I think that I can safely say that this post is just as much a testament to our girls’ very imperfect lives as it is a hair tutorial. So often on the internet people’s true lives and experiences are hidden from sight, and reality is glossed over. Which, for the most part, I believe is as it should be. We have the control to be able to reveal what is needful, and hide what is not. However, out of this I will admit that I do take a little pride in how “perfect” our girls’ posts turn out on such a frequent basis. The Lord certainly knows when to bring us back down to humility at times, however, which I think He did very well in the circumstance of this post. 🙂
The majority of photos you see here are from the 3rd try of this photo shoot. The other two tries were absolute disasters, resulting in too much stress and too many tears than were wont. The third try resulted in acceptable photos, though the finished hairstyle that I am sporting is much more sub-par than I’m used to. I’m wearing earrings for the majority of the tutorial, but at the end I decided to remove them when I put in my Lilla Rose You-Pins, resulting in a huge, noticeable inconsistency. The day we took these was dark and rainy, and Brigid and I were literally depending on the fickle sunshine to try and shoot these pictures, waiting about 15 minutes in between the “tutorial” photos and “finished hairstyle” photos.
So, now you know a little of what can happen at a photo shoot for the BFS blog 🙂 And for those of you readers who think we live “perfect” lives, we don’t. We truly, truly do not. But it’s the life God has given us, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So now that you have a little reality-check, shall we move onto the tutorial? 😉
The hairstyle I’m going to teach you about is one that I have been sporting for the majority of the past few months. It’s the easiest vintage hairstyle to achieve with short, wavy/curly hair. My hair is too short to do much with in the hair-styling department, so I was quite satisfied when I stumbled across this ‘do that allows me to achieve a vintage look while retaining my favorite bob & curl. My hair has natural curl & wave that I bring out with hair gel and by diffusing it with the hair dryer. If you hair is not naturally curly/wavy, I would recommend you try Jessica’s pin-curling tutorial to achieve a similar look.
- First, take a section of hair as pictured above.
- Twist it as much as you want. You can twist all the way from the crown of your head down to your ear. For my current haircut I like to keep my rolls a little shorter than this to allow my curls to fall better from it.
- Place it against your head, twisting further as needed. At this point you can push the roll forward a little to achieve more volume, characteristic to the 1940s.
- With a bobby pin, take up a small bit of the roll.
- Start to direct the end of the bobby-pin upward and then up along the roll. It’s important to note that I am directing my pins in the opposite direction that my roll is twisted.
- Tuck in the bobby pin. Add as many pins as you need, always making sure that they are as hidden as possible by directing them along the roll as opposed to just sticking them in perpendicular. This will hold more of the roll better and in a more concealed manner.
- Repeat all the steps above on the opposite side of your head.
- Arrange your curls as needed.
Like I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I snuck in a few Lilla Rose You-Pins into my roll to add a bit of bling. These pins are great for taking your hairstyle up to the next level and accessorizing without having to wear jewelry, etc.
So there you have it! Probably one of the easiest vintage hairstyles for us short-hair gals 🙂 I hope that this tutorial was helpful! And if you do attempt this style, share a picture of it on social media and tag me @boyersisters! I would love to see!
Any other short, curly hair girls out there?
-Charlotte, the youngest sister & singer