pin curl


: a curl made usually by dampening a strand of hair with water or lotion, coiling it, and securing it by a hairpin or clip

Examples of pin curl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web John Shearer Hadid took a classic glam approach to her makeup and hair, with a bold red lip and pin curls in her blonde bob. Sam Reed, Glamour, 6 May 2024 The secret to Ryan’s tousled hair is Hershberger’s 24K Supreme Body Volumizing Mousse and pin curls. Andrea Lavinthal, Peoplemag, 15 Jan. 2024 Makeup To match the meticulous pin curls, pin-thin eyebrows were the perfect accompaniment. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 15 Aug. 2023 There are numerous perm types including spiral perms, beach wave perms, pin curl perms, body wave perms, and more. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 29 July 2023 To give your hair more shape and definition, try finger-curling sections after applying your products, or using clips to achieve pin curls, or putting it in a braid to have perfect morning-after waves. Arushi Sinha, Glamour, 27 July 2023 At the Oscars, Robbie styled her dark hair with smooth pin curls and embraced her new look. Julia Meehan, Peoplemag, 19 July 2023 Some of them are wearing pink or chartreuse fuzzy overcoats and five-year-old ankle-strap shoes and have their hair up in pin curls underneath kerchiefs. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 8 Mar. 2023 Pickens sourced hair for the wigs that matched Monroe's natural texture even for the pieces that would ultimately be styled into the actor's signature sleek, pin curl set. Kirbie Johnson, Allure, 30 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pin curl was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Pin curl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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