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It’s an era that is known to be notoriously glamorous – red lips, flowing skirts and curled silky hair. Add a bold edge to your outfit by re-creating this vintage look with our retro chic pinup hair tutorial.

What Will I Need to Achieve the Vintage Pinup Hair Look?

  • Pintail comb
  • Hairspray
  • Sectioning Clips
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Steps to Achieve the Vintage Pinup Hair

Step 1: Side Parting

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Part your hair to the side using a pintail comb. Brush through to untangle knots and flatten.

Step 2: Section your Hair

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Section your hair into front and back sections. Clip the back in place and focus on the front for now.

Step 3: Curl

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Take a section of the front layer and curl facing away from your face.

Step 4: Pin in Place

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Wrap the hair around your fingers to create a loop and pin into place. Repeat this with all sections of your front layer.

Step 5: Section the back

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With the back layer of hair, section again into two to create top and bottom layers.

Step 6: Repeat Process

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Repeat what you have done with the front sections with the remaining top and bottom sections. Curl, roll and pin. Hold

The Look so far...

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Once all your sections are pinned into place, fix with hairspray to hold the curls and allow the heat to cool.

Step 7: Release the curls

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Once your curls have set, unravel them starting from the back. Be sure to leave the front curls in.

Step 8: Brush through

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Brush through the loose curls to detangle and create a wavy look.

Step 9: Front Curls

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Now it is time to unravel your front curls. Try to still keep the front and back curls separate.

Step 10: Backcomb

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Club the front curls together and backcomb them together to merge and create volume. To neaten, you can smooth them down at the front.

Step 11: Create your Roll

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With the newly backcombed front section of hair, wrap around your fingers to create a victory roll. Pin this into place at the top of your head.

Step 12: Repeat

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Repeat this process: Backcomb, neaten, roll and pin. Fix the look with hairspray to finish. Done!

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