Thursday, September 19

Modern Pin-up Week: #4 - Easy Faux Bangs

Hey everyone! I really love #4 in the series, and I hope you do too! These weeks always go by so fast because its just ticking tutorials off one by one till the week's over, and now we're more than haveway done! This is such a fun way to wear your vintage scarves, and this is the fastest style yet this week!
And that's all there is to it, so have a great day! :) Seriously though there's really not much more that I can say about the style other than if you've been wanting to try something retro and pin-up-y but aren't very confident to take one on, this is the style you've been waiting for! You don't have to use a vintage head scarf either, you can for sure use a bandanna or something like it, and it'll work out just great!

Supplies needed:
- boar bristled teasing comb
- 1 1/2" curling iron
- bobby pins
- strong hold hairspray
- a hair-tie
- clip for holding top back
- headscarf or bandanna

Step #1: Section off your bang section by drawing a half moon (?) from eyebrow to eyebrow and tying it up for later. Brush your hair back into a smooth high ponytail. Pull your hair all the way through the hair-tie twice, then on the last time leave the last several inches of hair in the hair-tie, creating a big loop. Wrap the extra hair around the base of the loop and pin in place. Use half a dozen or so more bobby pins to pinch and secure different parts of the loop, creating a little bumby bun high up on the back of your head. Remember that it doesn't have to be perfect, because it will be mostly covered by your headscarf.
Step #2: Spray well with hair-spray, and move on to the bangs! Bring down the front and work the sides of the section to smooth the flyaway's, then smooth the top and the bottom with a round brush. Clamp the ends of your bang section into your iron and spread the hair the whole length of it. Roll it all the way up to your roots and rub the loos hairs down with the others. Release your hair from the iron by clamping and releasing over and over as you slide the iron out. Now look at your lovely faux bangs!  
Step #3: Use a couple bobby pins to secure the them by putting your fingers inside the roll and inserting the pins towards the back. Mold them a little if desired by pinching and tugging the the outsides outward and up slightly.  Next take your scarf and double it over from opposite corners. 
Step #4: Wrap it around the back of your head with the corners pointing upward. Tie a neat little bow at an angle and  tuck the back point down into the rest of the scarf. and you're all done! 
I know I always say it, but the best part of doing these hair tutorials is hearing your feedback and thoughts on what you think, what you used it for, how it turned out for you, and of course all the compliments you got when you wore it out! So free to share:) 

Thank so much for reading!
xo, Emily
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  1. You make these all look so easy! :) I love hair tutorial weeks.

  2. Ugh,you make me wish my hair would grow out faster so I could do this! So adorable!

  3. Wow you look like a movie star!!! Great tutorial as always Emily x

  4. Another great tutorial!

  5. I'm obsessed with vintage hairstyles so you can imagine how much I love this one! You look amazing and styled it perfectly!

  6. Wow you look so adorable. I'm going to pin it! You look incredible! Now all you need is some tight leader pants and a motorcycle. It reminds me of that movie Grease!

    Love Paola

  7. This is so nice. Going to share this for sure. -Hanna Lei

  8. Okay you are way too good at these! I seriously love this look on you! Wow! Gorgeous.

  9. This week of hair tutorials has been so much fun!

  10. you make it look so effortless! Great hair idea!

  11. This is too cute! You make it look so easy.

  12. I live this hair was my go to in the warmer months. I wore my scarf thinner at the back but i love how you did it.....i shall try your way next time xxx

  13. It's amazing!, i love vintage hairdos !!


  14. this hairstyle is lovely and looks so wearable! I love vintagey inspired styles that don't feel like costumes haha:) I've never commented but have been reading your blog for quite a while and love every single post. How you manage to be so glamourous and so down to earth and lovely and beautiful oh my goodness, i don't know how you do it! i'm only 15 but definitely aspire to be like you haha! thanks for blogging:D

    lily x

  15. Wow lady you look stunning! I found your site from a Pin on Pinterest, very good tutorial, need to grow hair longer! Such a pretty vintage vibe. Great make up too! Thanks so for sharing with us all. Blessings. LB

  16. Ahhh, you're so beautiful -- you remind me of Jackie Kennedy! Thanks so much for this tutorial! I just love the look!

  17. Fantastic!
    Did you know that you made a Buzzfeed list?

  18. I tried this hairdo and I loved it! The bun was super easy and is my new go to hairstyle. The bangs were a pain though.. I had to be suuuuupeer delicate when inserting the bobby pins. I have pictures if you want to see! The bun was too low on my head, but that's okay.

  19. I tried this and it was easy and looks great, Thanks!

  20. I know this is a silly question, but where do you get pretty head scarves like that?

    LOVE your tutorials!