Stefanie asked me how did I style my hair on this picture :
First, the haircut
This is the basis for a good looking vintage hairstyle.
Daniela Turudich’s book, « 1940′s Hairstyles », gives complete explanations for 1940s haircuts. I didn’t have it in my « 1940s swinging outfit » post yet,that’s why my hair looked longer 😉 .For example, one of the most famous haircuts of this period is the « middy » .
I wasn’t sure these short haircuts would fit me and my round face, so I chose a longer cut, the « femme fatale », the one that Mrs Rita Hayworth had! Yey! This was enough to convince me to make it! haha!
(sorry, my hair are hard to get in perfect position, and I was alone to take the pictures… )
Then, the hairstyling!
Because even with Rita haircut, without styling, you wil look like that : (For me it is even worth because I have a LOT of thick hair).
I was pleased to make a little tutorial of my hairstyle, since it is slightly different from the great one Tasha (By gum by golly) wrote a few days ago. She used foam rollers in her everyday hairstyle, and slept with it to shape the hair. I did it too before, and still do sometimes, and it really works well! But I always had the same problem if I wanted to make the hairstyle NOW and couldn’t wait a night to work out. Heating « clamps » (I don’t know what’s the exact english expression for it) are really not good for my hair, already too much dry!!
I heard talking about heating curlers, and started to look forward vintage ones but I didn’t know how to choose them and I was sceptical about the electricity safety of such objects.
So, my choice turned to modern ones (for now… 😉 ) . The brand « Remington » seems to be very well rated. I found an « as new » second hand one on the internet. Ad since I tried it I can’t live without it anymore!
And then, here comes the time when you become glamourous, hot, ounces of feminity flow through every pores of your skin, and your beloved falls in love again….
No, I’m kidding, you’re just ridiculous, deal with it…
BUT it only last 10-15 minutes, so you just have to avoid any social contact during this period of time, and your pride will be safe 🙂 .
When the rollers are cooled, remove them, and get you brush ready for a lot of moves! I didn’t have much time, so I couldn’t let them as long as I wanted to, so the result is less important, but the idea is here 🙂
I usually brush over to smooth the hair, and then under to roll the bottom.
Then, I usually pin the side hair up, so it creates a side roll. When I let the roller set a longer time, it is rounder , and the whole roll can be pine ud in a more 50s look 🙂
and here it is! Simple and easy as I like 🙂
I wore this hairstyle last week end at a rockabilly festival (with one of my last projects, a dress that turned out to be a blouse ^^) :
Hope it’s gonna help!
Thanks for reading!