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Friday, June 24, 2011

Grace Kelly in Rear Window (1954)

Grace Kelly in Rear Window (1954)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hairstyles picture dump 3

Eleanor Parker

Lynne Roberts

Bebe Daniels

Laraine Day

Ruth Hussey

Maureen O'Hara

Toby Wing

Carole Landis

Coleen Gray

June Haver

Barbara Lang
Anita Ekberg

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hairstyles picture dump 2

Shirley Temple

Arline Judge

Joan Leslie

Ava Gardner

Peggy Dow

Marie McDonald

Anita Louise

Betty Grable

Madeleine Carroll

Jane Greer and Lizabeth Scott

Joan Leslie

Joan Leslie

Anita Louise

Joan Leslie

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Finger Waving

Ginger Rogers
Finger waving involves pinching the hair between the fingers and combing the hair in alternating directions to make a wave shape. The end result can be quite similar to Marcel waves which are created using a heated iron.

There are some how-to pages herehere, here, here, here, here and here. If you want a book, I recommend looking at a reprint from Dakota Prairie Treasures on Ebay, Etsy, or

For more ideas check out these video tutorials:
    How to Fingerwave Part 1 and Part 2 - a clear demonstration of how to make s-shape waves using fingers and a rat-tail comb.
    Vintage Hair Styles for Women - 1930's by WildilocksTreats Part 1 and Part 2 - a demonstration of how to create waves using a straightening iron to curl the hair in rows of alternating curls and then styling.
    Finger Wave Tutorial Part 1 and Part 2 - A finger-waving tutorial using wave clips.
    Trend: Dior 1920s AW 09/10 - a modern interpretation of 1920s hair and make up.
    Hotter Than Fire -  a 1920s fingerwave created using combs incorporated into a modern punk hairstyle.

Mary Astor