Sunday, 30 December 2012

1940's Hair Tutorial, takes 15 minutes!

If you've decided to go vintage for New Years Eve and happen to be in a flap regarding your hair then I have the perfect little tutorial for you!

Or if you're not overly adventurous with your hair, want to try something new but haven't the skill for anything elaborate then fear not. This is such a simple method for a 1940's style set I actually winged it the first time I tried it. 

What you will need:

Depending on how thick / long your hair is a few packs of Velcro Rollers such as these

You can pick rollers like this up for just 69p in Savers or you can buy them on Ebay (picture sourced from this seller)

A round styling brush. Ideally you'd want a more bristled round brush, softer than the one I used here. And a hairdryer. 

Don't forget your hairspray and if you've got it? Setting lotion, though I didn't use any here.

You can get fiddly with this style. You can be meticulous with your roller placement etc  but honestly? It doesn't really need it. You can also choose to blowdry in more volume if you'd prefer. That's for next time ;)

Step 1


Step 2

Pop your rollers in

Step 3


Step 4

Tie your barnet up in a scarf for around 15 minutes, give or take, always depends on how much time you've got.

Step 5

Remove scarf and blowdry your hair (still in rollers), ensure that your hair is dry, then remove velcro rollers.

Step 6

Brush through your rollered hair, brushing it into shape around your face

Et Voila!

Wait wait! There's more!!

Using just 4 products, that do not cost the earth, you've your makeup covered too!

 NYC Sky Rise Mascara 
NYC High Definition Liquid Felt Tip Eyeliner
NYC Show Time Mascara

Red lipstick, the name and brand has worn off this one though I'm pretty certain it's by Avon

Put it all together and...

You literally could throw this look together in less than 20 minutes AND fit in a cuppa or a glass of bubbly as you go along! Can't be bad to that!

Have a very Happy New Year folks!



  1. OOh brilliant, I might just have to try that although my hair is only jaw length at the moment so may not work. But you look fab sweet :) I can never get my flicks to match either lol xxxx

    1. You could get away with it I reckon! I've been practising the flicks ;) xx

  2. Looks beautiful, I'm going to give this a go on my (almost) chin length hair

  3. Beautiful!! Enough to make me want to lop a foot or two off my own hair (and dye it red haha)

    Sam Muses xx
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    1. Sam, I entered your giveaway - amazing prizes! xx

  4. Beautiful, it really suits you! :)

    1. Thanks Melissa, at least I can do it now with little effort!

  5. I recently bought some velcro rollers so looking forward to trying this one out! Do love a bit of vintage :)


  6. Lovely post and I love the style on you. I have been experimenting with the pin up fringe quiff and like that :)
    Thanks for checking out my blog too.

    PS. New follower


  7. gorgeous ! Thanks for sharing.. I always try to create this hair, but I failed it lol

  8. This looks lovely :) I will be trying, always have trouble with waves/curls. Can you recommend a setting lotion? it's always something I can't find or don't know what I am looking for

    1. Wella Professionals wet one is quite good but it's an area I could do with venturing into a little more before I can say for certain which ones actually work Melody x

  9. That looks lovely, do you think it would work on long hair too? I've loved your blog since I discovered it earlier this year so would like to say Happy New Year :)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by :D and a Happy New Year to you too xx

  10. Lovely to see a tutorial on short hair as I'm desperately trying to grow mine! I need myself some small velcro me thinks!

    Mrs Brown @Mrs Brown's Thoughts

    1. You do Clare!!! Would love to see your efforts if you give it a go x