When you think of the 1920s, we bet jazz music, dazzling short dresses and retro waves flash before your eyes. The classic finger wave hairdo popularised by the iconic Greta Garbo in the jazz decade has made a comeback and is making us reach for some hair gel and clamps! Finger wave refers to the method of setting hair into stiff waves that was popular in the 1920s and 30s. If you’ve been eyeing the trend on runways and want to give it a try, why wait? Read on to know how you can pull off the famed vintage waves here...

You need:

  1. Hair gel
  2. Duckbill clips or long bobby pins
  3. Clamp clips
  4. Hair spray
  5. Fine toothed Hair brush
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Step 1:

Start with clean damp hair. Apply a generous amount of any strong hair gel on the top front-section of your hair. The gel will help create the curls and give the almost-wet look.

Step 2

Comb your hair and create a side parting. Place you forefinger 3 inches away, parallel to the parting. Press this section by placing a duckbill clip or bobby pin.

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Step 3

Hold the clip firmly in place with your finger. Next, push the hair next to it backwards in the opposite direction of hair using a comb.  

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Step 4

Clutch the pushed hair section with a metal clamp. This lifted hair will make the finger wave.

Step 5

Repeat the clutch and clamp method until you reach the top of ear. You can do the same on the other side of hair or keep it one side only, it is up to you. 

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Step 6

Style the rest of your hair in soft curls for a faux bob while the front section of hair is drying. Once the hair under the clamp clip is dry, take out the clips and spritz Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray for some lustre and to make sure the style holds.

And you’re ready to throw that 20s’ diva flair!