Trying out a ‘quick pin up’ hair style!

I am ever searching for a quick, easy pin up hairstyle that doesn’t take an hour to set, cool and brush! I just don’t have the time or necessarily the energy on my very few days off. A little while ago, I found a tutorial by Pin Up Ashley Marie on good ol’ YouTube and so I thought I would finally give it a go!

This look is almost like a poodle, with a barrel roll, except you can cover any imperfections with a hair scarf (perfect!)
Firstly, I started working on the barrel roll; I parted the front section of my hair in a ‘U’ shape and curled it with my 3/4 inch curling iron. I then gave it a tease (although I didn’t have my comb to hand, it wasn’t as good a tease as I wanted) and smoothed the top layer with my new smoothing brush (£2.99 from Superdrug!) and ran Suavecita pomade through the section. I wrapped the hair around my fingers and created the roll, then pinned with bobby pins.

Then it was time to curl the rest on my hair – the issue I have is I have a lot of long, thick hair and pin curling takes forever! So I was glad the tutorial didn’t call to pin the curls and I’d say it took me 20 minutes to curl it all. I thought if I did small sections I would have more curls to show once I pinned them on top of my head.
Once I had curled all of my hair, it was time to pin! I needed a lot of bobby pins!
I will be honest, it was a bit scary when I started pinning because it definitely did not look like Ashley Marie’s tutorial, but I put this down to having much longer hair than her. It just took a little bit more arranging and creating more uniform curls in the front to make it look half decent.

It wasn’t perfect, but I was hoping the scarf would pull everything together, and it did! I wore my ‘Doll Me Up’ nylon hair scarf in ‘burgundy’, to go with my outfit.  I was wearing my Collectif bardot boat-neck jumper, as well as my Collectif Monroe jeans – my favourite! I have recently re-purchased them as I had gone up a size and they are so comfy and flattering.  I really felt like a 1950s housewife, or something a bit more rockabilly maybe? Whatever look it was, I loved it!



What do you think? I would love to see any variations or re-creations from you guys!

What’s your favourite quick hairstyle to do?

Published by anchors&swallows

I am a twenty-something vintage lover who is trying to find the time out of work to dress up and feel more glamorous!

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