Thursday, November 25, 2010

Glamour Nana

Today I was so looking forward to just coming home and sprawling out on my bed after work.
As i was doing the supper round, i was dreaming of stumbling through the door, making a hot Milo and chilling the flip out. I walked into one lady's room to give her a cup of tea and a bickie, and what did i find, a 94 year old lady with pin curls and a hairnet on. I was so excited. I commented on her pin curls and she said " I may be 94, but i still like to look neat, and ill keep doing this for as long as i can". Well, this lady has pretty much been added to my list of favourite residents, along with the lady who has so many clothes she has clothes racks in her bathroom, the lady who is always grumpy, but perks up when i compliment her on her AMAZING wedding photo, her dress is absolutely stunning; and the Japanese lady who also has a gorgeous wedding photo, and who is the nicest, happiest lady ever.
Anyway, enough rambling about my awesome residents, and too the point. I was inspired by pin curl lady, and decided to come home and curl my hair, and give you a bit of a photo tutorial on how i do it.

This one's for you Glamour Nanna!!!

What you'll need:
  • A hair brush
  • Clips to hold back excess hair
  • Bobby pins or pin curl "terydactyl" looking clips
  • A scarf

Its best to start with damp hair. I section it off into 4 parts. The fringe section, the two sides, and the back.

Starting with the fringe section. Roll it forward and pin from both sides
Starting at either side of the head, begin to roll small sections of hair towards the head.

Secure at the scalp with a bobby pin or terydactyl pin
Continue rolling until all the hair is curled

This is what is should look like. It doesn't have to be super neat, but all rolls should be fairly even.

Now for the back. I have decided to try rag curling the back. I have trouble curling the back of my hair, and pin curls rarely stay in over night. So ill give this a whirl and let you know how it goes.
Vixen Vintage has an awesome tutorial on rag curling here.
I basically do small rows of about 3 to 5 curls per row

This is what it will look like at the back
And from the front
Now, tie a scarf around your head, covering all the curls, except the front. This should stop them falling out or getting matted.

So, Ill brush it out in the morning and show you how it goes.
Sleep well dolls.


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