Friday, September 28, 2012

Fun with Scarves

I recently bought several new(old) scarves on Etsy.  I found some wonderful colors including hot pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue.  I have been having lots of fun incorporating them into my hair styles.  A punch of color can do wonders.

A bright orange scarf with a swirl bang can add a fun vintage flair to any look.

If you want to go bolder, wear hot pink and orange scarves together.
For this look I braided a hot pink scarf on one side of my head and a bright orange on the other.
I then brought them up and tied them in a bow on top.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Swirl Bangs

If you are looking for a quick retro look without having to use a curling iron, here is an easy do that I call the "Swirl Bangs."

1. Section off the font of your hair and put the rest in a ponytail. 
2. Take that section, pull it straight up and give it a little tease.

3. Start at the tip and make a pin curl. 
4. Roll it down toward your head and secure with a few bobby pins.

The final result is a large swirl that stands up like a little pompadour. 
Don't forget to spray the hell out of it with hairspray.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sculpture Pin Curlers Review

I found a link to a new gadget on the Pinup Girl Style website called Sculpture Pin Curlers.
Sculpture Pin Curlers

Don't be fooled by the name, it isn't a set of curlers.  They are plastic tubes with combs on the ends that help create uniform pin curls. You put the comb at the base of your head and drag it to the ends of your hair, then either roll up or under, depending on the look that you want to achieve.  Once you get to the scalp, turn the tube sideways and pop the curl off the end and secure with a bobby pin.

You may not think that having a device like this is necessary, but if they don't get you with the tool itself, the packaging pulls you in with the pink box and the poster of vintage hair silhouettes.

Sculpture Pin Curler Packaging

Poster of Vintage Hair Ideas

I tried it out myself and found that it may not have cut off much time in the pin curling process, but it did help relieve the stress of trying to make the pin curls the same size and shape.  I have a lot of hair and of course the next day when it's time to take out the pins, I am left with a frizzy mess, but with a little patience and a lot of brushing I was able to achieve a decent hair style.  I was inspired by a vintage Barbie Doll for this look.

Final hair style after using the sculpture pin curlers