vintage hair

Woefully absent

Yes, I have been woefully absent from the blog lately. I apologize. Between the new job and the holidays, I’ve been a bit preoccupied. I also haven’t done much vintage shopping, browsing, or exploration lately. But the other night, that changed…I hung out with Bernadette and she tried all kinds of fun things with my hair. While I am woefully inept at hair, she is a genius.

B used hot rollers and all kinds of products. here's what it looked like post-roller.

B used hot rollers and all kinds of products. here’s what it looked like post-roller.

top view of rolls

A top view of some Victory rolls.

I like scarves.They cover a lot of wonkiness when I use them.

I like scarves.They cover a lot of wonkiness when I use them.

Assymetrical rolls

My favorite ‘do. I like the assymetrical approach.

A few days ago I got a new haircut, which I love, but it means that I won’t have enough hair to explore looks like this again for a long time. Glad that B documented our evening of playing beauty parlor.

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My first Victory roll

As I may have mentioned before, I stink at styling hair. But this past weekend we hung out with our friends Lucas and Bernadette, and her hair looked inspirational (as usual). So yesterday afternoon, I played around with products and bobby pins and managed to achieve this:

my first victory roll

My first victory roll. Somewhat dilapidated, but I was still excited.

Yes, the back is a mess and I had to wear the scarf because the sides were wonky, but hey–it was my first shot. I’m sure I’ll get better with practice. And maybe a haircut that lends itself to that sort of thing. Anyway, I liked it and so did my husband. Yay.