Figured i'd turn this post into a bit of a hair tutorial. One of my favorite movies is Babes on Broadway (1940) with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Judy Garland's hair has always been such an inspiration for me, and if you know your pin curling, the styles really aren't that hard to figure out. When i first got into vintage, i hardly ever did pin curls because they were just too hard for me at the time. Now that i have more experience with them, i do them almost every time i set my hair, which is all the time.
Here is just a side note, if you aren't really into pin curls, try them, but dont give up. There is a special trick to them that can never be explained. Each one of us does them just a little bit differently due to our hair thickness or type, and how well it holds curl... like i said, i cant really be explained. A flick of the wrist here, a twisting of the entire arm there, it really is an art, but it seems to be so much more authentic than rollers when doing specific looks.
IF YOU DONT HAVE BANGS: go ahead and try this. I saw a movie once where a lady didn't have a fringe, but pinned her hair right behind the wave, letting the rest fall to the side so that it was nice and fluffy around her face. It is possible, i just haven't tried it because i have bangs.
You can also do this with a Bettie bangs length!
The following set is a section off the top of about 11/2 to 2 inches thick and 4 to 5 inches across the forehead.
please remember that whichever side you part your hair on, the pin curls need to be stemming AWAY from the part. The back is probably just forward pin curls with a reverse row in the middle. Whatever you like is fine.
|Deanna Durbin with a killer pin curl set and fringe wave|
So that you can get many views of the style, a little inspiration and a snapshot of the movie,
here is a video from youtube of someones favorite moments from Babes on Broadway.