The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of 40s Retro Waves Hairstyles
Next time you’re at the Mall and you see a beautiful head of voluminous waves, pay attention to the men she walks by. You’re going to get a lesson in the flexibility that exists in the male neck. As nothing sparks a man’s fancy like the old Hollywood waves look. Stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Veronica Lake, Marilyn Monroe became superstars with this trademark look. These gals of the 40s had a style all their own! No other era quite captures the confident, dangerous, sensuous, sexy, type of femininity that these ladies exuded!
Veronica Lake waves are the ultimate ode to old-Hollywood.
Clip-in Extentsion Route
To prep for this look, use a 1″ barrel curling iron to curl the clip-in extension (make sure it is heat-friendly if it is not human hair). Then, create a strong side part in your hair and using a 2″ curling iron, create pin curls (curling towards the face) and secure with a bobby pin while completing the next step.
Nest, clip in the extensions at the crown of the head to add allover volume to the lake. Remove the bobby pins that are holding the pin curls in place and brush out hair. Finish off the look by running some shine serum through the ends of your hair . . . And there you have the perfect Veronica Lake old-Hollywood waves.
Kyra Sedgwick’s hairstyle recalls the 1940s femme fatale!
Kyra Sedgewick’s, Oscar de la Renta dress and her 40s retro waves hairstyle, are reminiscent of the late-great Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake and Audrey Hepburn.
If you follow Pinterest you already know that retro waves are back once again to remind us that these women should not be forgotten and femininity rules! A classic 1940s femme fatale look, is the hair style Robert Vetica, renown celebrity hairdresser, chose for Kyra Sedgwick at the 2009 Golden Globes. Robert was hairdresser for both Kyra and Salma Hayek at the awards and has a list of celebrities he has worked with that includes, Eva Longoria, Hilary Swank and Naomi Watts to name just a few.
If you want to pull off one of these 1940’s looks, Robert Vetica gives up his secrets below. But, remember also, these gals oozed personality with an attitude, which defines the era. And if you can capture THAT . . . You’ve got it and you too could be put on stage!
How to get the look:
- Work a smoothing serum into towel dried hair and blow dry smooth with a large round brush. Robert used Moroccanoil Treatment on Kyra Sedgwick’s hair.
- Mist around hairline with a strong hold spray gel and direct hair up and away from the forehead and face.
- Lightly spray hair with a thermal protecting spray to protect and give a firm hold to curling. Curl with a large barrel curling iron to create waves and volume.
- Finish by rubbing a small amount of styling cream into hands and distributing throughout the hair to give a finishing shine. Robert used Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream.