I am NOT a hair person. I’ve struggled with my curly locks since.. since.. pretty much forever. It took me a long time to do a sock bun, and I still haven’t mastered that art form just yet, so updos are generally beyond me.
My friend was throwing a Roaring 20s/Gatsby themed party, and of course the makeup part I had no concerns about, but my hair.. what to do? I’ve seen those pins on Pinterest of the headband over the forehead with the hair tucked up around the headband, but I tried it, and it was very uncomfortable (all my headbands were too tight!) and the hair just wouldn’t stay tucked. I decided to just pin in back with a series of twists and curls, messy but in a way that looks intentional. Normally, I would never post a hair tutorial, but this worked so well, I figure if I can do it, so can you!
You can see from the picture above that I have some bobby pins showing. I know that if you work them in just right and mess around with the curls, you could probably cover it all, but you know that takes like.. effort.. and finesse. Look for bobby pins that match your hair color. Goody makes bobby pins in blonde, brown and black.
I think I did a pretty good job replicating it- what do you think?
What You Need
- Flat iron if your hair is curly (for straightening the roots) or a curling wand/iron if you hair is straight (to add curl to the ends)
- Dry Shampoo (optional, for added texture), I used Dove Volume Dry Shampoo
- Bobby pins
- Hairpspray (I recommend a light hold so you can build it up), I used Aussie Mega Hairspray Flexible Hold
- Headband (optional)