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The prohibition era is having a big impact on spring fashion, spurred by the upcoming big screen adaptation of Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Last week, we gave you an overview of ‘20s inspired design, as interpreted by current trendsetters; this week, we’re bringing you a step-by-step to creating the look. Flappers evoke a carefree spirit that has appealed to generations of young women, but recreating carved curls and finger waves can be challenging. On the other hand, the pictured looks add a contemporary twist and are much easier to create than the classics, while still retaining the feeling of the roaring ‘20s. Click the style notes for detailed instructions. –– Laura Martin 

Step: Begin with clean dry hair that has been blown out smooth. Part on one side and take a small section from the bottom on the on the same side as the part. Use a 3/4″ to 1″ iron to curl the hair. Prep each section with a pump of holding spray before curling.

Step: Place the iron about 1/2″ away from the root, open the clamp, and wind strand down the length of the iron from root to ends. Close the iron and allow curl to set for about 10 seconds. Remove iron and pin the section into a small pin-curl. Repeat all over the head, working in small sections. Allow to cool completely.

Step: When curls have cooled, brush out with a teasing brush. If you have long hair, tuck the ends under so that the length sits just below the chin, and pin. Wind a scarf or headband over the top of the set, just below the round of the head and over the top of the forehead. Add bobby pins to secure and mist the completed look with holding spray. Now go hit up your favorite speakeasy.

Special thanks to Laura Martin, senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, for sharing professional hairstyling advice with Style Noted

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