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This past spring, I decided to take a plunge I have wanted to take for a long time now, and I cut off all my hair! I went for a girlish pompadour style, think Ruby Rose, and I loved it. I did miss all of my fun retro styles though! Now that my hair has grown out some, although it is very uneven, I have enough to start attempting both classic favorites, like Victory Rolls, while trying out some new looks that go with my length.
I recently have been wearing a simple and soft curl look that resembles a good ol' classic Monroe style. It is pretty simple and fast once you do it a few times. This style takes me on average, 30 to 45 minutes, the curling and brushing out being the most time taking. I enjoy this style because its pretty quick and simple but looks way more put together than a bandana. It can be worn daily, with jeans, or for a night out in a pencil dress and heels! The other thing that I like about this look, is that it doesn't take a ton product like more extreme styles can, such as victory rolls and I can save those for other days in between my washes. I like to wear this the first or second day after I wash my hair. Then I can have a soft and simple style that looks effortless for any activity.
Below you will find a photo with a step by step guide on how I achieve this style.
You will only need a few products to get started. 1- Hair Spray, 2-Setting Spray, 3-Teasing Brush, 4- Bobby Pins, 5-Curling Iron or Flat Iron. I highly recommend stocking your beauty lairs with Suavecita hair products for the best retro hair results a girl can get!!
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Lets Get Started!
Step 1 Curl & Set Sides
Section off the top section of hair and spray hair all over with Setting Spray, I used my Suavecita Setting Spray. Start curling around your head in an inward or under direction, I like starting at the side, and curl around my head. Curl one inch sections and pin each up with a bobby pin to cool. The direction of the curl is important, if you curl outward your hair will turn out more 70's feathered than 50's curled lol.
Step 2 Curl & Set Top
After you have curled around your entire head, you can start curling the middle section. Again, curl in an under direction to ensure your final product is how you want it. If you curl backwards, you will be fighting your curls once done. Curl and set each with a bobby pin, using your Suavecita setting spray as you go.
Step 3 Spray & Set
After you have curled your entire head and set each curl to cool, spray all over with hair spray to set securely. I used Suavecita Hair Spray which offers amazing hold with out being stiff or sticky, plus its the best smelling spray around.
Step 4 Remove Bobby Pins
I usually curl and set my hair before I do my makeup. That way my curls have a good amount of time to cool and set good and tight. Your next step is to start removing all of the bobby pins from your curls. Once that is done, you will have a full head of bouncy springy Shirley Temple curls. Give those babies another good shot of hair spray. I like to take a moment and walk around dramatically making my curls bounce while saying, "Boing! Boing! Boing!" before I brush them out lol.
Step 5 Teasing Time!
This stage is probably my least favorite because its so bad for your hair, but for vintage styles its pretty much a must. Its teasing time! Start teasing your entire head at the root to give your look volume. This will end in you looking like you stuck your finger in a light socket, but trust me, it gets better. Then once that is done, give yourself another crop dust of hair spray! We are building a foundation, its important!
Step 6 Brush Out & Reveal!
This honestly is the most difficult step for me. I'm still learning how to properly brush out my curls for my vintage styles, but I am getting there. I need to feed on more Rockabilly Ruby videos lol. She is for real the vintage hair guru and also has a YouTube I highly recommend following. Take a soft bristle brush and start gently brushing and shaping your curls in the direction you want them to sit. You just have to take your take and shape your final look how you want it. Spraying and using clips to set certain areas like bangs and such. Once you have it all setting how you like, give yourself another coat of that sweet hairspray. Boom finished!
This is one of my new favorites and a daily go to for me. It still comes out a little different each time as I learn and get better. The most product you will use is your hair spray, Bear Grylls could probably start a fire with what you are wearing lol, but it is important to hold the style properly. I hope you enjoyed this little hair style how to blog! Be sure to check out Suavecita if you haven't already and get your styles looking their best!
I will see you lovelies next time. Remember to always be yourself, and you will always be in style!
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