How To Get The Old Hollywood Hair Look

There’s nothing more classic and glamorous than Old Hollywood Hair. Not just for movie stars, this style adds a beautiful statement to a simple cocktail dress for a dinner party or an elegant evening event. Here is a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve this vintage red carpet look for yourself: 1.    First, apply a heat protectant spray evenly throughout in order to preserve your strands. Next, create a deep side part using the end of a fine-toothed comb—this is important since a middle part wouldn’t do this hairstyle much justice. 2.    Section off your hair, separating a top layer and bottom layer to work with. Using a 1” barrel curling iron (Milani Hair Triple Threat), wrap small sections of your hair around the barrel, toward your face and hold until hot. The trick here is to create identical, tight curls around your head, which you will later brush out. 3.    Repeating this until your entire head is finished, then spray your curls with a firm holding hairspray (Milani Hair Hold It Right There level 3 (Hard) of “Hold it Right There”). 4.    Once your hair has cooled, take your fine-toothed comb and comb through each curl. As you move through the curls, they should start merging together as an even wave. If required, apply more hairspray and re-curl sections that aren’t conforming as a consistent wave. 5.    Once this is complete, apply one final veil of hairspray to set. Also, for added shine you can add a dab of gloss to your ends. Now you’re all ready for a fancy night out! For a fantastic picture tutorial, I found a very helpful version from The Beauty Department: Old Hollywood Hair tutorial picture Optional: Too add more volume to this look, apply a thickening cream when blow-drying your hair. For your roots, use a volume boosting powder like “Big Hair Don’t Care”—this is sprinkled on directly post blow-dry and can be re-applied throughout the day!


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Posted: Jul 31 2013
by: Duck & Cover

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