Fingerwave Tutorial

Fingerwave hairstyle

While the 1930s are mostly remembered for their simplicity and absence of outright flair, there are a few customs and fashions from the times that gave us lasting goodness and style. The finger wave is certainly one of the very finest. It may no longer be the 1930s–and in fact, it’s no longer the 20th century–but you can still enjoy many of your 30s styled nostalgic favorites today. The finger wave, as is the case with most other things from that time–is actually much easier to create than it ever was for the 1930s woman. So stop complaining, and get out your bobby pins!

The finger wave has always produced envious looks whenever it happens to make the public scene. It’s flirty and chic, and it’s really never gone out of style completely, either. It’s a fabulous look for evenings especially, like when you want to own the night–go with some awesome finger waves to make it happen.

Start Out Clean: Wash, condition and towel dry your hair as you normally would, and if your hair is silky or not prone to hold a style, give it a little spray of dry shampoo before you begin.

Apply a Strong Hold Gel: Concentrating more in the areas where you’ll be creating your curling magic.

The Part: With a comb, give your hair a deep side part, and continue this division further than normal–all the way back to the crown.

The Wave: Working only on the side of the part with more hair, comb all the hair on that side forward, to your face. Place your index finger on top of the forward-combed hair and just beside the part, pressing down firmly. Now, carefully, without lifting your finger off the hair, comb the hair below it backward. Keep that first wave under your finger while doing this. Place your middle finger firmly down next to your index finger, to hold hair in place. Attach the Wave Clamp: Bring together your index finger with your middle finger, along with the hair each is securing, to lift the hair in between the two fingers. Clamp this section with a metal wave clamp so that it aligns parallel with your part.

Make More Waves: Always being careful to leave each clamped wave undisturbed, comb the hair just below the clamped section forward, and once again, secure with your index finger. Comb the next section below backward, then pinching fingers together again to lift the hair in between and clamp with a metal wave clamp. Continue this process till you run out of hair to curl.

The Other Side: Now, on the scant side of the part, do the same wave process, but on this side, stopping once you have reached the top of your ear.

The Fun Begins: Now for the waiting. You must allow your hair to dry fully or your curls will not work. Be patient.

Still Unstyled: Now’s the time to do something with the ends. You can put the ends into clamp-on sponge rollers, or if your hair is short, curl the ends under for a bob. Another option is to create a chignon once your hair is fully dry.

With Hair Fully Dry: Carefully remove the clamps. Do not brush, comb or run your fingers through your hair. Only spray it with hairspray, and that’s it!

Hair Trend Report: Tie Dye Style

Lionesse Hair Trend Report: Tie Dye Hair

With all trends in fashion, what goes around, always comes back around! The same goes for most hairstyles and when you combine fashion AND hair, you end up with this hot new fad that may not be the longest in history but is definitely the brightest! The next big thing in amazing hair effects has been showing up in all the hot spots. The once-trademark symbol of the Woodstock generation featuring multicolored clothing and fabrics that appeared first among the first hippies has been successfully expanded to include hair and nails. While the dominant “thread” of continued appreciation for the effects by which Tie dying is characteristically defined has been primarily restricted to tees, hair designers have found a way to carry the ambience of the tie dye effect over to a establish a new form of hair coloring. And judging from the looks of things to come, the instant appeal of tie-dyed hair effects seems to have opened the windows widely to expose a new range of many more possibilities for hair color design that will surely follow.

It’s All About the Colors
With hair as the canvas, the form of art that at one time was the product of spin art and customary tying off and dipping tees in various colors makes the grade among fashionistas, everywhere. The conventional tie dye colors of red, orange, yellow, turquoise and purple are being challenged by new and fun color combos that rock any look and identify the real artists among us. Being that this trend involves laying down of color, the best “canvas” to begin with (following the time-honored method of tie dying tees,) the best way to get the most true color requires light colored hair, with the ultimate foundation being hair that is bleached, Knowing that not everyone wanting tie dye effects will be OK with such a drastic preliminary step, there are ways to get enhanced color by using temporary methods like pressing eyeshadow pigments onto the areas of hair strands that would traditionally be dipped in a tie-dying process. One thing to remember as with all coloring – no matter what your hair color or type, condition and moisturize before and after dying hair to keep it in tip-top shape.

Why the Tie Dye Surge
Today’s technology gives us an advanced appreciation for colors, due to color enhancements seen everywhere. There’s a certain digital attractiveness we attain, in a high-def manner, whereby we can become the art of our Instagram pictures. As hair is one of the first aspects that others notice about us, it’s a form of personal power to know that we can affect the image we portray. Hair color, unlike most other feature-altering measures, is relatively easy to change, and also easy to change back. And in a world where it continues to become more challenging to create a unique appearance within the sea of humanity, tie dye becomes an all the more attractive choice among the zillions of brown shades in the world. And now, society no longer judges people by the strict standards of our forefathers. Go for it!