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DIY Hair: Veronica Lake for Short Hair
The gorgeous Veronica Lake is best known for her roles in Hollywood film noirs of the 1940s, as well as her famous hairdo.
Veronica always wore a peek-a-boo hairstyle, with a deep part and soft, flowing waves. Many ladies of the red carpet have emulated this look, including Reese Witherspoon, Blake Lively, Kate Winslet, and Scarlett Johansson.
The hairstyle is commonly done on long hair, but this tutorial is for you short-haired girls out there who are looking for something new to try! These beautiful vintage waves can be achieved in 20 minutes.
What You'll Need
For this hairstyle, all you'll need is a curling brush, hair spray, and a butterfly clip! Grab a handheld mirror too, so you can see the back of your head when you're done.
I use a Conair curling brush, it's around $15 at WalMart - though I'm sure you could use a regular curling wand or iron. I like the brush because it helps give curls volume, and leaves them looking more natural than an iron would.
First, make sure you have a deep side part.
Begin with your bangs on the larger section of hair. Curl the top half of the section towards your face, at the roots. Leave the ends alone - you'll deal with them next.
Once you've got a nice wave coming on, take the bottom half of that section and curl it in the opposite direction, away from your face.
Continue this pattern on all of the top sections of hair - towards your face at the top, away from your face at the bottom.
In the video I kind of skipped around, doing the top layer on one side, then the whole bottom, then the top of the other side. Sorry if it was a little confusing. Like I said, for the top layers, you follow the curling-towards-then-curling-away pattern.
The bottom layers are super simple - just curl away from your face on both sides.
If your hair is really short in the back like mine, just curl it under.
Add a bit of hairspray when you're finished, and some nice, retro-inspired makeup. I went for a cat eye with red lipstick. Enjoy your fabulous hair!