorial videos! congrats!

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      CHalloran LM 6 years ago

      lovely pictures... very inspiring... like the videos as well... thanks for posting this lens!

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      textbookmommy 6 years ago

      Love the retro hairstyles!

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      Wonder-V 6 years ago

      I need to study, study, study! I have gotten my hair twisted into a Victory Roll a few times, but faced epic failure when trying to pin it! I have to coordination with a bobby pin! Thank you for all of the resources!

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      aki2u 6 years ago

      Really good stuff. A flower on one side of the hair is a classic and my favorite.


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      textbookmommy 6 years ago

      Love these styles!

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      marieluy143 6 years ago

      @textbookmommy: same here, i really love your post

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      Kandy O 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great lens, lots of ideas!

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      FunkyJewelleryUK 6 years ago

      Definitely favouriting this one! Great lens and loads of ideas for a rainy afternoon playing around! Thanks! :)

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      BeautyShine20 5 years ago

      I like this lens. A lot of fun ideas for hair!

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      manfield3 5 years ago

      These are neat hair styles, thanks for sharing!

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      yoyodita 5 years ago

      Thanks for this great lens! These hairstyles are really cute :) I just created my first lens. i really like Squidoo, but haven't quite figured out how to get people to read my lens. But if you have any tips, please let me know, thanks :)

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      Shanir LM 5 years ago

      Nice tutorial, thanks for the great lens!

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      LeenaStarr 5 years ago

      Love your lens!

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      LeenaStarr 5 years ago

      Love your lens!

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      cocktailsexaminer 5 years ago

      Very cute styles! Excellent tutorials!

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      Jennifer Alison Emmer 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Loved the Mad Men make-up & hair tutorial ;-) ~Jennifer

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      netlawman0 5 years ago

      wow beautiful themes thanks you for nice post

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      PopArtGirl 5 years ago

      Gorgeous, informative lens - love it!

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      howdoyouspellst 5 years ago

      Great lens!!! I love all the creative old hairstyles. I'll have to try some of these soon!!

      Blessed by a SquidAngel!! :)

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      Marigold Tortelli 5 years ago

      Very beautiful hairstyles. This lens has great information.

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      SAPearl 5 years ago

      Great lens with gorgeous hair styles! Thank you.

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      hughgrissettsr lm 5 years ago

      pretty lens! i love rockabilly music so i guess this ties in!

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      hughgrissettsr lm 5 years ago

      pretty lens! i love rockabilly music so i guess this ties in!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for this lens. One squid thumbs up vote issued!

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      Atomika07 5 years ago

      omg, I love vintage hair styles. thanks so much for sharing

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      elschreurs 5 years ago

      Sawheet, I am doing a pin up girl photo shoot and having the makeup/hair artist look at this. Thanks!

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      I love vintage styles. Great info. Very nice lens!

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I love miniature hats and fascinators.

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      love4randomness1 5 years ago

      Very cool lens, loved it :) Gotta love the pin-up style! Squid-liked.

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      TopToysForKids 5 years ago

      Looking good! Love the lens, great job! :)

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Great lens! Great work you did!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Love this lens! Some of these hairstyles would go great with a steam punk outfit ;)

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      Carey 5 years ago from New York

      Aww. This is absolutely the most cutest lens! I will definitely be trying a few of these hairstyles and checking out your store ;).

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      accfuller 5 years ago

      Great ideas - thanks!

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      Mariannevera LM 5 years ago

      great lens! thanks for the "how to". The 40s is one of my favorite era as well for hairstyles. Take a moment to look at our lens "TO CUT OR NOT TO CUT"

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      These are great - I'm featuring your lens under retro fashion on my lens: Thanks for sharing!

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      livingfrontiers 5 years ago

      So much great information here and I love your offerings and ideas. thanks so much for sharing!

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      ogrote 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      xsabbiex 4 years ago

      Ultra-cute lens with lots of tips that I will be using! Thanks!

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      kburns421 lm 4 years ago

      I love pin up girls, and, thank to your lens, now I can look like one! Thanks for the tips and tutorials.

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      Frischy 4 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Fun! Love it all!

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      ResearchAddict 4 years ago

      These are so fun and pretty! Great lens.

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      meloyelo 4 years ago

      So cute! Thank you for the inspiration

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      Modzed 4 years ago

      Wow! Nice one!

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      INeedGlasses 4 years ago

      New term, "Rockabilly" -- thanks for the info!

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      Jim Brown 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Very nice ideas, here. Bookmarked for future gift giving:)

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      Satdin 4 years ago

      Nice lens, excellent ideas.

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Adorable... I love it all!

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      All cute! love the unique hair clips ;) *Blessed*

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      What a fun lens! Love all the drama! Blessed by a Squid Angel who loves to rock the look now and then!

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      blackbunny85 4 years ago

      Great page :)

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      CraftyandClever 4 years ago from everywhere but mostly Cali

      love this lens I am going to have to come back I love this style and era of beauty I'm glad to see it back.

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      BenJacklin LM 4 years ago

      It's like I'm back in the 60s!

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I actually tried pin curls once. Wow was my hair curly! Love your vintage photos of hair styles.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      love this!!! being a hairstylist and all, I have a deep appreciation for hair like this!

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      Stanley Green 3 years ago from Czech Republic

      Great lens! ...I really like your style of making lenses...

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      Kelly 3 years ago from UK

      I love your lens. If only there had been the internet back in the 80s when I was a Psychobilly. *sighs* I am going to be occupied for hours looking for all things 40s now I'm in my 40s. ;)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Wow love this lens!

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      nicey 3 years ago

      This lens is wow!

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      Wilson Lisa 3 years ago from Hong Kong

      Great article. Thanks for your job.

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      nuxa76 3 years ago

      I love these pinup looks

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      symbolix lm 2 years ago

      Not a fan of Bettie Page type bangs, but pin-up hairstyle look very feminine on women.

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      crystalfashion 2 years ago

      these pinups look lovely!!

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      Ethel 2 years ago

      The tutorial is helpful for me, thank you, if your hair is too short to make that style, maybe you can buy the hair weft to do it, I recommend you buy from

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