Pinup Hair Style from Tiki Oasis 2014

Pinup Hair, after
I don’t know that much about pinup hair styles, but I do know that they were all the rage at Tiki Oasis this year. There were some fantastic stylists – and fantastic product sponsors – giving ladies some incredible vintage hairdos. I wasn’t planning to get my hair all done up, but I lucked into an open time slot at the beauty bungalow and ended up getting a fantastic 1940’s-inspired style. I even picked up a pineapple hairpin to match my vintage pineapple-print dress.

Pinup Hair, before


My hair was done by Shannon, the owner of Swanky Dames Hair Studio in Ventura, California.  It took about 40 minutes, start to finish, and lasted for over a day. I can safely say that it would have lasted longer if I needed it to (and I was tempted).

Pinup Hair, all sides

The curls were held in place with Suavacita by Suavacito Pomade, one of the brand sponsors for the event. Pomade is definitely a must when working with vintage hairstyles, since they can be complicated and you need every hair to stay exactly where it is supposed to be. I had never used pomade in my hair and actually always thought of it as a men’s product, but the brand makes both girl and guy versions for different applications and hair types. The girly version smells really fresh and offers a lighter hold, which is better for finer hair. But the men’s and women’s pomades are water-based and wash out easily with shampoo and don’t leave any residue on your hair.

Suavacita Pommade

Hands-down, this is one of the best hairstyles I’ve ever had. I won’t be able to replicate it at home – even with the help of the pomade – but I definitely will be playing around with a toned-down version that is easier for an inexperienced, non-professional to put in. And I’ll definitely be rocking another vintage style at the next big tiki event.

Pinup Hair, from the back


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