Beauty Through the Ages
Comments 2

Perfecting the Pin Curl

There are so many wonderful tutorials, both old and new, on creating the perfect vintage hairdo that I wanted to pile as many as I could into one place!  While my hair is too long to really take advantage of many of these styles, I am still fascinated with the variety and elegance the pin curl can create in one’s hair.

Let’s begin with the basics:

Skirting the Issue created a wonderful introduction and tutorial entitled Pin Curls for Dummies.

750x500_ehow_images_a02_2s_j5_make-vintage-hairstyles-800x800

Picture from Skirting the Issue

And of course, there are the instructions taken right from the era…

ee31f4765659fe557d84400ce13fd4c7

780c4a6dbf73611e1c088d63dd2d561b

c2d3e4104a29389ab013f15c6edc5234

Once you have mastered the basics, why not use these vintage sirens as inspiration:

e12ff6b686e1ad4192a528d42d356446

df76508d67323cf0fa815988b0a9a329

33bfa6e0b8af36f1b891bdb5c546fc05

Along with the vintage look, there are also some wonderfully modern ways to implement pin curls.

Here are a few of my favorite:

The Freckled Fox has an AWESOME tutorial on a modern pin-up look.

Freckled_fox_hair_tutorial_retro_vintage_rockabilly_pin-up_Marylyn_Monroe_elisabeth_taylor_Faux_bob_Upright_pin_curls_

Image taken from The Freckled Fox

Another fantastic look comes from Brit + Co:

0571648e35e2620e67645380cfb4ec16

Image used from Brit + Co

And for a 1930’s inspired look check out this one from weheartit.com

large

Image from weheartit.com

So go get those bobby pins and start pinning!  🙂

~Aimee

pin curl

2 Comments

  1. Patricia Cash says

    Loved this, I remember my Mom setting her hair with bobby pins and lots of pin curls.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s