What does this Hollywood actress in Water for Elephants and animated icon have in common? They both share a hairstyle conceived in the 1930’s.
A lady of distinction in the 1930’s, would never leave home without applying her ivory toned foundation, light pink rouge, favorite eyelid shade of blue, green or brown, curled false lashes, penciled eyebrows, raspberry tone lipstick and the fashionable hair style of the era, finger waved hair.
A faithful reader posed a question in the Just Sayin’ section asking:
“So many of my friends want that old style ‘Hollywood’ finger rolled hair style (a la’ Reese Witherspoon in Water for Elephants). What’s the easiest way to get that look?” – Caroline
The recent movie starring Reese Witherspoon was set in the 1930’s. Just by examining photographs of elegant women wearing any one of the many finger wave styles, you would think it is a laborious, complicated chore to achieve such a mysterious hair style. It could only be accomplished by going to a salon or just throwing on a pre-styled wig. Surprisingly, the look is relatively easy to achieve.
I do not want to deceive you, so let me be clear on what I mean by “relatively easy.” To be as literal with the finger wave as Reese wore in Water for Elephants requires a setting lotion, hair clips, water bottle, a hooded dryer, time and experience. But for the 2011 version, there is a much easier way to achieve a modernized version of the 1930’s hairstyle.
Here is how: Read more