How to Do Finger Waves?
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By UHAIR | 04 January 2015 | 0 Comments

How to Do Finger Waves?

How to do finger waves? 
Finger waves are a classic and elegant hairstyle that has stood the test of time. Originating in the 1920s, this intricate and wavy look has evolved over the decades and continues to be a popular choice, especially for those with short hair. In this blog, we'll guide you through the steps of creating finger waves and explore some stunning finger wave hairstyles that you can rock on any occasion.

How to Do Finger Waves?
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What Are Finger Waves?

Finger waves are a hairstyling technique that involves creating "S" or "C" shaped waves that flow gracefully across the hair, often close to the scalp. This technique was initially achieved using fingers, hence the name, but it can also be done with the help of combs and styling products today.

What You'll Need:

Short hair
A fine-tooth comb
Hair clips or bobby pins
Setting lotion or hair gel
A hairdryer
A mirror
Step-by-Step Guide: How to Create Finger Waves
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Start with clean, dry hair.
Apply a setting lotion or gel to your hair to provide hold and structure.
Creating the Waves:

Part your hair as desired. A deep side part or center part works well for finger waves.
Take a small section of hair (about an inch wide) near your part.
Comb this section straight up and then create an "S" shape with your fingers or a comb. The wave should be flat against your scalp.
Use hair clips or bobby pins to secure the wave in place while it dries.
Continue this process, working your way around your head, creating waves one section at a time. Ensure that the waves are uniform in size and shape.
Allow the waves to air dry or use a hairdryer on a low, relaxed setting to speed up the drying process.
Finishing Touches:

Once the waves are completely dry, carefully remove the hair clips or bobby pins.
Gently comb through the waves with your fingers to soften and shape them.
Finish with a light-hold hairspray to set the style in place.
Stunning Finger Wave Hairstyles for Short Hair

Classic Side-Swept Waves: Sweep your finger waves to one side for a timeless and sophisticated look.

Vintage Glam: Embrace the vintage charm by pairing finger waves with bold red lipstick and cat-eye eyeliner.

Finger Wave Bob: Create finger waves on a short bob for a chic and modern twist on a classic style.

Undercut with Waves: Combine edginess with elegance by adding finger waves to an undercut hairstyle.

Accessorize: Elevate your finger waves with stylish accessories like hairpins, headbands, or decorative combs.


Finger waves are a timeless hairstyle that exudes elegance and charm, making them

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