6 Step by Step Pin Up Hairstyles

6 Step by Step Pin Up Hairstyles

Whether you’re a pin up hairstyles aficionado or you just want to experiment with pinned updos for an upcoming party, these instructions won’t fail to make you feel and look glam chic. The style became increasingly popular in the late 19th century, characterized by smooth baby bangs, coiled locks, and upswept rolls. The clean finishes are still quick to don and very glamorous. Pair them with a sharp cat eye and a bold lip if you want all eyes on you.

1. Victory rolls

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Nothing describes pin up hairstyles as well as victory rolls. They can be used in a myriad of ways to create different hairstyles for long hair.

For this look, you’ll want to start with clean hair and create a severe middle part. Separate your hair into three sections (back, left and right). Start smoothing one of the front sections. A hair wax will come in handy if you’re dealing with frizzy hair or flyaways. You’ll want to roll the ends upwards carefully so that the roll remains smooth all the way. A little teasing might be needed for fine haired gals. Secure the roll with three to four bobby pins, hiding them under the hair.

Create the roll on the other side checking to make sure the two are symmetrical. To keep everything in place, use a light hairspray. You’ll want to repeat the same steps for the third and last section of your hair. Backcombing the roots will give you more volume and hold. Use as many bobby pins as needed to secure the back rolls and polish off the look with a shine hairspray.

2. Sally Spector inspired updo

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Still looking for prom hairstyle ideas? It’s not difficult to recreate American hero Silk Specter’s coiffure once you get the hang of the Victory rolls.

The first step is to separate your bangs from the rest of your hair through a horizontal parting. Curly haired girls might want to straighten their hair beforehand. After lightly backcombing the interior of the fringe, start rolling the ends towards your roots. Secure it with bobby pins. You won’t have trouble hiding black bobby pins in dark hair, but blondes and redheads might want to choose transparent pins.

For the rest of the steps, follow the instructions for Victory rolls. Divide the hair into three parts and roll the ends towards your head. Smooth everything with your fingers and a touch of hair wax. This is one of the pin up hairstyles that suits all types of faces and works great for medium to thick hair.

3. Soft retro hair do

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Perfect for weddings, this elegant coiffure is the easiest alternative to complicated braids and buns. Short, thin hair will look sophisticated, plus the hairdo suits all face shapes.

Use a texturizing spray or mousse on your damp hair, wait five minutes and then blow dry your hair with a round brush. Focus on flipping the ends up and out to create those iconic 50s doll waves. Make a side parting and style the left side away from the head, adding a little twist. Keep everything in place with two crisscrossed bobby pins.

The right side and the fringe should also point outwards. Natural curls might make it difficult to achieve this style, so use a hair spray with a heavy hold. Twist the fringe and secure it with bobby pins, repeating the steps on the right side. Top everything off with hairspray and add a red flower to complete the pin-girl look.

4. Romantic half up do

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Once you get the hang of this simple hairstyle, you’ll be able to look like a 50s goddess in minutes. Suitable for medium and long length hair, this half up do will most likely replace the traditional ponytail you choose naturally every morning.

Start with a side parting and create three hair sections. Start rolling the ends upward towards the roots, teasing gently for support. It doesn’t have to look perfect, but you can smooth frizz with some hair wax. Incorporate the fringe on the other, bigger side, making sure both rolls look soft.

To make this look extra vintage, create loose, soft curls with the back section. A larger barrel iron will help you curl the hair and beautifully frame your face. The curled ends combined with the rolls make for a dreamy updo that will suit most women for special occasions.

5. Modern Grace Kelly

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It’s not the 1950s anymore, but this is one of the pin up hairstyles that can still turn heads. Effortlessly chic, you won’t need to go through dozens of tutorials to learn how to achieve this cute look.

Start with dry hair and create a soft side parting. Gather your fringe, smooth it down with a fine tooth comb, adding a little bit of styling cream if necessary. Roll up the ends so as to create a side swept Victory roll that frames the face.

Repeat the step all around the head, grabbing the hair, twisting upwards and pinning down using crisscrossed bobby pins. Spray a light hold shine hair spray over the entire up do. For an extra cute touch, try out different bandanas and choose the one that suits you. Wrap it around your head and create a bow with the ends. Pair the look with a perfectly flicked eyeliner and a red lip.

6. Rockability rolls

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The pictures of Gwen Stefani, Scarlet Johansson and Christina Aguilera sporting this hair do have made the rockability rolls popular worldwide.

The first step is sectioning off your fringe. You’ll want to take the time to backcomb smaller sections so that you can achieve that full rockability roll you see in all photos. Use a generous amount of hairspray at the roots of the fringe and tease small parts at a time. When you’re done teasing, gather the front section and carefully smooth it down, without flattening with.

Start rolling the ends inwards and create the desired look. You can go as big or as small as you want. Secure the roll in place with bobby pins and touch up with a heavy hold hairspray. The back section of your hair can be made into another roll, a ponytail or loose curls. This is one of the pin up hairstyles that can be accessorized with a bandana and worn with cute dresses.

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