Waving & Curling Techniques

Course Title


Course Dates

May 06th – May 08th 2020

August 12th – 14th 2020


3 days – Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Course Cost


Throughout this three-day course module, you will encounter some of the most influential styling methods of the 20th century. As modern styles still very much draw inspiration from all decades of the last century, period-waving and curling techniques are still integral skills to have as a versatile stylist – being asked to reference infuential style-periods, remains one of the key elements to almost every creative style-brief.

This course will help you gain ground-knowledge on the technical intricacies of methods such as Marcel Waves, Finger Waves & Pin Curls (20’s, 30’s, 40’s). You will be taught how to accomplish sophisticated waves by combining period styling methods with modern tools.

The aim of this module lies in encouraging you to ‘play’ confidently with historical references – So you can start to explore a sense of freedom in manipulating hair in ways that allow you to achieve artistically ambitious and exciting new perspectives. Each style-tutorial ends with translating your new-found skills into contemporary styles with a certain Period-Twist.

  • Period Pin Curling technique
  • Period Marcel Waves
  • Analyzing and negotiating the direction of curls and Directional Setting of hair
  • 20’s, 30’s, 40’s Waves
  • 50’s, 60’s, 70’s Lift, Body, Volume
  • Creating sophisticated curls with Heated-Tongs & Heated Curling Irons
  • Finger waves
  • Big, Bold, Voluminous Hair
  • Pinning & Securing styles hair for dancers / performers



A complete kit is required to take part in the course. The styling tools you will need to bring along to all classes are: Professional hair dryer with diffuser, Straightening irons, Velcro rollers, Curling tongs (no wands!), Tail comb, Large Tooth comb, Cutting comb, Small & Medium Bristle brushes, Paddle brush, Denman brush, Section clips, Water spray. The Kevin Fortune Hair Styling Academy will provide all the styling-products needed during classes.

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