Inspired by the 1920s: Modern Finger Waves

By Alison Alhamed | 08/30/2013 10:38:00 AM


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!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Alhamed

Alison Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

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