This Mom of the Bride got here to see me yesterday on the studio as a result of she wished to do a observe run on her coiffure for her daughter’s upcoming wedding ceremony. Her hair is brief and has pure wave to it and the marriage is vintage-inspired. She loves finger waves, so it was a simple trial run.

It isn’t usually that I get a member of the bridal get together in for a observe run, so once I present up for a marriage, my life is filled with surprises. I’ll normally have the bride all found out from her observe, however the remainder of the get together will probably be fully new to me. With vintage-inspired weddings, when you don’t have a mass of methods and concepts already saved away in your mind, you’re in for a disturbing day. After years of doing this, I nonetheless get wired on weddings. Any alternative to arrange forward of time is welcome.

I don’t get a complete lot of alternatives to do precise finger waves. I do the up to date model on a regular basis with a curling iron, however it simply isn’t the identical. Basic finger waves with sculpting lotion, comb, and finger shaping are simply beautiful.

This was additionally a pleasant alternative to place Magnificence & Pin-ups Linger Sculpting Gel to the take a look at on true finger waves. Here’s a image of my easy set of instruments for this, minus my fingers.

All you want is your:

  • sculpting lotion/gel
  • carbon rat tail and styling combs (higher grabbing energy than plastic combs)
  • duckbill clips
  • cut-up enjoying playing cards in varied lengths and widths
  • I even have hair tape pictured right here for the spit curls I did.


The stunning Kathleen earlier than has naturally wavy hair. This what her hair seems to be like when she simply shoots it with a hairdryer, no product or manipulation.


My method right here was really easy. I simply listened to her hair. I let it inform me the place it wished wave. That’s why the waves don’t all join in a pressured, symmetric row of waves. They’re natural and tender. That is higher for her anyway. These actually wetted down wanting finger waves could be too harsh for her.

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I simply acquired her hair good and saturated with the Linger Sculpting Gel, no water wanted. Water takes too lengthy to dry and wasn’t needed on this case. The sculpting gel dries sooner by itself and her hair is already predisposed to wave.

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I had her sit underneath the hairdryer for 10 minutes. She didn’t want a lot time as a result of I didn’t use boatloads of product or any water. After she was achieved, I simply fastidiously eliminated the clips, playing cards, and hair tape very gently combed by the areas I felt regarded too crunchy.

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The opposite motive I’m so glad she got here in is that I do know that I get to do that coiffure once more! I had a lot enjoyable and was so pleased with the outcomes that I’m wanting ahead to the marriage day the place I can recreate it!