finger wave

noun

Definition of finger wave 

: a method of setting hair by dampening with water or wave solution and forming waves or curls with the fingers and a comb

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There's the blunt supermodel bobs of the '90s, '80s power-suit curls, and now, '20s flapper finger waves are having a moment. refinery29.com, "Hollywood's Biggest 2018 Hair Trend Is A Total Throwback," 27 Mar. 2018 The move has been seen all over Russia at this tournament, two fingers waved quickly and emphatically through the air in the shape of a TV screen. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Soccer’s New Favorite Pantomime," 6 July 2018 Avci got the idea for the style after hearing his students express their fear of executing finger waves on wet hair. Teryn Payne, Allure, "These Finger Waves Are Giving Us Total Mermaid Vibes," 11 Apr. 2018 Ahead, check out how Greta Gerwig, Cardi B, Amber Rose, Yara Shahidi, and more are styling their finger waves. refinery29.com, "Hollywood's Biggest 2018 Hair Trend Is A Total Throwback," 27 Mar. 2018 One is creating finger waves (like the S-waves seen on Lady Edith in Downton Abbey) and breaking it up. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Why Is Timothée Chalamet’s Hair So Great?," 12 Mar. 2018 The notorious digital rectal exam, also known as a prostate check, finger wave exam, or other creative appellations, is performed by placing a finger in the rectum. Dr. Jared Heiner, idahostatesman, "New treatment offers relief to prostate cancer patients | Idaho Statesman," 19 Feb. 2018 Brooks coordinated her makeup with the ruddy color of her dress, while her hair was set in finger waves. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "OITNB's Danielle Brooks Is Thrilled She Doesn't 'Have to Wear Prison Clothes' to SAG Awards," 21 Jan. 2018 Her finger waves were the work of hairstylist Teddy Charles, while her makeup came courtesy of Lisa Houghton. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Gets 1920s Beauty Makeover For "V" Magazine," 10 Jan. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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