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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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 Then, deeply part the front and take the section of hair to the left of your part, braid it, and wrap the loose ends in a pin curl, bobby-pinning them into place. Carly Cardellino, Cosmopolitan, "21 Genius Styling Ideas Just for Short Hair," 25 Aug. 2017 Next, take the loose hair to the right of your part, and either braid or pin curl them with bobby pins. Carly Cardellino, Cosmopolitan, "21 Genius Styling Ideas Just for Short Hair," 25 Aug. 2017

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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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