How to Do Hollywood Glam Hair

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How to Do Hollywood Glam Hair
Old Hollywood star Rita Hayworth (Betty Kerner:

A glam hairstyle inspired by Old Hollywood typically consists of big, glossy curls. This was the signature look of female movie stars, such as Rita Hayworth, during the 1940s. Hollywood gram hair is still popular among modern women, who can create the style on their own. You may be surprised to learn that this hairstyle is a versatile one. Wear it with a gown to a formal event or with a leather jacket and skinny jeans for a more casual vintage look.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Heated roller set
  • Comb
  • Hairspray and setting lotion
  • Roller pins
  • Hair clips
  • Hairbrush
  • Curling iron
  • Shine-enhancing spray

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  1. 1

    Plug the roller set into a power source.

  2. 2

    Use a comb to create a side part in your hair. Apply a light coat of hairspray or setting lotion to dry hair as you wait for the rollers to heat up.

  3. 3

    Separate your hair into a bottom and top layer.

  4. 4

    Wrap a section measuring approximately one inch in width around each roller. Use medium or large size rollers only, as small ones will create tight curls not suitable for the Old Hollywood style.

  5. 5

    Begin by setting the top layer and save the largest rollers for the bottom layer of your hair. Begin rolling the heavier side of your hair. Roll each section inward as opposed to outwards. Secure each roller in place against your scalp with a roller pin. When rolling your fringe, position the roller horizontally so that it is parallel to the top of your forehead. If you do not have fringe, use the front-most section on the heavy side of your hair.

  6. 6

    Give the style approximately 30 minutes to set once you have rolled all of the sections.

  7. 7

    Unroll each section. Make sure to unwind the rollers outwards as opposed to downwards, which will undo the curl. Use a hair clip to loosely tuck the fringe or front-most section behind your ear so that it forms a wave.

  8. 8

    Use a hair clip to fasten each curl to the top of your head if you have long hair. Leave the curls pinned up for approximately 10 minutes before putting them down.

  9. 9

    Brush through the hair gently to loosen the sections--except the fringe or front-most section. Cover this section with your hand in order to prevent it from coming undone.

  10. 10

    Use a curling iron to curl the end of each section, regardless of the length of your hair, inward towards your head. After all of the ends are curled, remove the pin holding back the fringe or front-most section.

  11. 11

    Mist your hair with hairspray again. Finish by applying a shine-enhancing spray throughout the hair.

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