Sunday, 27 January 2013

Hollywood Hair - Style 2 - Hedy Lamarr

Another week has gone by. however did that happen.  It seems time spins faster an faster as one gets older.

This week I have the results of hairstyle two, the Hedy Lamarr.  I was somewhat dreading this one as it is a centre part and a look I have tried to avoid since starting out on my vintage journey years ago.  Centre parts always remind me of the 70s - not a look I want to put with my hand knits and pearl earrings.

I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised with the results of this as the week progressed.  Especially as my hair is the opposite of Miss Lamarr's - blonde, fine and pin straight rather than thick, dark, curly and medium weight.  Ho hum.



The set for this was a little more involved than for the previous do.  The hair was first given as neat a centre parting as I could manage and then four stand up pin curls were rolled up and away from the forehead.  Two rows of standing curls then went down each side of the face, rolled down and each pinned with a single bobby pin.

The back hair was set in two rows of flat pin curls, as if for a pageboy.

Here are the compulsory setting pictures, I look proper sulky in these.  Well, it was bed time and I had to try to sleep with those darn side curls in.




The brush out was fairly simple as the end result, from looking at the picture, is a fairly sexy tousled do.  Not overly "set" looking and thus very 50s.  I literally just brushed it all through and let it sit where it would.

Results:

Monday: This was the brush out of the first attempt set pictured above.  The one problem I did have is that the standing curls on the side got flattened somewhat as I slept and so there wasn't as much volume as I'd have liked.






Tuesday: Day two - and I just reset the same way, dry, with a little Boots Curl Creme.  Of course, not being a wet set it came out softer but I think you can still see the basic structure of the set.

I ended up sticking the back up, as you can see.  I was wearing an Edwardian jumper and it just didn't look right down.






I took a couple of days off setting as I was too late finishing exercising on Tuesday night to have time for it to dry.  The next real set was Thursday night and worn to work on Friday.  I cheated a little here and did the standing curls with rollers rather than pin curls and I have to say I much prefer the result.  It helped as I did not flatten the curls as I slept and so they had the required volume and definition.

I can definitely see myself wearing this one again, I had a lot of compliments at work with this do.










Verdict: An easy set but, if planning to sleep on it, it is easier done with rollers than standing pin curls, especially on fine hair.

The next on the list is a very innocent looking pageboy, the June Allyson.  I find pageboys rather difficult so am going to try and do this one every night this week.


Eek, best go stick my pin curls in.


21 comments:

  1. It looks perfect! What a great style.

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  2. I really like the first set - I think the height looks right nice x

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  3. I lóve it. The results are neát!

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  4. I lóve it. The results are neát!

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  5. Beautiful! I'm going to try this one, I too generally avoid a centre parting (unless I'm having a bit of a Wallis Simpson day)!

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  7. Love it! I've always been a bit scared of the centre parting, but you've inspired me to try it!

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  8. Oooh I love this! Growing up I had bangs...and then a center part. I changed that as soon as I could! But I have been throwing it into a center part for certain styles. I can see why you had lots of compliments on it, it's a beautiful set! Oh but do please smile more dear! The smile is just the topping on the cake :)

    Can't wait to see the next one!
    Adios,
    Jessie Lou

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  9. This really suits you and works so well on your hair. :)

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  10. I really love this style on you - looks great!

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  11. love the sides and the back, you look great! more, more more! xxx

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  12. Okay now wait a minute, this looks great on you but I am confused! The top pin curls rolling 'under' meant 'forward' to me? Maybe I don't understand pin curl diagram instructions since I rarely use them. haha. But I can see how this works better than rolling forward for sure.

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  13. See, I think they stuffed up the diagrams and instructions a bit as they don't always seem to match.

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  14. Love, love, LOVE all of the hairstyles!! They look great on you. I remember my mom setting her hair in pincurls.

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  15. You look so awesome lady! x

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  16. This set suits you. But, you are beautiful, and always look great. You could be a lipstick model. Random, I know.

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