Vintage Prom Hairstyles – 1940's Hairstyles for You

vintage prom hairstyles pompadourVintage prom hairstyles are hot this year…the curls and upsweeps of decades past are today's ultra feminine looks.  The curves of 1940's hair mirrors the feminine form, and vintage prom hairstyles go great with today’s hottest prom dresses.

If you’re planning on going to prom this year, you want your hair to look great, and you don’t want to have to fuss with it.  The first place you should look for inspiration is at 1940’s vintage prom hairstyles.  Women in the 1940’s were good at doing hair.  Fashionable clothes weren’t always readily available because of war rationing, so women of the 40's decade focused on making their hair into works of art.

Among 1940’s vintage prom hairstyles is the pompadour.  This style is swept away from the face, meaning you won’t have to worry about getting stray hairs in your lip gloss.  If you’re doing your hair yourself, you’ll need to learn how to back comb hair.

Lift a section of hair at the front straight up. Put a comb into the hair about halfway down its length. Then comb it back towards the scalp. If you do this over and over, you will create a little cushion of hair that has height at the crown.

Once you master this, the pompadour is easy.  Make a poof of hair front and center, pinning the ends so they stay in place.  Then take a section of hair from one side, sweep it up and over the pouf and pin in place.  Repeat on the other side, and you have curvy hair with volume that won’t fall in your face when you dance.  If your hair is long, you can pull the back into a sleek ponytail.


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March 4, 2012

Roxy @ 10:24 pm

I love the hair, but I really want to know where the dusty rose colored dress is from – it's beautiful!

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