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How To Do A 1920s Great Gatsby Hair Style

How To Do A 1920s Great Gatsby Hair Style

Looking to try a cool new hair style? In this episode of Hair With Hollie professional hair stylist Hollie Kiernan shows you how to do a 1920s Great Gatsby inspired hair style. This style looks great with a retro outfit and bold makeup.

Products Used

  • Tail Comb
  • Schwarzkopf - Got2b 2Sexy Big Volume Mousse
  • Babyliss - Pro Porcelain Concial Wand
  • Hair Clamps
  • Bristle Brush
  • L'oreal - Elnett Satin Flexible Hold Hairspray
  • Backcombing Brush

Step 1: Part The Hair

Start with a deep side parting as this is quite a dramatic look. Brush out your natural parting and use the arch of the brow as a guide.

Step 2: Prep With Mousse

Prep the hair with some mouse to give it a bit of grip. Comb the mousse through the hair from root to tip and through the layers. Don't worry if the mousse dries as you put it in, just keep adding more as you are going to need a lot to keep this look in place.

Step 3: Section The Hair

Section the hair to make it more manageable. Part the hair just behind the ear, and then split the front section in to 3 sections.

Step 4: Curl And Clamp In Place

Using a curling tong or wand, take your a 1 inch squared section of hair and roll it in the direction of the face. Hold the wand in place for about 10-15 seconds or until you can feel the heat coming through the hair. Remove the wand and the curl should stay, use a hair clamp to pin the curl in place; these are great because they don't leave a mark in the hair. Continue in the same way all over the head in small sections, always curling in towards the head and clamping the curls in place.

Step 5: Brush Through The Curls

Allow the hair to completely cool, then remove the hair clamps. The curls will look like ringlets, so take a bristle brush and brush the curls out. Brush under the curls, working towards the face, and you'll start to get a wave effect. Do this all over the head, leaving the top section un-brushed.

Step 6: Mould The Pin Curls

When you get to the top section, lightly brush them out with a backcombing brush, trying to keep the curls in tact so they sit flat on the head. Keep moulding the curls to make little pin curls with them.

Step 7: Secure And Finish The Look

When you are happy with the pin curls, finish the look with a lot of hairspray, this will keep your curls in place and smooth away any flyaways.