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How to get a 1940’s vintage hairstyle

We know there’s no better era to look at intricately glamourous hairstyles than the 40’s. From victory rolls and pin curl waves, to the perfect pompadour and bangs. The 40’s hairstyles were not only elegant and put together with precision and talent, but they also provided a sense of control in an unstable time – so we think they definitely deserve to be celebrated. And we’re not the only ones. Lately we’ve seen a revival of the retro look everywhere, throughout fashion, makeup and hairstyles – so, trust us on this one, vintage is here to stay.

Now let’s talk about achieving that sought after style. Whether you want to get the retro ponytail, the retro curls or the victory roll, we’re going to show you how to achieve them all using our Remington Retro Hairdryer.

Retro Ponytail

Step 1

Use the Retro Dryer to lift the roots and create volume, for extra volume add a strong hold mousse to wet hair before drying.

Step 2

Take a 2 inch section of hair from the perimeter, and pull back into a pony tail at the nape of the neck.

Step 3

Using a teasing brush, begin back combing the roots of all the remaining hair. Add a light spritz of hair spray to each section as you go, to secure the back combing.

Step 4

Continue to back comb the roots until all hair is back combed. Ensure to back comb the underside of the hair at the front, so you can retain volume underneath, whilst smoothing out the top layer.

Step 5

Use a teasing brush to work the hair backward, in a draping effect so it's not too tight. Gather the hair into a pony tail using a hair band. Tweak the shape by using the end of a teasing brush to lift the crown area to exaggerate volume here.

Step 6

Finish with a light mist of hairspray to secure the style.

Retro Curls

Step 1

To add a vintage waved detail around the face, apply a setting gel on wet hair and use a styling comb to create the desired parting. Begin to comb each side of the parting into an S shape using the fingers to mould the hair and secure the waves with styling clips.

Step 2

For the remaining lengths use a Remington Curling Wand to curl all the hair in small sections in the same direction.

Step 3

Use the Retro Dryer on a medium heat and dryer speed, to gently dry and set the waves at the front.

Step 4

Once dry, start to comb through and separate the waves. The key is to really brush through the curls and allow the hair to spring back into loosely gathered, vintage waves.

Step 5

Finish with a light mist of hairspray, to secure the style.

 

Victory Rolls

Step 1

Use the Retro Dryer with a round bristle brush to create loose waves. Starting from the bottom, work your way upwards taking the hair in 3 inch sections at a time.

Step 2

Use your fingers to run through the hair and break up any large sections, then, use a tail comb to bring the hair around to the front.

Step 3

Next, take the front section of the hair and back comb using a tail Comb. This section will then form the first victory roll.

Step 4

Once you’re happy with the volume, start at the bottom of the section of hair and roll it inwards. Use hair grips to secure the hair in place.

Step 5

Repeat the process on the other side.

Step 6

Finish with a light mist of hairspray, focusing particularly on the victory rolls to secure the style.

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