How To: Glam Waves

It’s no secret that I’ve spent the better part of my twenties trying to emulate the style of the 1960’s. The feminine and ultra chic flair to dressing from that era is something I’ve always been drawn to. From the likes of Jackie Kennedy to Audrey Hepburn, these women had a knack for fashion. However, one thing I’ve learned along the way is that simply wearing their styles isn’t enough to achieve the full vintage-inspired look.

The key is in taking it one step further – it’s all in the details. From the perfect cat-eye and bold red lip, to voluminous and full-bodied waves, these small aspects are make a look really stand out. While I love my T3 Micro Whirl Trio Curling Wand, it doesn’t quite achieve the old-fashioned look I sometimes crave. I was thrilled to discover that the “old-fashioned” way of curling hair is actually still the best way to achieve the glam look I was going for!

Keep reading below to learn how to recreate the Old Hollywood look yourself using T3 Micro’s Hot Rollers.

How To: Old Hollywood Glam Waves

Section out your hair into eight sections. I did two on each side (using the four smaller rollers here), and then two on the back of my head (stacked vertically). With the remaining two, separate the hair on the crown of your head, and roll away from the part. Always be sure to wrap your hair on the roller away from your face. Pro tip: use the clips to section off your hair ahead of time before starting to roll. It makes things a lot less confusing once you get going!

I let the rollers sit for about twenty minutes while I finished getting ready, and then gently removed. Complete the look with a tousle or two and a small amount of hairspray to hold the style. Want even more volume? Try pinning your hair half up in a Bardot-style updo. Tease your crown, and secure around the back with bobby-pins.

Photos by Ryan Sides

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