I’ve been promising a brand new hair styling/wet set tutorial for some time, so here it is! A few of you will have been following me long enough to have caught my original post and videos (head here for the original wet set tutorial and here for the original brush out tutorial), but I wanted to film it with more controlled light and, more importantly, I wanted to show you all how much faster and easier, and more controlled, the process is when one has the proper vintage haircut.
Since the middy haircut is a crucial part of getting the proper 1950s look, I’ll save the truly in-depth discussion it warrants for another post. For now, I will simply say that I have the “Baby Middy,” and while the basic principles I use are applicable to all hair lengths and cuts, the process I’m going to demonstrate in the below youtube tutorial is very specific to that haircut. If you’d like an in-depth discussion of basic pincurling and wet setting, and are working with longer hair, or less of a “u” shape framing your head, I would suggest watching the “How I Wet Set My Hair” video previously filmed. The most important differences in the process are direction and size of the pin curls. But, if you have committed to the Baby Middy or something similar and are wondering how to achieve the hair do shown in my Instagram video here…
…then look no further!
Before you get started, you’ll need three or four basic things:
- Hair pins
- Setting lotion (I personally use Garnier Fructis Spray Gel as I find it holds best on this length of hair)
- Spray bottle full of water
- Comb (optional)
…and now, you’re ready to go!
If you have any questions about wet setting, feel free to ask away, and stay tuned for part 2, how to brush out your wet set!
Miss Lark Bahar