Wilma Flintstone is a well known character from The Flintstones cartoon. Even though she's a cavewoman, she's stylish and wears a really chic pin-up hairstyle. Even if the hairstyle isn't that elaborate, bringing the fashion of a cartoon into real life can be difficult, as animated hair doesn't look or behave like real hair. The good news is that it's very easy to make your hair look like Wilma's using some clever tricks.
Method 1 of 2: Making Wilma's Classic Hairstyle
Step 1. Comb your hair to make sure it's untangled
Wilma Flintstone is a cavewoman, but she's stylish! Take time to comb your hair until it's tangle-free and soft.
This method makes the hairstyle more reminiscent of the Flintstones cartoon version
Step 2. Take a triangular lock from the top of the head and secure it
Start by making two side partitions, one on each side of the forehead. Make them slanted to form a “V” at the top of your head, right in the middle. Take the triangular strand, twist and secure.
Step 3. Mess the hair on the sides of the head with a brush and spray
Take one strand at a time, dampen it lightly with hairspray and mess the strands with a brush. Focus on the sides of the head, especially near the top. This helps you get more volume, just like Wilma.
Step 4. Join the hair together to make a high ponytail
First, gather all the remaining hair, make a ponytail and secure it with a rubber band. To make the look even more similar, pull the hair on the sides of her head a little to mimic her pointy look.
Step 5. Twist the ponytail into a bun
Twist the ponytail to form a thick roll of hair and then curl it into a bun. Secure the bun with another elastic and clip the ends.
You can also make the bun using a sock or foam support. This is great for those with fine hair
Step 6. Detach the strand from the beginning and mess it up
Release the triangular lock of hair first. Spray it with a little spray and mess it up with a brush. Try to mess up just the inside and bottom. That way, the top will look nice and tidy.
Step 7. Twist the hair into a topknot
Pull the strand up and then twist the rest into a spiral inside. You will be left with something like a spiral. Secure your forelock with bobby pins.
If your hair is long, it might be better to make it a bigger tuft so it doesn't look like a donut
Step 8. Spray your hair with orange spray paint if you like
Buy a bottle of orange spray hair dye. Put a hair dye cape or an old towel around your shoulders and move outside or into a well-ventilated room. Apply orange dye to your hair, applying light and even layers until you reach the desired color.
- If you haven't already put on the costume, put it on before spraying the dye on your hair. Don't put the earrings on yet so you don't get them stained.
- It is not necessary to use fixation spray, because the orange spray will do the job.
Step 9. Clean off the orange spray that has fallen onto your skin
Take a sheet of paper towel or cotton ball, dampen it, and wipe off the spray that has gotten onto your skin. See how well the area near the hairline, the ears and neck looks like.
Step 10. Add the finishing touches to your costume
Take your cape or towel off your shoulders and put on your earrings and necklace. If you're going to do a makeup to finish your look, now is the time. Once you're done, just enjoy the “iaba daba du”!
If you haven't used the orange paint, apply fixing spray to finish your hairstyle
Method 2 of 2: Making Wilma's Retro Hairstyle
Step 1. Comb your hair to detangle
This method creates a retro or vintage version of Wilma Flintstone's hairstyle. It's best to do it on your own hair, but you can also try it on a wig.
- If wearing a wig, clip it to a Styrofoam head and then place the head in a holder. Wear a wig that has a long, straight fringe.
- If the wig doesn't have bangs, you can cut one off. Cut just below the eyes and trim the edges.
Step 2. Bring the hair together and make a high ponytail
Secure the ponytail with an elastic band that matches the color of your hair. If your hair is red to match Wilma's, you may have a hard time finding a matching elastic. Wear a beige.
If you or the wig has bangs, leave it out of your ponytail
Step 3. Twist the ponytail into a bun
First, twist the ponytail so that it turns into a strand of hair. Then twist it around the elastic area to form a bun. Secure the bun with another elastic and secure the ends with bobby pins. The tip of the ponytail must be inward so that it cannot be seen.
- If your hair is too short, try using a sock or foam supporter to make a bun.
- If your hair is red like Wilma's, use gold or beige hairpins. They will blend better in hair than black ones.
Step 4. Secure the bun with hairspray
This will help keep it in place while you straighten your bangs.
Step 5. Attach a fake barrette bangs to your hair
Buy a long, smooth fake bangs that match your hair color. Attach it to the top of your head, right in front of the bun. Try to hide her hammock under the bun as best you can.
- If you have bangs or your wig has bangs, skip this step.
- If your bangs are wavy or curly, straighten them out. Remember to run a heat shield first.
Step 6. Curl the ends of the fringe down towards the hairline
Use a wide cylinder babyliss, 6, 5 cm in diameter. Curl the ends down. Your goal is to make the bangs look like a hair roller that has been placed on your forehead. The way you curl will depend on what the hair is made of:
- Natural hair or heat-resistant fibres: curl it with a wide cylinder curler.
- Synthetic fibers that don't resist heat: use the wig method or try curling using the lowest temperature of your curling iron.
- Wig: Dip fringe in hot (almost boiling) water, then curl using large foam rollers. Take out the rollers as soon as the strands dry.
Step 7. Arrange the sides of the fringe if necessary
Some bangs have long, thin ends. They will probably have a look that doesn't match Wilma's. Curl these ends with your fingers so that they match the shape of the curls and then secure with bobby pins.
Step 8. Fix the hairstyle with more spray
Once the spray dries, just enjoy the “iaba daba du”!
- Put on your costume before fixing your hair.
- Do your makeup and put on the jewelry after you finish your hair.
- See photos of Wilma Flintstone for hairstyle ideas.
- Make your family members dress up in Flintstones too!
- Don't try to make it perfect. Wilma is a very stylish cavewoman, but she's still a cavewoman. She doesn't have the same access to hair care products as you do.
- You don't need to have red or orange hair to do this hairstyle, but it helps make the costume easier to recognize.