Finger Wave hairstyles

The flapper’s most famous hairstyle has been copied, tweaked and modernized over the years. The finger wave has long departed from being exclusive to the bob and has dented various lengths including the super long ones. The style is definitely coming back bigger than ever! Jump in on the finger wave movement by trying one of the glam versions below!

Julianne Hough’s Medium Length Blonde Hair

Julianne Hough's Medium Length Blonde Hair with Side Part

Julianne Hough’s enviable thick blonde hair with a collarbone-grazing medium leng..

Julianne Hough’s enviable thick blonde hair with a collarbone-grazing medium length cut. Hough’s side swept part and loosely curled texture ensures her luscious locks scream healthy and shiny!

Image courtesy: Cosmopolitan.com

Alexa Chung’s Easy Beachy Waves

Alexa Chung's Blunt Brunette Bob with Easy Beachy Waves

Alexa Chung nails these easy beachy waves in her tidy bobbed hair. And guess wh..

Alexa Chung nails these easy beachy waves in her tidy bobbed hair. And guess what? Achieving this look is easier than you think! All you need is a fresh cut, the right leave-in product and leave your hair to dry naturally – no hairdryer needed!

Image courtesy: Chris Weeks at Momtastic.com

Kate Upton’s Glamorous Hollywood Waves

Kate Upton's Long Blonde Hair as Glamorous Hollywood Waves

Kate Upton oozes timeless sex appeal with her long blonde hair perfectly styled a..

Kate Upton oozes timeless sex appeal with her long blonde hair perfectly styled as feminine Hollywood waves.

Image courtesy: Maneaddicts.com

Gemma Ward’s Long Wavy Blonde Hair

Gemma Ward's Long Wavy Blonde Hair with Attitude

With her long wavy blonde hair Gemma gets this fuss-free balance of done and und..

With her long wavy blonde hair Gemma gets this fuss-free balance of done and undone spot on. Get these rockin’ waves by using curling-tongs on the front sections of your hair after air-drying. Keep them in check for the whole day with a quick mist of hairspray and you’re good to go.

Image courtesy: Harpersbazaar.com

Kirsten Dunst’s Softly Curled Hair

Kirsten Dunst's Cute Wavy Blonde Hair at Cannes Film Festival 2016

Always the sweetheart, Kirsten Dunst arrived at the Cannes Film Festival with..

Always the sweetheart, Kirsten Dunst arrived at the Cannes Film Festival with softly curled shoulder length honey blonde locks.

Image courtesy: Vogue.co.uk

Jennifer Lawrence’s Wavy Blonde Bob

Jennifer Lawrence's Medium Length Blonde Wavy Bob

Jennifer Lawrence’s ultra-modern bob with fresh blonde highlights is lightly wave..

Jennifer Lawrence’s ultra-modern bob with fresh blonde highlights is lightly waved and the silver toned hue ensures her red lips pop. Lawrence has graced many red carpets in her time and she never fails to impress us as a true hairstyle icon.

Image courtesy: Vogue.co.uk

Iman Bowie’s Side Parted Finger Wave Hairstyle

Iman Bowie's Side Parted Finger Wave Hairstyle

Her ethereal beauty is well captured in this immortal retro hairstyle.  Soft choco..

Her ethereal beauty is well captured in this immortal retro hairstyle.  Soft chocolate brown hue brings out Iman’s sophisticated facial features. Her medium length hair is deeply parted on the side and curled in finger waves, making her appearance as delicate as that of a porcelain doll.

Chic Blond Fingerwave Bob

Chic Blond Fingerwave Bob

Let’s go back for a moment to 20’s when this hairstyle was the expression of reb..

Let’s go back for a moment to 20’s when this hairstyle was the expression of rebellion (against traditional long hair and complicated updos), pushing the limits and being forward in such a sophisticated way. Seems like it will never lose its elegance and glam, as even now, almost hundred years later, you can not look anything else but breathtaking and perfectly styled when wearing it. We would also add that smokey eyes makeup and red lipstick are not really optional… it is rather a must for completing the style! You do know that making fingerwaves does not include heat treatment for your hair? You did not? Ah, you are most welcome!

Image courtesy: Becomegorgeous.com

Jessie J’s Finger Wave Short Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Jessie J’s Vintage Finger Wave Short Hairstyle at the 2014 Grammy Awards

In a sea or side-swept hairstyles and updos, Jessie J stood out with her outstand..

In a sea or side-swept hairstyles and updos, Jessie J stood out with her outstanding finger waved pixie at the 2014 Grammys! A vintage wave instantly romanticizes manes of various lengths. Style your pixie like Jessie’s the next time you attend a formal occasion. You can also add a jeweled pin to one side to elevate the glam factor.

Image courtesy: instyle.co.uk

Carrie Keagan’s Modern Finger Wave Updo

Carrie Keagan’s Stylish Modern Finger Wave Updo

Carrie Keagan’s modern finger wave updo is a popular choice for any type of form..

Carrie Keagan’s modern finger wave updo is a popular choice for any type of formal occasion. It’s very romantic and elegant at the same time. It’s also a great way to show an amazing pair of earrings such as Carrie’s massive diamond and emerald stunners. To make the style last, apply a liberal amount of molding cream with a super shine finish.

Image courtesy: Gotceleb.com

Stana Katic Retro Sleek Bob

Stana Katic Beautiful Retro Sleek Bob

We love this ‘do! It’s very sophisticated and truly exhibits high glam except for..

We love this ‘do! It’s very sophisticated and truly exhibits high glam except for the bobby pins. Ditch the bobby pins when you recreate this hairstyle. The pins are there to set the style after you’ve spritzed some hairspray. Do a swift blow dry over your mane to set the style further then gently remove the pins. Applying gel before working on your hair will make everything way easier. Try it!

Image courtesy: Celebzz.com

Josephine Skriver’s Marcel Waves One-Shoulder Hairstyle

Josephine Skriver’s Sexy Marcel Waves One-Shoulder Hairstyle

Sensual’s the word! A one-shoulder hairstyle is definitely a do for formal occasi..

Sensual’s the word! A one-shoulder hairstyle is definitely a do for formal occasions, weddings, parties and even proms. It’s a retro hairstyle that will continue to be included in the hot hairstyle trend for years to come. Learn how to do the vintage waves here.

Braided Updo with Marcel Waves

Romatic Braided Updo with Marcel Waves

This is another braided hairstyle that we highly recommend for formal events and..

This is another braided hairstyle that we highly recommend for formal events and proms! Part hair to one side then separate the front section of the hair from the rest of your mane. Apply gel to the front section and do finger waves by combing the strands thoroughly. Next, shape the first wave by putting a finger at the end of a 3” horizontal section of the front part. Push the hair forward on top of the finger towards the forehead using a fine-toothed comb then remove your finger and clip that part. Do two more waves using the same technique.

Braid the back section until the tip then tie with elastic. Roll the ends inward, towards the nape, then pin. Remove the clips of your marcel waves. Sweep it gently over your ear then clip it on the side of the braid then tuck and clip the end under the plait for a clean finish. Give yourself a pat on the back! You deserve it!

Image courtesy: Girlsgonehair.com

Ji Hye Park Vintage Pin Curls Hairstyle

Ji Hye Park Elegant Vintage Pin Curls Hairstyle

Ji Hye Park looks like an ultra posh pin-curled geisha, yes? We love the deep wa..

Ji Hye Park looks like an ultra posh pin-curled geisha, yes? We love the deep waves and the heavily curled edges. You need three things to create this coif: strong holding gel, large aluminum duck bill clips and patience. 

Vintage Auburn Pin Curls

Auburn Hair In Vintage Pin Curls Bridal Formal Hairdo

This model’s red hair is styled in a vintage, bridal hairstyle. Hair was pin curle..

This model’s red hair is styled in a vintage, bridal hairstyle. Hair was pin curled to achieve the finger wave look. This is a classic wedding hairdo for women with short hair.

Image courtesy: Thefrisky.com

Zhang Ziyi’s Finger Wave Hairstyle

Zhang Ziyi’s Glamorous Retro Finger Wave Hairstyle

Marcel waves are not as obvious in black hair as it is in lighter shades, so you h..

Marcel waves are not as obvious in black hair as it is in lighter shades, so you have to do some extra effort in making the dents stand out. The best way to do this is by making your hair extra glossy and creating deeper waves. Apply a liberal amount of styling gel and allow wave clamps to stay longer than usual. Be careful when doing an updo like Zhang Ziyi’s so as not to straighten the waves.

Image courtesy: Stylebistro.com

Madonna Blonde Wavy Hairstyle

Madonna's Medium-Length Golden Blonde Hair In Finger Wave Hairstyle

Madonna’s blonde hair is cut in a shoulder-length hairstyle. Finger waves occupy..

Madonna’s blonde hair is cut in a shoulder-length hairstyle. Finger waves occupy the entire length of her hair creating a formal, vintage look.

Image courtesy: Thehairstyler.com

Kate Beckinsale Retro Chignon

Kate Beckinsale's Brunette Hair In Retro Braided Chignon Hairdo

Kate Beckinsale’s beautiful brunette hair is styled in a retro finger wave low bu..

Kate Beckinsale’s beautiful brunette hair is styled in a retro finger wave low bun.  This classic, glamorous updo is perfect for weddings or any other formal occasion.

Tanya Dziaheleva’s Messy Finger Wave Hairstyle

Tanya Dziaheleva’s Messy Vintage Finger Wave Hairstyle with Headband

Tanya Dziaheleva is showing us how to refresh a vintage hairstyle. Instead of the..

Tanya Dziaheleva is showing us how to refresh a vintage hairstyle. Instead of the usual perfect dents, try some texture! Loosen your finger waves and keep your mane matte before creating a low chignon. Do not pull back your hair when you accessorize with a stylishly embellished headband. Leave the front loose for a cool finish.

Image courtesy: Stylesaint.com

January Jones’ Retro Waves at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

January Jones’ Elegant Retro Waves at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

January Jones did a re-take of her beautiful marcel waves at the 2012 Vanity Fair..

January Jones did a re-take of her beautiful marcel waves at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood. We’re not complaining because she looks drop-dead gorgeous! Give this vintage hairstyle a modern vibe by doing a deep side part.

Image courtesy: Stylebistro.com

Ashley Greene Finger Wave Hairstyle

Ashley Greene's Brown Hair In Vintage Finger Wave Hairstyle

Ashley Greene’s long, brown, layered hair is styled in a vintage finger wave hair..

Ashley Greene’s long, brown, layered hair is styled in a vintage finger wave hairstyle. Her bangs are swept to the side in this glamorous, formal hairstyle.

Image courtesy: Posh24.com

Alicia Keys Wavy Hairstyle

Alicia Keys's Long Black Hair In Wavy Hairstyle For Parties

Alicia Keys’s long black hair is styled in a vintage finger wave hairstyle. Her d..

Alicia Keys’s long black hair is styled in a vintage finger wave hairstyle. Her deep side part and side bangs help create this glamorous look.

Retro Hairstyle at Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week

Edgy Retro Bob Hairstyle at Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week

A punked out version of the finger wave dominated the Alexandre Herchcovitch Sp..

A punked out version of the finger wave dominated the Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring 2014 runway. Instead of a clean side finish, the hairstyle’s loose, covering half of the model’s face. This much coveted flapper coif works best on bobs and thicker strands.

Blonde Retro Finger Wave Hairstyle

Short Blonde Hair In Retro Finger Wave Vintage Hairstyle

This model’s chin-length, blonde hair is styled in a vintage, finger wave hairstyl..

This model’s chin-length, blonde hair is styled in a vintage, finger wave hairstyle. This fun, flirty look works for both day and night.

Image courtesy: Hairfinder.com

Short Blonde Finger Wave Hairstyle

Short Blonde Hair In Vintage Finger Wave Formal Hairstyle

This model’s short, blonde hair has been layered. Her bangs are pinned back, and..

This model’s short, blonde hair has been layered. Her bangs are pinned back, and her hair is styled in a finger wave.

Image courtesy: Viphairstyles.com

Nicole Richie Finger Wave Updo

Nicole Richie Elegant Vintage Finger Wave Formal Updo Hairdo

Nicole Richie’s golden blonde hair is styled in a vintage updo. The front section..

Nicole Richie’s golden blonde hair is styled in a vintage updo. The front section is left loose and swept to the side with a finger wave.

Image courtesy: Hollywire.com

Kim Kardashian Finger Wave Updo

Kim Kardashian Vintage Elegant Finger Wave Formal Updo Hairdo

Kim Kardashian’s beautiful, long, black hair is styled in a vintage updo. Her ban..

Kim Kardashian’s beautiful, long, black hair is styled in a vintage updo. Her bangs are swept to the side and styled in a finger wave. This hairdo is perfect for a night out or formal occasion.

Image courtesy: Lhairstyle.com

Ginnifer Goodwin Finger Wave Hairdo

Ginnifer Goodwin Vintage Elegant Feminine Finger Wave Formal Hairdo

Ginnifer Goodwin’s short brown hair is styled in a vintage, finger wave hairdo. T..

Ginnifer Goodwin’s short brown hair is styled in a vintage, finger wave hairdo. This retro look is perfect for a night out or a special occasion.

Image courtesy: Lhairstyle.com