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How To Recreate Veronica Lake's Iconic Hairstyle

Recreating her look can be done in under 30 minutes

Thankfully, copying Veronica Lake's iconic hairstyle can be done easily. Recreating her beautiful vintage waves and peek-a-boo bangs can be done in under thirty minutes, according to The Beauty Department.

The Beauty Department recommends parting your hair to the side before curling. There was something magical about the peek-a-boo side part Lake had that can't be recreated as well on a middle part. You'll use a barrel or wand iron that is 1" for the best results.

The key to capturing this look is to make sure your curls are falling in a perfect pattern. You'll want to get your hair as hot as safely possible, but holding the iron to your hair for prolonged periods isn't always best. Sometimes, it's better to go over the piece of hair twice.

If you're having trouble getting your curls to stay, The Wedding Community suggests curling a piece of your hair and securing it up with bobby pins and letting it cool, then removing the pins and brushing the curls out to loosen them. This will leave you with those classic 1940s curls inspired by Lake!