What would you refer to once mentioning the 1920s? Roaring Twenties, the boom of Jazz, or the black and white motion picture? For us, beauty followers, the decade is associated with an elegant hairstyle called “finger wave hair”. Although the hairstyle has existed for nearly a century, it seems not to lose the amazing attractiveness. Today, more and more women opt for this chic style for special occasions to highlight their look. So now, let go through some best finger wave hairstyles to welcome 2021.
What do you know about finger wave hair?
Before we start, let learn some facts about this classic hairstyle first.
As its name clarifies, finger wave hairstyle was created using fingers. In the past, the styling tools were not the same as what we are currently using today. People made this style with wet hair, a whole lot of gel, and their own fingers. But today, we can make use of curling irons or flat irons to create the alluring waves. The hairstyle defines the S-shaped waves. And what makes it special are the flatter and wider waves compared to the normal curly pattern. Finger wave hair works best on relaxed, fine-textured, or straight cropped hair, but it is still beautiful on other textures if you have the right technique.
Finger wave hairstyles for long hair
Interestingly, finger waves were traditionally a fancy way to have bob hairstyles amongst people with short hair. The reason is that women at that time preferred shorter hair to the longer one. However, the hairstyle looks great on any hair length and texture. Creating the waves on the long luscious tresses will bring out the glamor, class, and style for your look. Below are some impressive finger wave hairstyles for long hair that can go with you on special occasions.
Traditional vintage finger wave
Traditional finger wave hair carries the vintage concept for any woman having the style. And it looks especially fantastic with long hair. This hairstyle is quite easy to achieve and does not harm your locks since it does not involve any heat styling. Yet, you will need more time and patience.
To recreate this vintage hairstyle, you will need to add hair gel to your damp hair first. Then, clamp your hair at the place where you want to start the first curl. Push your hair up to the clamp and use a comb to make the wave. After that, keep the first wave in place with another clamp. Repeat the process for the rest of your hair and wait until it is completely dry. Finally you can remove the clamps and comb out the waves gently.
Elegant loose waves
Creating a retro look with your 1920s finger waves is another great way to accentuate your style. You can make the loose waves by using curling irons or rollers with large barrels. After that, comb your hair gently with your fingers to loosen the curls. And don’t forget to apply heat styling protectant to your hair before you turn on your heat styling tools. Your curls can be defined better and look smoother after your styling.
This formal updo is a killer combo of a beehive and loose finger waves. You can create this striking beehive by backcombing and plenty of hairspray. After that, sculpt each wave on top of your head, drape it over the beehive and pin it down carefully. It may take you quite a lot of time and some hairstyling techniques to get the style. However, this updo will surely help you stand out in any formal events you join.
This modern long wave hairstyle will change your thinking about finger wave hairstyling technique since it is done on dry hair using a curling iron. If you want the larger waves, let use the iron with a larger barrel.
Firstly, you will put a section of the hair into the iron and turn it about a half-turn towards the head. Then, use a comb to pull the free strands coming out from the iron to the right to form the S-shaped wave. Hold for some seconds before you turn your curling iron in the opposite direction. This time the barrel will be above the hair. After that, pull the free ends to the left. Work your way down on the same section to make as many waves as you want.
Finger wave hairstyles for short hair
Thanks to the creativeness of hair lovers and hair stylists, there are now so many glamorous finger wave hairstyles for short hair. And the followings surely help you to rock a new look.
Marcel wave on short blonde hair
The marcel waves bring you a vintage look and turn you into a sparkling princess of the party with the blonde hair color. To achieve this style, you will gather the hair together and align it with two fingers. Next, use a curling iron to form the waves on the top part and continue your process to the other side. Make sure you leave enough space for a new layer of waves.
Finger wave short black hair
Finger wave hair looks equally beautiful with the shorter curls as how they do on long tresses. And it especially shines on black hair. With this hairstyle, you will need to make the waves on the sides of the head and create a contrast with the full curls on the top part. Then, add curlers to the top section of your hair and use a dryer to set the whole style.
Caramel finger waves
What can you do if you want to go for a complete transformation? If you have a dark skin tone, this caramel shade combining with short finger waves will be your answer. You will need to bleach your hair to get this light shade, but don’t worry. To make these fabulous finger waves, you will need to use a large amount of moisturizing and fixing products. Hence, your hair still won’t become dry after styling
Over the forehead
Making the finger waves on your forehead is an excellent choice for your short hair. The front waves appear like a crown in your head and quickly turn you into a beautiful bride. Thanks to this wavy crown, you won’t need any other hair accessories as it’s already the spotlight of your hair.
Some tips to pull off your finger wave hair
The hairstyle itself is stunning, regardless of your hair length. But there are a few things you can do to dress it up.
- The hairstyle is attached to the 1920s and 1930s. So, you can try to resemble the classic style by wearing a cute hat like a fedora, or accessorize with several cute butterfly clips. A couple of feathers can be another smart idea in the list.
- For finger wave hairstyles for long hair, you can pin the waves up into a bun for a more elegant look.
Creating finger waves with hair extensions?
Why not? With human hair extensions, you can always style the finger waves and even change the color of the hair bundles to the shade you wish. And LUXSHINE HAIR is here to bring you premium hair extensions for you to have a new awesome look.
Finger wave hair is a brilliant hairstyle that can never be out of trend. Just select one style now and get ready to see a new you in the new year.