1940’s Hairstyles – 1940’s Pin Curls “How To” Tips

pin curls head 1940s hairHave you ever wondered if you could create sexy 1940’s hairstyles for yourself?  Do pompadours and side rolls appear too complicated?

With practice, you can create 1940’s hairstyles with simple tools like curlers and bobby pins.  I’m going to give you a few "how to" tips for pin curls.  Pin curls are one of the most popular elements of 1940’s hairstyles.

 How to Tips for Pin Curls

Of all the 1940’s hairstyles, this is probably one of the most stylish.  Begin by washing hair the night before and letting it air dry until it is damp. To set your hair in pin curls, comb damp hair and part into small sections. You’re going to pin each curl with a standard bobby pin, so sections must be small. Wind each curl around your finger smoothly. Pin each curl in place with a bobby pin.

Gently tie a silk scarf around your hair before going to bed. Sleeping on pin curls will take some getting used to, but the results are worth it. In the morning, remove pins and gently finger comb your hair. If you use a hairbrush, don’t overdo it, or you’ll brush the curl out.  Letting pin curls fall loose from a side part was one of the sexiest 1940’s hairstyles. 


Comments on 1940’s Hairstyles – 1940’s Pin Curls “How To” Tips »

April 28, 2011

Krissy @ 10:37 pm

This is brilliant! I am not too fond of frying my hair with a curling iron, and now I won't have to. Wow! Hehe, just had express my excitement about this. Can't wait to try it 🙂

-Krissy xoxo

November 27, 2011

Kathryn @ 6:51 pm

I remember my mom and grama doing this to their hair and mine. I think pincurls are an excellent way to get curls and waves. Much easier to sleep on than rollers.

February 12, 2012

Patti Congleton @ 4:53 pm

I love the way this looks, I've been doing this for a couple months now. I love to be able to go from straightened hair one day to super curly the next. My mom was a huge fan of the pin curl!!! Miss you Mom!! <3

June 19, 2014

Maureen O'Donnell @ 10:25 am

I remember as a child getting my hair set every night in pin curls. My mom rolling and using bobby pins to my hair as I sat on the floor answering my religion homework. Pin curls were so easy to sleep on and left my hair so shiny and silky. A very healthy way to do your hair.

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