Vintage Hairstyle: Bombshell Curls
a hairstyle that’ll do the trick. This ‘do is reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate bombshell.“Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature” –Marilyn Monroe
The steps are pretty simple and it only takes about an hour to complete (or less if you are more skilled with a curling iron than I am!) Sorry about the instruction pictures –I had it in my head that if I closed my eyes in the pictures you wouldn’t be able to notice that I wasn’t wearing makeup… solid logic, right?!
For this look you’ll need:
- 1 inch curling iron
- rat tail comb
- paddle brush
- smoothing comb
- bobby pins
- a ton of duckbill clips
- heat protecting spray (gotta keep your hair safe and healthy!)
Step 1: Part your hair on the side of your head, and pull your bangs out. Apply your heat protecting spray to your bangs. Curl your bangs so that they go away from your part. (My bangs were refusing to work together today, so I curled them in two section.) Pin the curls in place with the duckbill clips.
Step 2: Curl the rest of your hair so that it faces away from your part, you want to curl under. (Be sure to use your heat protecting spray!) Pin each curl in place. The top portion of your hair should have larger sections of curls, while the bottom should have smaller sections. This will help to give you a fuller look without making it crazy big.
Step 3: Let your hair cool down and allow the curls time to set. Your hair should feel room temperature to the touch (this usually takes me about 10-15 minutes). While you’re waiting, check out what’s new on your favorite blog.
Step 4: Spritz your curls with hairspray and then gently remove all of the duckbill clips. Gently comb through the curls with your fingers to relax them.
Step 5: Using a rat tail comb, brush your bangs up and tease the backside to create some volume, then give it a shot of hairspray. Using a smoothing comb, smooth out the hair and position the curl so that it falls in the same direction you originally curled it (away from your part) and shape them to your liking. I prefer my bangs to make an S shape. The ends of your bangs may stick out in a way that you don’t want to happen — easy fix! Grab your trusty bobby pin and pin the end of your bang under your other curls.
Step 6: With your rat tail comb, softly brush out the rest of your curls. Be sure to break up any separated sections from when you pinned your hair earlier (don’t forget to check the back!). With a paddle brush, brush out some of the curl from the under side of your hair and position your curls as desired. This should give your hair a nice flowy sensation.
Step 7: Finally, you can pin back a portion of your hair (from the opposite side that your bangs are one). Take the front section of hair starting just above your ear and pin it back (a couple of inches above your ear usually looks right). Smooth the hair back so there aren’t any bumps, and pin it. Crossing your bobby pins in an X format will help to keep them in place. Use your paddle brush again and re-situate any hairs that aren’t to your liking. And of course, spray that bad boy down.
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There you have it; a Marilyn Monroe inspired ‘bombshell’ hairstyle. So what do you think? Would you wear it?