Vilma Flintstones is a popular character from the television series The Flintstones. Although she is a caveman, she is very fashionable, sporting an elegant and feminine hairstyle. Although its design is simple, translating cartoons into real life can be tricky, as animated hair doesn't always look or behave like real hair. Fortunately, it's easy to make hair look similar to Vilma's with a few nifty tricks.
Method 1 of 2: Create Vilma's Classic Hairstyle
Step 1. Brush your hair to make sure it is not tangled
Vilma Flintstones may be a caveman, but she's in style. Take a moment to brush your hair until it's soft and cute.
This method will give you a look that looks a lot like the cartoon version
Step 2. Take a triangular section from the top of the head and secure it with a hair clip
Start by making two deep side lines, one on each side of the forehead. Tilt them back so that they meet in a “V” shape at the top center of the head. Gather the triangular section of hair together, and then twist it around and secure it with a clamp so it is out of the way.
Step 3. Tease the hair on the sides of the head with hairspray and a brush
Working one section at a time, lightly spray hairspray over hair, then brush it out. Focus on the sides of the head, especially reaching the top. This will help give it more volume, just like Vilma.
Step 4. Tie your hair into a high ponytail
First, gather your hair into a ponytail and then secure it with a scrunchy. For an even more authentic look, gently pull the hair on the sides of the head to mimic its spiky, cartoonish look.
Step 5. Roll the ponytail to create a bun
First, twist the ponytail to make a thick rope, then twist it into a bun. Secure the bun with another scrunchie, then pin the edges together.
You can also create it using a sock or a bow sponge. This is an excellent option for those with fine hair
Step 6. Loosen the rest of the hair and tease it
First, release the triangular section of hair. Spray it lightly with hairspray and then brush it off. Try to card only the inside and the bottom; this way, the upper part will be soft and cute.
Step 7. Roll the hair to create a pompadour
Pull the section of hair up and then roll the rest to make an inward spiral. The result will be something that resembles a spiral. Secure the pompadour with bobby pins.
If you have long hair, it might be a good idea to widen your pompadour so it doesn't look too much like a cinnamon roll
Step 8. If you want, spray the hair orange
Get a can of orange hairspray. Wrap a hairdressing cape or old towel around your shoulders and go outside or in a well-ventilated area. Spray light, even coats of orange hairspray until you achieve the color you want.
- If you haven't put your costume on yet, do so before you spray your hair. Do not wear the earrings so as not to stain them.
- It is not necessary to use hairspray because orange hairspray already does that.
Step 9. Wipe off any orange hairspray that has come in contact with the skin
Use a damp sheet of kitchen paper or a cotton ball to wipe away hairspray that has come in contact with your skin. Recheck the area around the hairline, ears, and neck.
Step 10. Add the finishing touches to the costume
Take off your hairdressing cape, and put on your earrings and necklace. If you are going to wear makeup with the costume, apply it now. Once you're done, you're ready to yabba dabba doo!
If you didn't use orange hairspray, this is the time to set your hairstyle with regular hairspray
Method 2 of 2: Create Vilma's Retro Hairstyle
Step 1. Brush your hair to remove knots or tangles
This method will result in a retro or vintage version of Vilma Flintstone's hairstyle. It is best to do it on your own hair, but you can also try doing it with a wig.
- If you are wearing a wig, attach it to a Styrofoam head, and then attach it to a stand. Try to get a wig with long, straight bangs.
- If the wig does not have bangs, you can cut it yourself. Cut it longer than eye level and trim the ends to make them shorter.
Step 2. Make a high ponytail
Secure the ponytail with a scrunchy that matches the hair color. If you have red hair like Vilma's, you may have trouble finding an orange scrunchie, you could go beige instead.
If your hair or wig has bangs, leave them out of the ponytail
Step 3. Roll the ponytail to create a bun
First, twist the ponytail into a string. Then wrap it around the base to form a bun. Secure the ponytail with another ponytail, then pin the edges together. Make sure the end of the ponytail is tucked under the bun and is not showing.
- If your hair is too short, you could use a sock or a bun sponge.
- If you have red hair like Vilma's, use gold or beige bobby pins. They will integrate better than Black.
Step 4. Set the bow with hairspray
This will help keep it safe while you work on your bangs.
Step 5. Put on a fake bangs
Get long, straight bangs that match your hair color. Place it on the top of your head, right in front of the bun. Try to hide the weft under the bun as best you can.
- If your hair or wig has bangs, skip this step.
- If you have curly or wavy bangs, take a moment to straighten it. Don't forget to use a thermal protector!
Step 6. Curl the ends of the bangs down towards the hairline
Use a curling iron with a wide barrel about 2 1/2 inches (6 cm). Curl the ends down and under the bangs. The bangs should look like a roll across the top of the forehead. The way in which the curls depend on the material of the fibers:
- Real hair or heat resistant fiber: use a wide hair curler.
- Non-heat resistant synthetic fibers: use the wig method or you could curl them using the lowest setting on the curling iron.
- Wig: Dip your bangs in hot water (just before it boils), then curl them with large sponge rollers. Remove them once the fibers dry.
Step 7. If necessary, touch up the sides of the bangs
Some bangs have long, wispy ends. Most likely, they stand out in quite a different way than Vilma's. Roll these ends into rings with your fingers to match the shape of the curly bangs, and then secure them with bobby pins.
Step 8. Set the look with more hairspray
Once the hairspray is dry, you're ready to yabba dabba doo!
- Put on your costume before styling your hair.
- Put on your makeup and jewelry after finishing your hairstyle.
- Look at reference images of Vilma Flintstones for ideas.
- Ask the whole family to dress up as the cast!
- Don't worry about it being perfect. Vilma is fashionable, but she is still a caveman. She may not have access to the same hair products as you.
- You don't have to have red or orange hair to do this, but it will help make the costume more recognizable.