Different Pin Up Hairstyles


Pin up hairstyles symbolize the timeless glamor of the 1930s to the 1950s. Those retro hairstyles were all about seductive and feminine curls.

Pin Curls

  • These simple styles of the 1940s were the most "stylish" pin up hairstyles, according to Hot1940sHairstyles.com. Get the look: Divide washed and air-dried hair into small sections, set each section in "pincurls" using bobby pins, and leave overnight. Finger comb your hair in the morning.


  • Inspired by Betty Paige and the era of rock and roll, the rockabilly style is sporty and stylish. Get the look: Use hot rollers on damp hair, then backcomb the "inside of the front curls to create volume and pouf," recommends Hot1940sHairstyles.com.

Finger Waves

  • The finger waves made popular during the flapper period are still a favorite of celebrities and brides. Finger waves soften feminine facial contours and add an undeniable sophisticated touch.


  • Accentuate your pin up hairstyle with accessories. Nothing about those hairstyles was demure; use oversize barrettes, floral clips, headbands, and wraps.


  • Pin up hairstyles are labor-intensive. Expect perfection with practice. Tools and styling products are mandatory. Personalize and customize the styles for a unique look.

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