Fall 2012 Beauty Trends: Bringing Back Finger Waves & Pin Curls

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It’s hard to think of the 1920s without conjuring up images of the illustrious flappers, who astonished the world with their fringed dresses, makeup and a tendency to get into trouble. Of course, looking back, these strong women not only had great taste in hair and clothes, but they also had steadfast beliefs and helped pave the way for many of the freedoms women enjoy today.

Two types of hairstyles that were popular during that time period and into the 1930s are finger waves and pin curls. Women all over the country would go to salons to have their hair “set” in this fashion. Remember, straight hair wasn’t the rage like it is today. It was all about how many waves and ringlets you could fit in with your hairstyle.

Lately, many stars have been showing off their own versions of this vintage look, which creates a classy old world appearance that work well on a variety of hairstyles and hair lengths. This is actually quite a difficult hairstyle to pull off by yourself, but with practice it can be achieved.

The Return of Finger Waves and Pin Curls

Short Hair

Short Hair

Finger waves and pin curls work well with all lengths of hair. In fact, if you have long hair, these looks can actually make your hair appear shorter depending on the way they are styled and put up. For example, although Heidi Klum has shorter hair in this picture, the majority of her hair is stacked up in the back. Pin curls refer to the actual curls that are secured with bobby pins and the finger waves are what they look like when they are let out. Finger waves look different on different people, depending on hair type and the length of time you brush it out.

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