finger waves, 1920, flappers, MJ Hair Designs, Best Salon Sherman Oaks

What some of you may not know is, when I was in beauty school, one had to do finger waves to pass the boards.

The idea behind the waves was to get as close to the head to understand the anatomy of a person’s scalp. The shape of the scalp, where the hairline begins and where it ends. Every scalp is different. Every manipulation depends on the texture of one’s hair. And every wave pattern depends on the mood or the occasion.

The flappers who wore the style were known for one of the first waves of the independence of women in the 1920’s.

Just for fun, and to expand my portfolio, I decided to do some finger waves and photograph the work. For those of you who don’t know, I’m also a fashion photographer. You can see some of my work at

Check out Ashley my model. I’ve used her for a few shoots now and think she is just beautiful. Hope you enjoy her too.


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