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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Jacobs himself helped raise the men's beauty bar at the Met Gala by sporting finger waves and dramatic eyeliner. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "VMAs: Marc Jacobs to Receive Inaugural Fashion Trailblazer Award," 30 July 2019 During a performance, breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo brought Elliott’s colorful and eccentric music videos to life in an ensemble similar to what Elliott sported in the late ‘90s — the finger wave hairdo included. Washington Post, "Missy Elliott, in tears, gets inducted into Songwriters Hall," 14 June 2019 During a performance, breakthrough singer-rapper Lizzo brought Elliott’s colorful and eccentric music videos to life in an ensemble similar to what Elliott sported in the late ’90s — the finger wave hairdo included. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "Missy Elliott tears up as first female rapper inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame," 14 June 2019 Throughout the film, her look hinges on loose chestnut finger waves and soft, monochrome washes of crimson on the eyes and mouth. Vogue, "Who's the Best Beauty Muse for 2019? 11 Celebrity Icons for a Knockout Year Ahead," 5 Jan. 2019 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

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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