Pin-Up Your Curls for a New Year’s Eve Celebration

Amanda Elser
Pin-Up Your Curls for a New Year’s Eve Celebration
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Want to ring in the 2012 with a brand new hairstyle? Well you’re in luck! We have the perfect look for you to try this New Year’s Eve.

Thankfully your pals at Beauty High have managed to pick up a few tricks along the way when it comes to doing pin-up curls, so if you want to rock retro ones like Diane Kruger just follow our slideshow above for tips and tricks on how to achieve the perfect ‘do that will take you from an evening out on the town right up until the ball drops!

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Start with clean, freshly-blown hair. Coat your strands from root to end with your styling cream of choice. (We suggest Moroccan Oil for a guaranteed perfect finish.)

(Moroccan Oil Intense Curl Cream, $32, beautycollection.com)

Section off the front and top pieces of your hair, making sure to leave your desired part. Then take a one-inch curling iron and clamp hair from the root,  going away from your face. Always keep the most heat by the root, but gradually twist the rest of the hair around the barrel before releasing it. 

(Revlon 1 inch Curl Stay Curling Iron, $18, ulta.com)

Once you release the hair from the curling iron, quickly reshape the curl and lightly pin it into place. 

(Conair Hair Clips, $4, walgreens.com)

Repeat steps 2 and 3 using a larger barrel curling iron like Revlon's 1  1/4 inch curling iron. This will ensure larger looser waves in the back. 

(Revlon 1 1/4 inch Curl Stay Curling Iron, $20, ulta.com)

Once all of your curls are pinned into place, give your hair a light misting with workable hairspray. Let your hair completely cool before you take the pins out. 

(Redken Workforce Hairspray, $17, drugstore.com)

After you take all the pins out, give your hair a nice brush through using a boars bristle brush. This will increase the shine factor and create that Hollywood glam look you've been going for. 

(Diamond Wood Boars Bristle Brush, $10.39, ulta.com)

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