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Inspired by the 1920s: Modern Finger Waves

Alison Alhamed | August 30, 2013 | 9:22 AM

Inspired by the 1920s: Modern Finger Waves Thanks to MODERN Facebook fan Najah Aziz, owner and stylist at Like the River The Salon in Atlanta, Georgia, for sharing this 1920s-inspired style she created.

To begin, hair is shampooed and conditioned. Then, part out the crown. The sides and back are finger waved on wet hair using a molding foam. Molding strips are placed around sides and back of head to secure. Next, the top is combed over straight adding molding foam. The client is placed under a dryer for 20 minutes. Madinah Oil (a grapeseed oil) is used to polish the client's hair before curling. Then, the top is curled tightly on base using a 1/2-inch flatiron. Mist with a light holding spray, finger tossle and get ready for compliments!

WE WANT TO SEE YOUR WORK! Want to be's next featured artist? Upload your work, and info on how you did it (color formulas, steps on styling or cutting method, etc) to Instagram and tag @modernsalon AND use hashtag #modernsalon. Or, upload to Facebook at Lastly, you can always email MODERN directly: Alison Shipley [email protected]


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