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Hair Curling Tutorial!

Hello lovelies!

Today I’m posting up a highly requested photo tutorial on the easiest, long lasting and most effective way to curl your hair! I’ve used pretty much every method under the sun, and have found this method the best!  (My apologies for not looking 100% in the photos, I’m coming down with a cold.)

Please be sure to read all instructions before attempting this yourself.

For this you will need:

  • Hot curlers.
  • Curler clips.
  • Hair Spray.
  • Spray bottle containing water.
  • Alligator clips.
  • Hairbrush.
  • Dividing Comb.
  • Hair pins.
  • Bristle Brush.

Step one:
Start off by switching your hot curlers on for 5-10 minutes (this will depend on what brand you use), I have a really great set by VS Sassoon, that only cost $70 from Harvey Norman. For pinup styled hair we’ll be using the small and medium sized curlers, to create a tighter curl, the large curlers create a looser wave effect.

Step Two:
Divide off sections of hair you may wish to style in victory rolls and pin theses out of the way, for this tutorial I already have a faux bang in place. It is best to leave styling the front of your hair until the end so you don’t mess it up. You can also set your victory rolls with the curlers to help make it a little easier to shape them later.

Faux bang already in place.

Faux bang already in place.

Step Three:
Divide the bulk of your hair into two sections, and use one of your curler clips to clip this out of the way. From here you’ll want to ensure the section of hair your working with is knot-free.

Hair divded down the middle, with one side pinned away with a curler clip.

Hair divded down the middle, with one side pinned away with a curler clip.

Ensuring hair is knot-free.

Ensuring hair is knot-free.

Step Four:
From here you will divide this into three sections going up. Using a couple alligator clips pin the two top sections out of the way.

Hair divided into three sections.

Hair divided into three sections.

With this lowest section divide your hair into two, and pin the highest one out of the way.

Bottom section remains, before dividing this again into two parts.

Bottom section remains, before dividing this again into two parts.

With this remaining section brush this through, spray a little water, and hair spray (this will set your curl more and help it last longer). Grab one of the hot curlers and wrap the hair neatly around the curler; if this is messy the bottom of your curl will be messy when taken out. You’ll want to roll your hair from this point quite firmly then use a curler clip to hold this in place. From here you’ll continue this method to the second section of hair you pinned of and then to other sections of hair going up.

Roll hair onto curler, and continue rolling up.

Roll hair onto curler, and continue rolling up.

Using curling clips to hold into place.

Using curling clips to hold into place.

Apply to this half of your head.

Apply to this half of your head.

And then repeat on the other side.

All hair in curlers.

All hair in curlers.

Step Five:
You’ll need to let your hair set for 10-20 minutes depending on how much hair spray and water you applied. Do not take out the curlers if they’re still wet. To most efficiently use your time, I recommend doing your makeup while your hair sets.

Step Six:
Remove the curlers, starting from the bottom and working up, so not to tangle or ruin your beautiful curls.

Hair once curlers are removed.

Hair once curlers are removed.

At this point you’ll have more of a ringlet effect, which you may wish to keep, but if not, just use your hands to mold the hair together. I’ve then also used a bristle brush to brush the curls together, using a regular brush will brush out the curls rather than unify them.

Moulding curls together.

Moulding curls together.

Tip: if a curl hasn’t set quite right, take a bobby pin, and pin it into a curl so it flows!

Step Seven:
Finish by styling your victory rolls! Visit my victory rolls tutorial to learn how to do this.

Ta-da pinup perfect hair!

Ta-da pinup perfect hair!

Don’t forget if it doesn’t work out the first time, keep trying and try adding in your own techniques. Hair and makeup is an art; few are born with this gift, others will need to work hard to achieve this!

I hope this has been useful to you! To learn more about this technique and other styling methods visit Lady Velvet Cabaret’s website for information about the pinup course I teach!

Much love,
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3 comments on “Hair Curling Tutorial!

  1. Marisa Canela
    August 15, 2013

    i have no talent for doing my hair, it takes me hours and nerves but you always look flawless and beautiful 😉 oh and really a great tutorial!
    love and kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

  2. Betsy B Good
    October 21, 2013

    Beautiful. I wish my hair was long enough to style this way!

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