Some interesting 1940s hairstyles
And they were pretty time consuming to get them just the way they wanted them. Here is an example of how long it would generally take a woman in the 1940’s to put her hair up in the pin curls in 1940s hairstyles.
OK, first she would have to section off the front top of her hair starting with a row of clockwise curls along the left side, following with a row of counterclockwise curls, then a row of clockwise and then last a row of counterclockwise curls.
Then she would have to place a row of counter clockwise curls at her hairline, in a second row she would wind the curls up clockwise and then bring the stems forward. The curls in the third row should be wound counterclockwise with the stems going backward. Apparently that gave body and fullness to the hair.Then she would have to repeat everything I just said for the right side but reversing the direction of the curls.
Now for the back of the hair, she would smooth her hair from behind her right ear to the left ear, finishing with a wave ridge. Last but not least to complete this 1940s hairstyle the woman would have to wind a row of counterclockwise curls into the wave ridge that she made and then make rows of clockwise curls with the stems up.
Wow, now that is what I call 1940s hairstyles dedication to beauty!
Rolling your hair was probably the most important detail to any 1940′s Hairstyle. The point every 40s woman was trying to get across with their rolled and pinned hair was femininity, their soft curls from the rolls were well worth the time and effort it took them to achieve their feminine 1940s hairstyles.
A very famous forties hairstyle is called the Chignon, which is back now and worn for formal occasions, mostly young adults and teen girls. It is basically a soft bun type 1940s hairstyles and is getting quite popular for proms.
There is a strange 1940s hairstyle I found to be interesting, it is called the Omelet Fold. It is basically parting your hair in the back and criss-crossing it to create a fold like look, and at the top is awesome looking soft curls.
- Separate the hair front from back
- Make three rows of loose pin curls at the back of the hair
- Comb the front hair upward then backward on each side
- Turn it over your thumb forward and downward to create a long ringlet curl
- Put tissue inside of the ringlet so it does not lose it’s shape
- Pin down the ringlets and dry your hair under a net
- Once dry, you can remove the pins and tissue
- Now comb hair with fingers front into back slightly for the finished ringlet curl 1940s hairstyles.