Finger waves | How to make them yourself

Finger waves – a hairstyle that oozes of glamour, glitter and the Great Gatsby is celebrating its 100th anniversary this decade. Celebrating the anniversary of the hairstyle that conquered the world 100 years ago, we show you how to make a modern version of the finger waves yourself. Read more below.

Big finger waves are super hot in the hair fashion 2020
Finger waves in the making

DIY: How to make your own finger waves

Bring out your large barrel curling iron, a handful of hair clips and some delicious styling products and take yourself back to the roaring twenties (before the stock market crash, of course!).  It’s time to let your hair down and venture into the world of the flapper.

Finger waves are super festive so why not get a head start and learn how to make a fashionable version of this stunning vintage style yourself in time for the many spring season events.

Follow the video below and learn how to make these beautiful finger waves yourself. We’re showing you how to make the finger waves in a bob, but you can make them in longer and shorter hairstyles too. So, it doesn’t matter if you have a short hairstyle or a longer one, nothing can prevent you from following the 2021 hair fashion, featuring this particular style on the catwalk. You can make finger waves throughout or add them as a festive and glamorous detail in your ponytail, bun or braid.

Watch the video below and get inspired by 3 beautiful finger wave hairstyles.

If your hair is very thick, we recommend that you keep your fingers to yourself and leave these festive waves to someone else. Because if you’re lucky enough to have voluminous hair, keeping your finger waves in place can be taxing. Luckily, there are a lot of other luscious party hairstyles out there. For example, you could try the 5 fabulous party hairstyles included in this blog post.

Use these hair products to make your finger waves

Use these styling products from IdHAIR Mé and IdHAIR Elements Xclusive ranges for the 3 finger wave hairstyles we showed you in the video above:


Before you start styling, use IdHAIR Mé Blow Dry Spray to prep and protect your hair from the heat.


Then spray each wanna-be wavy hair strand with IdHAIR Elements Xclusive Curl Creator. The spray adds definition and hold to the curls, and protects your hair from the heat.


Use IdHAIR Elements Xclusive Flexible Hair Spray while styling to add extra hold to those curls that are about to be tamed into those subtle S-shaped finger waves.


Put the finishing touches to this fabulous flapper hairstyle with IdHAIR Elements Xclusive Intense Hair Spray - voila! You’re now the proud wearer of a fashionable vintage hairstyle.


For look 3 you should also use IdHAIR Mé Massive Powder to add volume to your hair.


You can buy the styling products from your IdHAIR stylist. If you didn’t catch which hair products were used in the video, we’ve compiled an overview of them below so they’re easy to recognise the next time you visit your IdHAIR stylist.

Now, go find your perfect wave. 

Have a nice hair day!

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