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How To – Easy 1940s Hairstyle

I love vintage hairstyles and setting my hair but sadly, when you work 40 hours a week and have to get up at 6.30 a.m, have to get ready, make coffee, take care of your cats and do some little chores before you leave for work at 7.50 a.m. it’s not easy to get a full brushout done. I am always very glad that I am able to get make-up and eyeliner on when I go to work.

Hair has to be easy for me when going to work but since I don’t have time to curl it and I don’t like it when my bangs are in my face I had to do something with it. I had been clipping my bangs in sideways pompadours with pins forever but when miss Victory Violet released her 1940s hairstyle with haircombs I was just smitten.

I had to adjust some parts of the style since some things just don’t look good with my face so here is my take on the easy 1940s haircomb hairstyle.

Here’s what you need:

2 haircombs

A fine tooth comb

A postiche brush

Working hairspray and finishing hairspray – I love Elnett and have in two different types of hold so I can use the lighter hold as a working hairspray


Start by parting your hair in a side part. Make sure that the part is nice and straight. Then part from just above, slightly behind the ear up to your side part. I like to do this side on both sides immediately so I can clip my other hair out of the way.

Now start teasing your hair in layers, you’ll need to tease the hair at an angle like you would do for a victory roll but don’t tease it as much. You don’t need the big, volume you need for a victory roll, you just need moderate teasing to help the combs grip into the hair.

Spray the teased section and smooth out the front with you postiche brush so your tiny birds nest is hidden behind a smooth layer. Be careful not to comb out the teasing.

Now pull the section to the back in at an angle as shown in and twist once. Slide in the comb where you twisted your hair and try to follow to curve of your head when you slide in the comb.

For to the other side of your parting do the exact same thing. You might need to tease a little bit more hair on this side of pack the teasing a bit more because you have less hair on this side, so you’ll have less hair to give volume to.

And voila, you’re done! Sometimes I add a little bit of extra security to the combs by sliding a bobby pin on each side of the comb underneath the hair. Great for extra windy days. You can clip in a gorgeous flower or other accessory in your hair but it doesn’t really need it.

A quick and easy style that gives a vintage vibe without heat or curlers and once you’ve practiced it you’ll spend about 5 minutes on your hair in the morning.


What is your go-to hairstyle?


xo Miss Kitty Heart xo





2 thoughts on “How To – Easy 1940s Hairstyle

  1. I do a look very similar! My hair is lo g and can go a bit wavy, I really need to get some hair combs, they look so much better than Bobby pins! I think they’d hold my hair better too! I love that style on you xx

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