Old Hollywood Vintage Waves Are BackOld Hollywood is the epitome of glamor and will never go out of fashion. Glam vintage waves will always be in! Everyone knows a Hollywood curl when they see it, and there's nothing like a good Hollywood glam to make you feel like a Hollywood Icon from the 40’s and 50’s. Vintage waves are a timeless classic that every girl should know about achieving at home! With the right products, tools, and method, you'll be able to accomplish a Veronica Lake-esque wave in no time. So let's begin your old Hollywood waves tutorial to achieve the ultimate glam vintage waves!
Products Do MatterWith all hairstyles, glam vintage waves are no different, the products you use before and during styling your hair are essential and will make creating these retro waves in your hair easier and quicker.
Shampoo & ConditionerWith all hairstyles, having clean, conditioned hair is a must. Shampooing your hair helps remove dirt, impurities, and oils from the hair. Conditioning helps improve the feel, manageability, and appearance of your hair while sealing the cuticle.
MousseHair mousse is for reducing frizz.
Heat ProtectantUsing a heat protectant will add moisture to your hair, while forming a barrier to protect and reduce moisture loss when you apply heat to your hair.
Flexible HairsprayFlexible hairspray offers a featherweight feel, but sets your curls and waves perfect for a lasting style.
Shine Serums and SpraysWhether you’re dealing with frizz or static, using a shine serum can help smooth strands and treat common hair problems. Above all, they create shine which is the perfect last touch to your vintage glam waves!
Tools to Use
Curling Iron or WandYou can use the hot tool of your choice; some opt for a curling wand, while others choose a curling iron, it's all about preference here. Just be sure that your barrel size does not exceed 1.5 inches. It can be misleading because many people think big curls equate big irons (barrel sizes), but it's not the case. For the style, you want to start off with tighter curls so that you can brush them out into big, loose waves. Tip: If possible try using a ceramic wand or curling iron, the ceramic material is known to create shiny curls, and prevent frizz, which is essential to achieve glam vintage waves.
Blow DryerAfter washing, conditioning, and applying your wet products you will need to blow dry your hair. Believe it or not, blow drying your hair is an essential part, some skip or rush through this step. Be sure to hold your nozzle down while brushing your hair straight in each section; this will reduce frizz and static. Preparation is critical, take the time to do it right and build a good foundation.
Other Tools Needed
- Duckbill clips: To hold curls and help create the ”S” shape.
- Rattail comb
Now The Instructions
Step 1:Begin with clean, dry hair
Step 2:Create a deep side part (either side of your head would work, up to preference). Your part will also determine which way your curls will go. For example: If you part your hair on the left side (right side has more hair). Curl towards the face on the heaviest side. The lighter side to the contrary will be curled in the direction away from your face. The back should be curled towards your face as well.
Step 3:Section hair into three sections