DIY Glam 40’s hair: Glamorous 1940’s waves is easier than you think, eco hair stylist Mara Schiavetti—the talent behind the luscious locks at the Eileen Fisher fashion show—shows us how to recreate the look at home.
Step 1: If you’re starting with freshly washed hair, apply a holding product to your hair (we used Aveda medium hold mousse); blow out your hair giving it volume.
For day-old hair, apply Aveda Styling spray; these products will help your hair hold its wave all day and night.
Step 2: After your hair is completely dry, give yourself a low side part and brush it across and downwards—and don’t be afraid to brush your hair throughout the process, it will help create luster and shine.
Step 3: From the nape of your neck, moving up, section your hair across from ear to ear, just around the mid ear level, this is your first curling tier. Once you have curled this tier you will section a second and curl that one moving up the head. Depending on the amount of hair you have, you will need either two or three tiers.
Step 4: Take your one-inch curling iron and wrap the hair around the iron. Each section should be about one and a half inches in thickness. Moving from the outside in, towards the center of your head. This consistent direction will give the wave effect.
Step 5: Once you’ve done all your tiers, spray a little more Holding spay on the waves, wait a few seconds for it to dry then comb it out. At this stage you will be able to see how the waves have formed.
Step 6: You’re almost there! Use a hair shine product to give a touch of glam. I suggest using Nuxe dry oil, or Australian Scent pomade for some extra hold. Take a small amount of your favorite organic hair shine, rub it between your palms and smooth it in your beautiful, bouncy locks.
Step 7: The finale. Brush the hair into place moving the waves in place and contouring the waves framing around your face. Use Aveda control medium hold hair spray to fix your ‘do for evening, but I wouldn’t suggest it for the day, leaving it slightly loose makes it sexier.
Your hair should be looking bouncy, fresh and lustrous, and don’t forget to make it your own to suit your personality. Enjoy your bombshell 1940s hairstyle!
Photo: Dan Cutrona Photography
This is a guest post written for Past Fashion Future by Mara Schiavetti, a renowned hair stylist & makeup artist in the fashion industry. Mara curates the A Green Beauty online magazine, continuing to spread her message of living a holistic life.
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