Pin Curls. They are the backbone of most vintage hairstyles. I have always had trouble with them. However, Brittany over at the amazing Va Voom Vintage Blog did an outstanding, fabulous tutorial showing the proper way to do pin curls! As soon as I go to Sally Beauty supply to get some more pin curl clips, I am going to finally try do pin curls again. When I attempted to do a set about a month ago, my hair was an absolute disaster! Not only was the curl going in all directions, I had these little "hook end" bits at the end of each curl. What I really have difficulty with is knowing what direction to spiral the curls in and how to place them on my head.
So, I was really pleased when I found Brittany's tutorial and then this online photo showing curls for a lovely 40s style! It really illustrates the proper directions that curls should go in! It also shows thickness of each curl and placement on the head.