1940's Hair

Hairstyles from the 1940s — Updos & Bangs

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retro updo 1940s hairHairstyles from the 1940s include updos and peek-a-boo bangs.  Women everywhere have their own versions of the updo, another great style in 1940s hair.  If your hair is shoulder length or longer, the updo is easy.  It’s a great option for bad hair days, and all it requires is a paddle brush, a comb, a hair elastic, and bobby pins. 

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1940s Hair – Create 1940’s Hair that Turns Heads

1940s hair updoFew styles are as gorgeous as 1940s hair.  The rationing of clothing and fabrics during World War II made women concentrate on making their hair as beautiful as possible.  While some of the styles looked complicated, 1940s hair can be replicated with just a few tools: bobby pins, hair elastics, curlers or a curling iron, a comb, and a hairbrush.  We're going to look at one of the most popular styles of 1940s hair, the top reverse roll. 

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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.

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Retro Hairstyles – 1940s Retro Hairstyles

retro hairstyle 1940s updo The “updo” is one of the most popular 1940’s retro hairstyles.  To recreate a 1940’s updo, requires knowledge and a few basic skills.  Once you’ve mastered the technique, you can quickly create a 1940's retro updo in very little time.

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1940’s Hairstyles – Pompadour Hairstyle and Victory Rolls

1940s hairstyle pompadourCreating a 1940s Pompadour Hairstyle

Sometimes associated with the 1950’s, the pompadour actually falls in the category of 1940’s hairstyles.  The pompadour hairstyle involves back combing, a technique that doesn’t take long too long to learn. 

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Retro Hairstyles – How to Do Retro Hairstyles

retro hairstyle 40s hairRetro hairstyles are hot right now—from 1940’s retro hairstyles like finger waves to modern versions of the 1960’s bouffant. These looks are pure glamour, and they are fun choices for everyday glamour, special occasions, weddings, and proms. You could even work a more extreme retro hairstyle, like Swiss Miss braids into a party costume.

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Rockabilly Hairstyles – Classic Rockabilly Hairstyles

rockabilly hairstyle 40s hairWant to create rockabilly hairstyles?  You're in good company.  The word “rockabilly” used to refer to early rock and roll country music of the 1940s and 50s.  Today, rockabilly is an entire subculture that embraces vintage style, right down to creating hot rockabilly hairstyles.

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Rockabilly Hairstyles How To

rockabilly hairstyleWant to learn how to create rockabilly hairstyles? 

True rockabilly hairstyles require hair to be cut into layers that are about 4 inches long all around, except for in front of the ear.  It should be about 3 inches long there.  Hair in the back can remain long—up to 10 inches long. If you don’t want to commit to the haircut, mid-length hair can be coaxed into a rockabilly hairstyle with some extra patience.

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Vintage Hairstyles 1940s, 50s, and 60s – Marilyn Monroe & Beehive Hair

marilyn monroe vintage hairstyleVintage hairstyles are some of the sexiest hairstyles you can create.  Vintage hair from the 1940's, 50's, and 60's has inspired hairdressers, celebrities, and brides (for vintage wedding hairstyles).  Women of all ages can look sexier and feel more glamorous in beautiful retro hairstyles. 

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1940s Vintage Hairstyles – How to Create Vintage Hairstyles

1940s vintage hairstyle updoVintage hairstyles are extremely popular, with Hollywood stars showing up on red carpets with classic updos and finger waves. 

Combined with today’s fashions, vintage hairstyles create a fresh look with elements of the classic and modern.  Do you want to learn how to create vintage hairstyles?  Well, you're in good company.  We're going to look at some of the most popular 1940's vintage hairstyles…

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