All this Curly Short 1940′s Hairstyle is missing is the headband. The thick Blunt Bang also adds to the Retro Look of this Hairstyle. Curl hair (in sections) in different directions with a Medium Barrel Curling Iron. Flat Iron Bang or Blow-dry Smooth. Back-comb curls lightly with a pick for fullness. Using a Pick to back-comb is useful because it doesn’t disturb the curls as much as a comb or brush would. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.