pin curl

noun

Definition of 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

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The Look: Bergman's pin curls peek out from her Juliet cap in this vintage bridal style. Vogue, "The Best Wedding Hair Styles of All Time, From Brigitte Bardot to Diana Ross," 26 Apr. 2019 The Look: Bergman's pin curls peek out from her Juliet cap in this vintage bridal style. Vogue, "The Best Wedding Hair Styles of All Time, From Brigitte Bardot to Diana Ross," 26 Apr. 2019 The Look: Bergman's pin curls peek out from her Juliet cap in this vintage bridal style. Vogue, "The Best Wedding Hair Styles of All Time, From Brigitte Bardot to Diana Ross," 26 Apr. 2019 The Look: Bergman's pin curls peek out from her Juliet cap in this vintage bridal style. Vogue, "The Best Wedding Hair Styles of All Time, From Brigitte Bardot to Diana Ross," 26 Apr. 2019 Check out that cigarette holder, this retro shades, the immaculate pin curls. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Netflix's 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Just Released a Ton of Cast Photos From the Upcoming New Series," 19 Sep. 2018 Watch the tutorial with full steps below, then check out how to update old Hollywood pin curls. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "From Classic to Cool: The New French Twist," 2 Sep. 2016 For curls, roll sections into large pin curls or use Flexi rods for a tighter spiral. Redbook, "How to Streamline Your Weekday Mornings, Start to Finish," 5 Sep. 2012 The Look: Bergman's pin curls peek out from her Juliet cap in this vintage bridal style. Vogue, "The Best Wedding Hair Styles of All Time, From Brigitte Bardot to Diana Ross," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of pin curl

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pin curl was in 1893

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