Saturday, 27 June 2009

A 21st Century take on a 50's Hairstyle...

Right then..... I did promise the antics of my attempt at doing pin curls to create a 40's/50's pageboy hairstyle....

Well if nothing else this will give you a good laugh!

And so, last night it all began...

Having watched Aya's video on her blog Strawberry Koi, I had some idea as to the principles to follow, and so after parting my hair and sectioning it off I began to curl sections into coils and, using bobby pins, holding each section in place...

the first side went quite well, I found it all rather therapeutic actually, curling away whilst watching the TV, and fending off silly comments and laughter from Paul!

Once both sides had been completed and I had pin curls everywhere, I followed Aya's next tip, cover your hair in a scarf and go to bed like that!


OK - Paul really fell apart at that one!


Anyway it worked, as, after I got up this morning and had my shower, I took of the scarf and discovered it was all still in place and had stayed quite well...


I began to remove the pins one at a time, not expecting much. As you can see my hair has quite a frizzy curl to it anyway, so it's all in the lap of the gods as to what it will look like.

I was amazed to see beautifully defined curls in the place of the pins - and they stayed put amazingly!


It then all started to go horribly wrong once I brushed it out - BAD IDEA - I should have left the curls there I think, and so after all that what does my hair look like.....



Pretty much the same I'm afraid!


Needless to say - This was not an unpleasant task to do, and it was not at all uncomfortable to sleep in, which was a surprise, so I shall definitely do it again, but this time keep the curls....

What do you reckon?


7 comments:

Sage said...

You have lovely hair, and it looks nice in the two styles... mine on the other hand is thin and lank... now a lot shorter as I have just had 6 inches taken off of it for the Summer..lol time to do the colour again me-thinks.

Joanne said...

Thank you so much - unfortunatley I've got to 40 and still cannot tame it!

jordiegirl said...

Well I think that plait looks great. I can only do an ordinary plait in mine, wish I could manage a french plait but can't.

Loved the pictures, the one with the scarf is really funny.

I too have thick unruly hair but it has a natural curl and still can't tame it at 53!!! I can never get it to stay up for long if it's just pinned up.

When I was small my mother used to put ringlets in it by just using her fingers, she never needed to use rags, and it always looked lovely.

I have taken to using something called a 'Stylee' now, they are great because I can put my hair in a ponytail, just put the sides up, or put it all up, you can do loads of styles with them. I first saw them on a tv shopping channel but now I buy direct from the lady who invented them, she's a hairdresser. They come in various colours, with 3 or 4 pieces of material across them and have two hair combs attached each side, they are elasticated to hold your hair in place and they also do them in a child's size.

Brilliant idea, wish I'd thought of it.

In Bug's Drawers said...

The curls looked really cute - I think you did a good job with that.

jordiegirl said...

In my last post I said French plait, of course I meant skull plait.

I have French on the brain because I would love to be able to do a French Pleast myself but haven't managed it yet.

melanie said...

wow, you are so calm and patient...this would've driven me nuts..it looks so lovely , tis a shame you brushed it but you werent to know!...do you have the nerves to do it again this weekend?? would look awesome I think, youve got great thick hair, mines thin and boring!I used to have long hair and was taught by a friend when I worked at M & S 20 years ago in Brighton, to do a french plait on my hair, killed my arms for ages being in the position!!if I had long hair now it would be in a french plait all the time..

Joanne said...

Thanks everyone, and yes Mel I shall be doing it again - nearly did it this avo but I would have turned up at Pilates with damp hair covered in pins and scarf! Now that would have been worthy of a picture don't you think!

The French or Skull plait just takes patience and practice whilst watching the TV - if you think about what you are doing you just get it all wrong - I have to lie across the armchair sideways so that my head hangs over the armside and the weight of my hair drops down over the side of the chair - I just cannot do it sitting upright with a mirror in front of me - it is certainly a sight to behold! LOL