Best of … pin up girl hairstyles

Written by: Editorial Staff

June 27, 2012
Filed Under Beauty 


pinup girl hairContributed by Info Guru Cindi Pearce

A pin-up girl is a model whose mass-produced photos are widely appealing and become a part of the popular culture of the time.

Betty Grable was the first pin-up girl. Her picture was a favorite of GIs stationed overseas who were homesick for their lovers. The term pin-up is used because the pictures were pinned up on walls or in lockers where they could be looked at regularly.

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Vintage hair ornaments

Betty Grable

Betty Grable’s blonde hair in the famous 1943 shot consisted of curls piled up on top of her head in a stylish up do. Raymond Lee Jewelers offers beautiful vintage hair accessories that would look fabulous anytime but particularly if you decide to channel Betty Grable in her memorable World War II pin-up pose.

Garden Botanika

Natural beauty

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett’s style in the late 1970s struck a chord nationwide because every woman who had long waves was suddenly styling it as Farrah did in her red-hot pin-up poster. To get tresses that is this healthy looking, you need to use the right products. Shop at Garden Botanika to find natural care products for the ultimate shine and volume.

Magic of extensions

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston of the TV show “Friends” sported the hairstyle “The Rachel,” named after her character, which was a huge hit. This look was layered and highlighted with blonde. She was styled by Christ McMillan and hit the TV screen in 1995. Women all over the world were begging for “The Rachel.” A woman needs to have good, healthy locks – and lots of them! – to start with before she can achieve one of these famous pin-up girl ‘dos.

Augment your natural head of hair with extensions and clip ins from for this luscious style.

Blond bombshell wig

Marilyn Monroe

And, of course, there was Marilyn Monroe, the drop dead blonde siren who first drew nationwide attention for her naked pin-up, which was considered extremely racy in 1955. The picture was titled “Golden Dreams” and it certainly caught the attention of the power mongers in Hollywood. Marilyn’s long, wavy blonde hair, which she later on wore in a shorter style, was quite sensuous and come hither. has all kinds of wig options so that your crowing glory can be as beautiful as Marilyn’s in her infamous calendar pin-up.


Vavavoom pinup style

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson, the sexy lifeguard on Baywatch hit a nerve when she posed in her red lifeguard bathing suit. Pamela is big busted yet tiny and has that blonde-bombshell look going for her. Pamela became synonymous with big hair and bathing suits. Go to Alloy to find that special bathing suit that can make you — and your hairstyle — as memorable as Pamela.


Superior brushes

Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake, the actress, was famous for her peek-a-boo hairstyle that covered one eye. Once again, you can’t have to-die-for hair if it is not healthy and in condition, so brush your 100 strokes religiously every day, using a quality hairbrush from Perfumania to keep your tresses looking sensational.

Three Custom Color Specialists

Makeup to play up the pinup look

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor, one of the premier beauties of all time, had that gorgeous black hair and those mesmerizing lavender eyes. She was perfection. Her eyes were beguiling to begin with but you can be sure that she used eye make-up to enhance her lilac orbs and red lipstick that became a classic. Three Custom Color Specialists can provide you with a “Century of Reds” so that you can experiment with the perfect pinup color palette for pouty lips that perfectly match your pinup coif.

Peruvian Collection

Colorful scarves and wraps

red scarf

We can’t forget Rosie the Riveter, who was the symbol for women who entered the workforce during World War II when all of the manpower (the men!) was sent overseas. Rosie worked in a factory and her hair was always covered with a scarf. The Peruvian Collection has some very cool looking scarves and headwraps that you can wear, and not because you are working in a factory but just because you want to.


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