Here is another vintage-inspired faux short style. Also known as “heart attack #1,” this is the style I wear for World War II events. You will need to know how to do bandana waves for this style.
1. Set your hair in about five sections of bandana waves the night before (or in the morning for an evening event). I did two smaller sections in the front and three larger sections in the back.
2. Undo only the three back sections. Finger-comb them into one big wave and coil them around your hand. If your hair is very thick or has layers, you may need to use a hair tie half way down to keep everything together.
3. Keep coiling the hair until you have one big loop.
Like this ^
4. Pin the coil to the nape of your neck. I used four jumbo bobby pins. You will want to pin the hair shorter than you want because it will “grow” over time.
5. Undo the front sections, give it a little twist, and secure it with a comb.
6. Wrap the front section to the center back of your hair. Make a little coil with the extra length and pin it to the underside of the big coil with two criss-crossing bobby pins. Repeat on the other side.
Here’s the criss-cross. I used my sister’s blond pins so you could see them better.
And voila! You can accessorize this style a lot of different ways. I chose my white gardenia for today.
Coming next week, I will be doing a series on braids, including some little girl styles and a no tears, no tangles woven crown braid. If you try any of my styles, I’d love to see your results! Or if you would like me to do a tutorial for your favorite style from a movie or picture, please leave me a comment!