Fingerwaves are a foundation style for so many vintage hair looks. They first became popular in the 1920’s. However, fingerwaves are still used in many modern hairstyles, and recently I’ve seen Rhianna, Charlize Theron and Gwen Stefani sporting waved hairdos.
There are a number of different ways to achieve this cute waved style. The most traditional method is to wet-set your hair into waves and sleep in them overnight. However, this method requires special equipment, like wave clips, which are difficult and expensive to buy. There’s also a lot of room for error when you use an overnight wet set. If you toss and turn in your sleep, you could wind up pulling out all your work, and waking up to a horrible hair surprise! You can also use a special pin-curl setting pattern to achieve this look, but again, it’s time consuming and easy to make mistakes.
To get my finger waves, I use mousse to set my hair. Mousse is ideal for this look, because it takes a little while to set, so you have a bit of play time to get the look right. On the other hand, it doesn’t take too long to dry, so you aren’t waiting around for ages for your hair to set.
For this look, you’ll need:
– Hair slides or bobby pins
– A comb (most combs are suitable for this look. A wide-tooth comb may not produce the same results as a fine-toothed one).
This look works on both long and short hair. It’s suitable for most hair types, although thicker hair may be more difficult to style.
The wave technique is a little tricky to get the hang of. You might need to watch the video a few times and then practice a little to get the look right. The good thing about using the mousse to wave your hair is that if you make a mistake, you can just brush it out and try again!
In the video, I do quite small waves. Once you’ve got the hang of the technique, you can play around with the size and direction of your waves. This is a really versatile style, which can be worn with vintage or modern outfits.
Have fun with this, and I hope this was a helpful video.