Flashback Fashion — How to: The 1920s Mod Hairstyle

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The ’20s-inspired mod hairstyle is fabulously chic, is it not? The best part is that, with some practice, you can whip up this ‘do at home. You’ll need the gel, mousse or hair cream of your choice, a lot of bobby pins, decorative clips and a comb. This look is far from messy or carefree, so be sure to keep all the stragglers tucked in while you work. Here’s how.

The 4-Step Mod Hairdo

1. Make Two Distinct Sections

Make Two Distinct Sections

Begin with damp, towel-dried hair. Use a generous amount of gel, mousse or cream to provide a hold, but make sure it isn’t a quick-setting or drying kind. Comb the product through your hair from the scalp to the ends. Using your comb, make a part from your left ear to your right and secure the front section out of the way. Comb the back section down your neck and make sure your hair is free of tangles.

2. Twist and Pin, from the Back 

Do the Back First

Taking smaller pieces from the back section, begin by twisting and curling pieces with your hands, using bobby pins to secure them flat to the back of your head as you go. The trick is to make them look like a tight bun made of smaller curls.

Also, use only as many pins as you absolutely need. The product you use should help hold everything in place without you needing to give yourself a headache.

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  • sofia

    This is a lovely post.

  • Vintage

    What on earth is a 20s mod? Mods are 60s, flappers are 20s.

  • Fotodiva

    I agree, would have liked to have seen the back 🙂  Great look!

  • Kat

    I like the hairstyle, but none of these pictures show the back, although the first steps focus exclusively on the back.