I've been really interested in deco fashion of late and I thought it would be fun to try a finger wave. I've been also fascinated with the movies of the 20's and 30's. Gloria Swanson is my new movie screen fascination. Boy, did she exude glamour. Remarkable, beautiful woman. More on this icon in a future post.
This will be my very first attempt at finger waves and I'm not expecting grandeur. If I get a small little flitter of a wave, I'll be happy.
I went to Sally's Beauty Supply over the weekend and picked up some wave clips and gel. I think the wave clips will make all the difference. I also watched a few tutorials on YouTube but boy can they get complicated..sweep your hair this way, sweep your hair that way while holding fingers in place...holy moley! I think this is the easiest and best tutorial.
It was also funny while I was in Sally's there was a beautician (another customer) in there who knew how to do finger waves so if I'm a total failure I'm going to her salon for her to show me. The sales lady who worked the Sally's counter was actually quite rude and unknowledgeable. I told her I was looking for a liquid styling gel to do finger waves and I didn't remember the name of what I wanted and she was telling me should couldn't really help me then and she said all she had was a Queen Helene Styling Gel and she walked away from me without showing me where it was. Very rude. I did find the gel and I am trying this along with a Garnier Fructis Gel that I learned about from Haute Rocakabilly Fashionista. She also has a fabulous tutorial on her blog here. HRN, please come to my house and do my hair! I don't think I put in enough gel but we shall find out soon enough:)
Anyways, I digress... here is my latest creation of wave clips and alligator clips (as they call them)...stay tuned to see if anything of interest occurs lol.