Women of this era had such a feminine and romantic look! Check out this vintage photo taken in the mid 1940's.
Hair was typically cut to shoulder length and curls were a must. Rollers and pin curls did the trick for styling. This gal has medium brown tresses with the sides brushed back away from the face. There is a small tuft above the forehead that winds around in a swirl. Bobby pins keep the sides neat and tidy and close to the scalp. Then at about ear level the soft curls grow in volume and fullness.
She is wearing a monochrome dress with short sleeves and a lizard pin on the bodice.