It was my cousin’s bachelorette this past weekend, as she’s getting married in April (in Mexico! I can’t wait!!!), and it was so much fun. A bunch of us girls went to Vancouver Island for a little getaway weekend and basically spent the entire two days eating, laughing, and drinking wine… three of my most favorite things! On Saturday night, we all dressed up in our best 1920’s/Great Gatsby-inspired outfits and went all out with makeup and hair, and went out to a couple different places in downtown Victoria. It was SO much fun to get all dolled up and everyone looked seriously amazing!
The 1920’s tends to be a fairly common party theme, so I thought I’d share an incredibly easy hairstyle that will have you looking classy and gorgeous in no time! All you need to achieve this look is a heat protectant, a curling iron and a pretty headband.
Here is a quick step-by-step of this easy 1920’s/Great Gatsby hair tutorial:
- Start with freshly washed hair so that you have plenty of natural volume. It doesn’t matter too much what shampoo you use, but don’t skimp out on the conditioner, because you want your hair to look and feel super soft and shiny. I use a good amount of the TRESemmé Luxurious Moisture conditioner on the bottom half/ends of my hair and it keeps it looking super healthy even though I do have some damage from bleaching (another plus- it smells amazing).
- Once you have applied a heat protectant all over your hair (don’t ever skip this! It’s an easy step that helps prevent a lot of damage from happening. I recommend the TRESemmé Thermal Creations heat protectant as it’s a light spray and doesn’t weigh down your hair), start by loosely curling your hair. I use a 1-inch curling wand. Curling your hair is not absolutely necessary for this, especially if you have a natural wave to your hair in the first place, but my hair is very straight so it helps add a little texture for me.
- Place your headband over top of your hair. Don’t pull your hair through it, as you want it to sit on top of everything.
- Starting on either side of your head, tuck the front section of your hair into the headband around your ear area. If you have a fancy bit on your headband like the jewelled part on mine, make sure to tuck your hair just past that so you don’t cover it.
- Continue tucking your hair into the headband, piece by piece. I do roughly 1-inch sections at a time. Eventually, you’ll get to a point near the base of your neck where you’re like, “how can I possibly fit this long piece of hair in here?” but don’t worry. Just keep stuffing it in, I promise it’ll tuck away in there somehow!
- Once everything is all tucked in, gently pull at the hair on the crown of your hair to loosen it and add a bit of volume.
- Last, but definitely one of the most important steps, hairspray ALL over. The TRESemmé Tres Two extra hold hairspray is perfect for this. It doesn’t leave a crunchy feeling and lets your hair keep it’s natural bounce, but also makes sure you don’t have any flyaways or sections of hair falling out. This stuff holds my curls for like two days!
- You’re done! Admire your gorgeous self in the mirror for a little bit. ;)
And here’s a little sneak peek of what I looked like at the bachelorette this weekend! I took forever to do my makeup so I didn’t go through with the initial hairstyle I had planned (the tutorial above), but I ended up loving how everything looked together. So fun!
Have you ever been to a 1920s/Great Gatsby themed party?