The finger waves seem to have mastered time travel. They emerged in the stylish 20’s to diversify the texture of strict bob hairstyles. Then, the beauty icons of the 90’s made it a thing. And now, we still can enjoy the charming, defined S-shape waves that lie flat against your head, and even though they have changed through the time, it didn’t affect their popularity! Today we want to show you how to get such unique waves yourself: three easy tutorials are waiting for you. Some inspiration won’t hurt, so we’ve also prepared the latest wavy ideas for all tastes: from vintage to modern variations. Let’s wave it, ladies!
What You Will Need To Create Finger Waves
Finger Waves Styles For Retro Or Modern LookWhile the retro variations of finger waves involve styling all over the head, the modern mods prefer to wave their hair only along the hairline. To please all tastes, we’ve prepared both classic and contemporary variations. Choose one that is up to you!
Super Short Waves
Natural Hair Finger Wave Pixie
Red Finger Waves For Short Hair
Short Bob With Finger Waves
Once you set your mood for a totally modern style, you’ll see your imagination flying. “Modern” means no restrictions, so you are the one to decide the look of your waves. How about some messiness? Finger waves and curls mixed together look simply ravishing on a short bob.
Inspiring Finger Waves For Bob Cuts
Finger Waves For Medium Hair
Big Voluminous Waves
Can’t help yourself when you see extra voluminous chevelures? Just yield to their beauty and recreate one of the ideas! These big finger waves, created with a wide straightener, and coated with strong hairspray individually is probably the best fresh take at the sleek wavy body.
Long Luscious Retro Waves
Long Zig-Zag Waves
Accessorized Hollywood Waves
Glam High Upstyle With Accessories
Low Bun With Side Finger Wave
Voluminous Side Roller Setting
How To Do Finger WavesAs we’ve mentioned before, the classic way on how to do finger waves lies in the three essentials: finger waving technique, the gel applied, and a fine-toothed comb. The point is to press the gelled hair, forming S-shaped sleek and shiny waves. Nowadays, the styling variety has widened, so you can create such waves with a straightener or curling iron as well, thus giving a fresh take at the 20’s finger waves hairstyle.
Finger Waves Tutorial For Short Hair
- Begin by applying styling gel on your wet hair.
- Part your hair on the side you like the most.
- Comb half of your hair forward at the part.
- Now, comb your hair towards the back of your head, take a long clip and slide it into the combed wave to hold it in place.
- Re-adjust your fingers and bring the hair towards the front, clipping the intend.
- Go on combing your hair in a zigzag manner, securing it with your fingers until a clip is inserted.
- Repeat all the steps until the front is ready and wave the hair on the back of your head as you please to finish the look.
Finger Waves Tutorial For Medium Hair
- Clip off the top layer of hair, leaving just a couple of pieces of hair to start with.
- Split a piece into two smaller sections and wrap each one around curling iron. Make sure to use half-barrel one, and remember to curl your hair towards the back.
- The next step is to be patient: start picking small pieces of hair from the clipped top and curl them in exactly the same way, one by one.
- Once you reach the very top, split it into three sections and curl them all, moving them in the way you part your hair.
- When all of your hair is waved, brush all the curls thoroughly.
- Spritz your hair with setting spray.
- To create finger waves, clip your hair horizontally and press your hair to add the needed movement.
- Blow dry your hair and take off the clips!
Finger Waves Tutorial For Long Hair
- First of all, you should create a tube-shaped carcass for your waves. To do that, cut a gift wrapper in half, fold it, and secure it with a tape. Do as many “fake curlers” as your hair requires.
- To create waves, dampen your hair around the gift wrapper, folding its ends once your hair reaches the bottom.
- Fold the wave too, and secure it with a clamp.
- Repeat the same steps with the rest of your hair and give it some time.
- When your hair is dry, uncurl the wrappers, and run your fingers through your waves.