Tuesday, 1 November 2011

How to Create 'Flapper' Style Hair

Always wanted to experiment with a 1920s inspired hairstyle but didn't know how? Well we've found this great tutorial by The Hill's star, Lauren Conrad taking you on a step-by-step guide to recreating the style. And it works fabulously with long hair too!

Images courtesy of MTV

STEP 1: Start with clean, dry hair.
STEP 2: To remove excess length and weight, braid the bottom hair and pin it up so it's out of the way. Part your hair from ear to ear in the back of your head and clip the top half up.
STEP 3: Create two braids.
STEP 4: Pin the two braids flat against your head in the back. It helps if you lay them in a zigzag pattern. Use large bobby pins for more support.
STEP 5: You want all of the curls to go TOWARD your face. Your curls need to be lined up and be the same size going in the same direction. Take sections that are about the same size as your pinkie finger and wrap them tightly around the outside of your curling iron. Equally important is the size of your iron. It must be small. Anything over 3/4" will just give you big waves. Curling will take a lot of time, but it’s SO worth it.
STEP 6: After you curl the hair, clip it in place and allow it to set.
STEP 7: See how Lauren's curls are all going the same direction and are the same size? That's what you want. Let it set for as long as you can. The longer, the better.
STEP 8: When the hair has cooled entirely, release all of the curls (don't pull them apart with your fingers). Using a large soft bristled flat brush, start brushing the curls out. The pattern will begin to develop. Look down slightly and brush hair toward your face.
STEP 9: If you have a lot of hair, it’s optional to pin one side back like Lauren is doing in the shot so that the hair doesn't overwhelm your face.
STEP 10: Grab a section of brushed out curls. Hold the very bottom of the curls with one hand. Using a comb, tease (using long upward strokes) with the other hand. You should only need 1 or 2 strokes to get it into the "bob" shape. Spray the section with a strong holding hairspray and then tuck the extra hairs. Pin in place using a large bobby pin or two.
STEP 11: Add a cute headband to complete the look!

1 comment:

  1. what if the hair you are trying to work with has small, crazy curls and waves? how would you begin?