Getting access to Old Hollywood actresses hair style is quite easy and very cheap. In the 40’s and 50’s, all actresses were using the pin curls. There’s no better way to enjoy an original vintage hairdo, launched by Veronica Lake in the 40’s until Marilyn Monroe in the 50’s.
Veronica Lake in the 40’s had amazing long hair, she styled in such a particular way, that her hairdo became her signature: the peek-a-boo hairstyle. Copied by women, this Look consisted in Old Hollywood waves, with a strand of hair covering her right eye.
Did you know? During World War II, Veronica Lake had no choice to give up her trademark peek-a-boo hairstyle, due to a government’s urging demand. Those wanted to encourage women working in war industry factories to adopt more practical, safer hairstyles. Although the change helped to decrease the number of accidents involving women getting their hair caught in machinery.
During the 50’s, the legend Marilyn Monroe used it in her everyday life even for the cinema she had pin curls. During this decade she simply applied the method on shorter hair. For a fabulous hairdo that will also become part of her glamour signature, in the same way as her make up.
So, that’s what we call pin curls Ladies!
And when you see how sophisticated changes it can bring, you will definitely like Marilyn’s style, it would be a great idea to try!
NOW, THE VIDEO!
You can find on the web so many tutos but let us introduce to you the major, most efficient , cheapest and obvious one, done by Aja on Youtube. With this one, you’ll know everything about how to dress your hair as the 50’s women.
Nowadays, she’s unavoidable, and it would be a terrible omission not to talk about the biggest ambassadress of this typical hairstyle: Dita Von Teese.
Did you know: The Diva confesses that all concerning her hair, from the hairdo to the hair dye (Dita is naturally blonde), are done by herself only. Hairdressers currently don’t know about those vintage “savoir-faire”.
So, when will you start to get your own Retro Hairstyle?