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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

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