– Create one of the hottest 1940s Hairstyles–
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1940s hairstyles have a new slant this season … a definite sideways angle for the hair on top of the head, and a sidesweep to the back! Here the new trend is carried out with hair no longer that five inches on top and sides, shorter than at the nape! In back, the short locks are swirled to the right with the ends overlapping the swept-back hair from the right side. Nape fringe is fluffed.
The left side swings back in a smart flat wave. The toplock accents the new side-slant with a sweep of waves away from the side-part, angled into a high, tip-tilted froth. This new off-to-the-side look will give you some new style talk among your friends. Lots of them will want to know how this new silhouette can be achieved with comfortable hair such as this!
Most practical hair lengths are about five inches for the top and sides, about five for the upper back of the crown and about three inches for the nape ends. At each temple, make a slanting side part about three inches long. Connect these with a curving cross-crown part. All top lock curls are clockwise except three counterclockwise curls bordering the left side part, and three on the right side of the front hairline. Arrange the curls in slanting rows as sketched above.
Follow this pattern on both sides of the head. Continue the side part to a point about one inch behind the ear. Wind all the curls, with the exception of those in the last row that overlap the part, in an upward direction stemming away from the face. In forming the last row, place a wave in the hair, as sketched, before turning the ends in a clockwise direction.
Swing the upper back hair toward the right in a high wave. Wind the curls as sketched.
COMBING OUT – The side part on the left is retained in the finished style! To give the hair extra fluffiness, first comb the toplock toward the part and then away from the part in its final direction. Press in the waves in the toplock and fluff the ends high. Comb the sides, first toward the face, and then back and upward into their final position. On the right side, pile the ends of the wave high on top behind the toplock waves. On the left, the ends overlap the back. Swirl the back hair toward the right, stretching the ends in a wave overlapping the right side hair!
Nape ends are combed as illustrated in the sketches. Comb each curl upward over the left hand, and press in the wave with a comb. Then, slide the hand out and press the wave flat by using the fingers and a comb. Voila – one of the hottest 1940s hairstyles!
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