1940’s inspired up-do

Hello everybody!

Today’s hairstyle is inspired by the hair fashion in America during the 1940’s. I’ve been really interested in all thingy beauty and fashion during that WWII era, and this look was the result of it.

Back in WWII, women had to keep their hair out of the way, since they were working in factories and other places where long flowing locks would have been both intruding and sometimes dangerous.Yet, they still sported some pretty stunning hairdos.

This is an inspired look, since on most days I’m not up to wearing some victory rolls and such. If you would like to see a more original look, please let me know in the comments!

difficulty level: easy

time needed: 5 minutes

items needed: 6 bobby pins, two hair ties, one bandana (optional)

1.) Section hair off into a side part. This hairstyle works with curly or straight hair.

2.) On the “thicker” side of the side part, grab approximately 2 inch section of hair, depending on how thick your hair is. Twist the section slightly, and pin.

3.) Gently tug at the pinned section of hair, especially near the hairline, this will give the voluminous effect that was popular during the 40’s.

4.) (Still on the same side) Grab a thinner section of hair, beginning from the top of your ear, all the way up to the pinned section. Twist this section, and tug at the twist, to make it softer and a little thicker-looking. Pin this with a bobby pin in a slightly upwards direction, nearer the crown of the head.

5.) On the thinner side of the part, grab another thin section of hair, from the top of your ear, all the way up to the part. Twist the section, gently tug it, and pin it up towards the crown of your head.

6.) Divide the rest of your hair in two equal parts.

7.) Twist each section, and coil each into low buns, securing with the hair ties. Remember to twist and coil inwards. (So if your coiling the right section, you’d be twisting and coiling to the left, and vice versa.)

8.) Use bobby pins to lift and secure the two buns close together.

9.) (optional) Tie a bandana around your head, with a super cute knot to finish off your 1940’s hairdo!

I hope you all enjoyed this hairstyle. It’s super easy to do, and it can be worn for casual or formal occasion. (Maybe lose the bandana for the formal occasions though, haha!) It’s so nice with summer coming around, because it keeps your hair off your neck.

Please let me know what you think of the hairstyle, and also if you’d like to see a more “original” 1940’s look!

Catch ya later!

–Sophia

P.S. I prefer using soft hair band ties for buns, since they’re gentler on your hair. I chose a blue one and a white one, to tie in with the American patriotic theme. 😉

Messy Dutch Ponytail

Hello everybody!

Today, I’m pleased to show you what I call the “Messy Dutch Ponytail.” I’d like to give special thanks to ‘Victoria’ for requesting this look. Here is the picture she requested:

This look is so cute and easy to do! Even with having very short layers, I’m still able to pull it off.

Level of difficulty: medium

Items needed: 1 hair band, 3-4 bobby-pins, 1 small clear elastic, small-tooth comb.

Time needed: 10 minutes

1.) The night before, I did these heatless curls. They add that natural curly/wavy look to the hair, and are super simple to do. When I took them out in the morning, I misted my hair with some sea salt spray, and parted my hair in a side part. (this is an optional step. This hair style can be done on any texture of hair.)

2.) Pick up the hair about the crown of your head, grabbing your small-tooth comb, begin to tease the section at the roots. To tease, you pull the comb through your hair in short motions, and downwards. Always downwards for teasing. 😉 It should almost seem like your slightly tangling your hair. This will give your hair more volume.

3. Using your comb, section off a small side on the “less heavy” side of your head. Begin the part 1 inch above your ear, than make a diagonal line down to the nape of your neck.

4. Pick up a small section of hair at the beginning of the section, and begin to dutch braid. Once you run out of hair to add in, continue braiding a regular three-strand braid all the way down. Secure with a clear elastic.

5. Pancake the entire bread by gently tugging on the edges of the braid.

6. Gather up all the hair and the braid into a low ponytail. Secure with a hair band.

7. Use your hands, and slightly pull at the crown of your head. This will give it a messier, fuller appearance.

8. Grab a half-inch section of hair from the ponytail, and wrap it around the rubber band several times, until you can’t anymore. Secure it around the band with your bobby-pins.

…and that’s it! I hope you all like my take on the “Messy Dutch Ponytail!” It is such a quick yet pretty hairstyle to do. Add a few accessories, and you have a hairstyle fit for formal occasions.

Let me know if you have any questions, or if there are any other hairstyles you’d like me to try!

Catch ya later!

— Sophia