When you’re looking for a transformation for medium length locks, add some curls! They can be styled beachy, formal, or for something different, go retro. One option is 1920s Great Gatsby-inspired waves and ringlets. Or for some old Hollywood glamour, check out these pin-up curls seen on bombshell and Academy Award-winning actress Gene Tierney.
This vintage hairstyle frames the face with soft curls. It’s a gorgeous look that doesn’t only have to be formal. There are pictures of Tierney wearing this hair wearing everything from a bikini to gown. Back then, hair was probably set at the hairdressers and maintained throughout the week so it would be worn everywhere. Just don’t get it wet!
Here’s an update that adds beautiful volume and texture to medium to shoulder length locks. In addition to the vintage styling, you get a whole new look from shorter hair. It’s almost a faux bob. The curled sweep of bangs gives the style a more modern feel. To get the look, you can use old school methods like curlers or your favorite heated styling tools.