So pincurls can be time consuming. You have to put them in, sleep on them, take them out in the morning...yes, they are the most authentic, longest lasting way to curl your hair for a vintage look, but sometimes, a girl's gotta get ready quick!
With this in mind, I present my first tutorial. It's in pictures, as I'm not clever enough to do the you tube thing yet. Photos are mostly taken with the timer, so pardon the extra "flashi-ness" of some of them. Just follow the steps, and you'll be on your way to cute vintage hair in under 20 minutes. (with practice!)
Have everything laid out before you start.
Use a 'round" brush.
Wear a cotton glove to protect your fingers when you slide the curls off the iron.
Practice makes perfect!
Oh, and this is what I wore tonight. Funny story actually - This dress was a swap with a great old lady who runs a vintage museum in the middle of nowhere. I discovered the museum on a road trip and noticed she had a bolt of fabric that perfectly matched a 40's dress I had been given by another old lady who was given it by an old man who died. Whew!
Turns out that old man owned a factory that made the dresses in the 40's, had closed it down before the war, and kept only the samples of each dress. When I mentioned this, the old lady's eyes glazed over. She told me she had been trying to track those samples down, as she had only the bolts of fabric from the factory. I had 3 of the dresses, in different colours, so I suggested a swap. She agreed, and now we're both happy!