Pincurl Pinups

by jennine on September 5, 2008

Growing out my bangs is proving to be a pain the the arse. When I first got them last year, I felt sexy and they were certainly functional, covering some unsightly wrinkle between my eyes. But the bangs, they are a lot of work. Figuring out what to do with my coif has been a bit of a challenge, but there’s no question I’ve always been inspired by vintage hairstyles, the messy bouffant, Faye Dunaway’s finger wave, and now I’ve been noticing a few women taking cues from 1930′s post-flapper pincurls. On Hel Looks, I stopped in my scrolling tracks to notice one of my flickr faves, Pilski, gone to town in an Ivana Helsinki dress and a gorgeous curly cue coif. While I couldn’t be as snowy white as she, the next pic had a more relaxed look mixed with baggy tartan trousers… hey hey, more my style. Lately I’ve been experimenting with pincurls myself… and it’s a lot easier than rollers, and curling irons for sure… but I’ve yet to master this look.


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farren September 5, 2008 at 3:42 am

i love those 2 photos! i’ve got them saved in my inspiration photo file. =)

pin curls fascinate me. they look so chic but difficult to do. =/ i should google a youtube how-to video!

WW September 5, 2008 at 5:28 am

Some tips on how to do them might make this post in any way useful.

Sandra September 5, 2008 at 6:11 am

My bangs are super long right now too. I usually do a little roll like the first girl (whom I love by the way!).

Make headbands your friend!

WendyB September 5, 2008 at 6:46 am

Even if I had enough hair, I would never be adept enough to achieve one of those awesome ‘dos. I can barely dry my hair. Which is weird because I used to spend hours on it as a teenager. Adolescent hormones make you crazy, I guess.

Mer September 5, 2008 at 7:47 am

the one on the left is Heini (piksi) from flickr! She has changed so much, improved her style..just fantastic!!

I love this kind of detail and the old pic you choose!

jennine September 5, 2008 at 8:26 am

oh yes, as soon as i figure out how to do this, i’ll post a tutorial right away!

Poochie September 5, 2008 at 8:31 am

I’d love to know how to do these including the whole hairstyle, not just the front. I have long hair and new bangs but no clue how to style them!

Blame a short-haired childhood.


Nicole September 5, 2008 at 10:17 am

Ive been obsessed with anything swirly this summer, ans ive been doing my hair this way all summer
here are particular examples:

Ps I do it in 5 seconds because my hair is naturally curly

Little Miss Dress Up September 5, 2008 at 10:56 am

these two photos are soo inspiring! i love them

Market Publique September 5, 2008 at 11:37 am

I love them! Both hairstyles!
Are they going to be as much of a pain as bang up-keep though? How do you achieve this look? Do a how-to!!!

Becca September 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm

I’ve always wanted to do that style with my hair, but have no idea how! Those photos are lovely!

jennine September 5, 2008 at 2:04 pm

nicole… what lovely curls! it must help to have natually curly hair…

market… i’ll let you know. but i must say today i gave it a go, and it took some time, but not an obnoxious amount, and it stayed in place all through the day which is more than i can say for the bangs.

poochie, i’m sure you’re doing a great job! long hair is fun for sure.

Cammila September 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Yes yes, this is the best way to handle growing out bangs! Much better than the age old barrette. I finger waved my hair for a while when I was growing it out some, though it was never this perfectly coiffed.

Nokomi September 6, 2008 at 1:00 am

Ladies, may I suggest you check out for the best fingercurl tutorial I’ve seen. After I watched her post I was obsessed with the rolls and have mastered a complete ‘do in about 5 minutes - fab!

jennine September 6, 2008 at 1:33 am

oh yes, she almost made it into the post, but i wanted to keep it edited down. good eye!

Prêt à Porter P September 7, 2008 at 8:11 pm

i have absolutely no skill with doing hair or anything involving creating things with my hands.

i admire people that possess such talent

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