Ginger Rogers

It’s such a lovely hairstyle. I don’t know if it’s her real hair or an extension piece. Anyone who has any experience in hair styling, please help. Here’s the link: I was happy to learn… Hi Muriel, Awww Ginger Rogers, love her. She’s just so elegant and glamorous. – Most likely this will have been her real hair. It’s just cleverly pinned and doubled over so it looks very full. She will have curled her hair first (probably hot rollers would be best) as this helps to add texture to the hair and you will recognize that there is a nice wave near the crown of her hair. – Once you have curled your hair, either comb it through with a wide tooth comb or soft brush and run your fingers through it to turn the curls into soft waves. – Part your hair in the centre, take two sections from near the parting and push the hair slightly forward to create any volume. Secure this in place with either any hair grips or two decorate, hair comb slides which would have been very fashionable in Rogers era – You then want to start styling near the nape of you neck as you want to keep the hair low – Take a small section of hair from either side, twist these sections with your fingers (so that it creates a smooth and neat appearance either side) and pin these into place using kirby grips underneath the rest of your hair – Starting with the top layer of hair near the nape of your neck, you will want to split this into at least 3 sections (more if your hair is quite thick). Take the first section of hair and wrap this around your finger, rolling your hair up towards the nape of your neck. Slide your finger out of the curl and start to pin into place either side of the curl you have created. Spray this in place with any firm holding hairspray – Repeat the above step until all sections of hair have been curled and pinned into place – Do the same for the rest of the hair. You should start to find that you will have to pin curls on top of curls to create the look in the image your provided. – If you wanted to create a tighter, modern version of this look then you could just twist your hair with fingers instead of trying to create loose curls with them and then pin these into place – You may need any normal pins as well as kirby grips to help secure your hair in place You can also try and use curling tongs instead of your fingers if you find this easier but sometimes it’s awkward if they have that bit to clip the hair into. I hope this helps a bit, I have provided any links below that may also help you. It’s a great hairstyle but it may take a little practice to perfect. Great taste. . Good luck. X

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