While perusing The Beauty Department I came across this hair tutorial for beautiful vintage waves. Below is the step-by-step instruction guide.
Find a good deep side part. Once you do, clip the top half of the heavier side up as seen in image #1.
Start with curling the section right above your ear. Use either a 1" wand or barrel curling iron.
For steps 3, 4 and 5, you want to do the exact same thing for every piece, right next to one another. Wrap curl hair forward towards your face. Make sure you are creating a perfect curl pattern.
Do the next piece.
And the next one.
Now switch sides and repeat. Do one curl right after the other in the same pattern. You want it to look like Shirley Temple curls.
Once the curls are in place, spray with a firm holding hairspray. Allow hairspray to set for 5 minutes in a cool, dry room.
Once hair has cooled, take a fine comb and start combing through the curls.
If you've curled all your sections that exact same way right next to each other, you'll start to see a perfect pattern form as you're combing.
Take your 1" barrel curling iron and curl any straight stray ends under.
Give hair one last spritz of hairspray.