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. 😉

Dutch Braided Side Messy Bun {For SHORT hair!}

Hello Everyone!

Today I am going to show you how to do one of my favorite hairstyles. This one is great if your hair can be a little unruly and wild, like mine, and you just need a quick and simple hairstyle to make it look nice and put together.

This works great on short hair, however like always, it also works on long hair too. (:

Let’s get started!

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Items needed: 2 small hair elastics, 1 hair tie, 5-6 bobby pins as needed // Difficulty: easy-medium // time needed: 5-7 minutes.

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1.) Start with your hair parted in a side part. (A middle part works too, so just part your hair where you like it.)

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2.) Started on the side where your side bun will be, begin to dutch braid straight back. One you start to reach the end of the crown of your head, finish the braid without adding in any more strands and secure with an elastic. (I like to leave some hair strands down in the front to frame my face)

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3.) Now do a dutch braid in the same way on the other side, except instead of going straight back try to curve it slightly around your head. Once you reach the end of the crown of your head, continue braiding down without adding any more strands and secure with your second elastic. Then go back and pancake both braids.

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4.) Now gather all your hair to one side for your side messy bun. I did mine on my left side. Now do a messy bun. I feel like everyone does their messy bun differently, but this is the way I do mine. I start to wrap it around like I’m doing a ponytail, but twist your elastic when your hair is about halfway through, then wrap it over. So it almost looks like a pull through ponytail. I hope that makes sense, and here’s some pictures of the steps, which should help a bit.

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5.) Now grab random strands from your pull-through messy bun and bobby pin them down so you’re messy bun looks more messy and full.

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And that’s it!

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I hope you liked this hairstyle! Don’t forget to leave a comment and/or question below and subscribe to this blog if you like what you see!

See ya!

Sabrina (: