HOTD: quickie vintage hairstyle for thick and curly hair

Maybe not just for thick and curly hair, but it is what makes this look very very simply and quick for myself.

And we have…the ‘pomp’


When my hair is down it looks like this:

Pretty fluffy and curly and full.  For an ultra quick vintage style fix, and to achieve the above look, I do the following:

  1. Take a V shaped section of hair from the front of your hair, going back to a point at your middle parting.  It will be more or less what would be a fringe area.  I don’t know what this looks like with a fringe (bangs) as I don’t have one.
  2. Finger comb backwards till the parting is no more, and gather into a rough mini-ponytail.  If you don’t have curly hair like mine that cannot be brushed (unless you want to look like the bride of Frankenstein), feel free to comb or brush.
  3. If you have straight, thin or flat hair that needs extra body, gently backcomb the roots and spray for volume.  Use a smoothing brush on the topside.
  4. Twist the bundle of hair, and push forward on your head so it creates a bump, or ‘pomp’.
  5. Secure with bobby pins, or your choice of clip.
  6. Spray lightly for hold, and you’re done.

And there you have it, a quick vintage hairstyle with little or no effort.  This is one of the few styles where it actually helps to have a curly mop.  This style has plenty of height, which is especially helpful if, like myself you have a round face.

Hope I haven’t confused the life out of you.  This is one of my favourite go to styles for all the reasons listed above.  Plus, when you’re in a wheelchair, it helps to have the extra height 😉

Thanks for reading

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