Why not add this romantic, tousled up do to your autumn wardrobe? Inspired by the Gibson Girls of the Edwardian era, with their swirls of hair all pinned up around their heads, this style is elegant and relatively easy to achieve.


Step 1: Prepare the hair with some curl hold spray/heat protector and curl your hair in small sections.


Step 2: Break the curls up with your fingers so they are less like smooth ringlets and become a little fluffy. If they get too fluffy, run a little pomade through on your fingers to tame them.


Step 3: Create a side parting at the front of the head. Then backcomb the larger section to create volume.


Step 4: Twist the section up and pin it behind your ear.


Step 5: Pin a row of hair grips across the back of your head, this will act as a bit of structure for the style.


Step 6: Take the rest of the hair from the back of your head and start rolling sections of curls up to the line of grips. Pin the sections in place and fix with hairspray.


Tip: If your hair is very fine or slippery you can tease the curls a little to create more fullness and volume for the style.

Step 7: When you reach the other side, repeat the twist you created in Step 4.


Tip: This style looks best if the curls are left a little fluffy and pinned in a hap-hazard fashion to create a textured look.


Model: Lily
Hair, make-up & styling: Sarah’s Doo-Wop Dos
Photography: Jez Brown

Lisa Harrison
Written by Lisa Harrison
Lisa is the Deputy Editor of Vintage Life Magazine and Publisher at Dragoon Publishing. She is avid bookworm, collector of vintage homeware, loves travel, lazy weekends away and eats way too much cake!