Pinup style is classic and timeless. It also seems to be having a renaissance the last couple of years. Get great pinup hair with this fabulous tutorial. The best part is, it’s so simple and easy to do. Although, I will confess – you might need a friend to help you, if you’re not great at braiding your own hair.
This is super cute for Labor Day, too. Plus, it has three styling options that can really change the look up.
All you need to get this look is flexible hold hairspray, a curling iron, and a cute bandana. This is a great look for heading out to a BBQ, a car show, or transitioning into fall!
Prep the Hair
Start with a little Flexible Hold Hairspray on dry hair. This will give your hair a workable hold while also protecting it against heat. This style is great for second-day hair, too.
Loosely curl your hair with a large barrel curling iron. This will give the hair some extra volume and texture. Using your fingers or a wide tooth comb, rake through the curls and shake them out. This breaks your curls up and make them more piecy.
For even more volume, tease the hair on the crown with a rat tail comb. This gives a nice lift, too, and totally helps the pinup look.
Starting with two small pieces of hair on the crown, begin to create a fishtail braid. Remember to keep the pieces small, and gather one piece from each side of the head crossing them over one another and making your way down to the nape of the neck. Hold in place with rubber band.
Pull Out Some Pieces
Use the end of a rat tail comb, pull some small, face-framing pieces out of the braid.
You can accessorize this braided low pony with a great red bandana (or bandana of your choice) in two different ways.
- Option 1 – Tie it on the bottom of the fishtail, above the pony.
- Option 2 – Tie it into a headband
- Option 3 – Forget the bandana and just leave your hair as is.
Isn’t this cute? It looks totally grown up and sophisticated, but would be cute for kids, too.
laurie damrose says
Thank you for the tutorial.
Jessica Cashen says
What a beautiful hair style
Michelle C says
I’m always looking for new ways to style my daughter’s hair… Thanks for a great tutorial.
thank you for the tutorial
Lynne B says
This is so pretty. My hair is thinned out so much, I’m afraid, that I can’t do this type of style anymore.