The pin up hairstyles of the 1940's are also known as rockabilly or burlesque hairstyles. These hairstyles of captured the hearts and imaginations of many over the last several decades. In fact, many women today still try to recreate this timeless classic hairstyle and make it work with modern wardrobes. Some could argue quite successfully that this hairstyle is one that will never fully go out of style. For the moment, there is a strong resurgence of retro beauties that are bringing the old pin up look back to the front pages of newspapers, blogs, and fashion pages around the world.
Pin up hairstyles are not as common today as they may have been in the past but they make an impression in any crowd (with the possible exception of a crowd of burlesque dancers) when done properly. The key, if this is the look you want for yourself, is to find one of these stunning hairstyles that complements your facial features and make it your own. The amazing thing about the average pin up style is that it is immensely flexible. There is no one size fits all philosophy to these beautiful hairstyles and most rigid rules have to do with the cut rather than the actual way the hair is styled.
The most important thing to remember when it comes to pin up hairstyles is this: perfection is not the objective. Part of the beauty of these hairstyles is that there is so much diversity from one style to the next. This hairstyle accommodates all hair textures, colors, and types. It can be adapted to work with long hair, short hair, and even hair that is somewhere in the middle. The only real requirements are that you have four inch bangs and that the hair is cut in four inch layers. Curly hair, at least to some degree, is necessary for the pin up style but those curls do not have to be natural in order to pull off the look.
Modern equipment like curling irons, curling rods, and even straightening irons for small sections of hair, have proved incredibly helpful in creating the perfect pin up hairstyles for girls of all ages. These hair styles can be a load of fun whether you're planning a 40's style costume party, going burlesque for Halloween, or just want to create a perfect evening of classic and timeless elegance for yourself and the date of your choice.