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If you are looking for a classic glamour style for your short to medium length (above the shoulder) hair, try the Oscar look worn by Charlize Theron when she won her Best Actress award for her role in Monster. You'll be simply gorgeous in this 1940s inspired style.
This style is best started early in the morning. First, wash or wet hair all over. Next, run a setting lotion through all of the hair. Then, using a comb, part hair fairly far over on one side. Next, create "finger waves" by holding the hair to the head with your fingers and using a comb to push the hair front and back in a wave pattern all over. Then, using the ends of the hair, create small, flat pin-curls against your head and bobby pin them in place at the base of your skull. Next, either put a scarf over your hair and let it air dry in place naturally over the course of the day, or sit under a traditional bonnet dryer until hair is fully dried. When the hair is dry (and cool if you sat under a dryer), unpin the pin-curls and gently run a wide tooth comb through the hair to break up any traces of styling lotion that remain. Finish up with a shine enhancing hair spray to hold everything in place and you are red carpet ready!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|