The one thing that is standing in my way to being a full time vintage girl is my hair. #vintagegirlproblems. Right?
My hair does not hold heat curl, and I have to wash it every two days because that's just the kind of hair I have. It's never been coloured (humble brag) and I do treat it weekly with delicious masques. As a result, any curls fall out pretty fast. My hair is thick so it's hard to fun flirty styles - they get weighed down. It also doesn't hold teasing. So there goes all the fun 60s beehive styles.
As a result, I need to find bankable options that look retro but don't need curl or teasing. Enter the up-do.
While at work I have to have a headset on. That seriously decreases the ability for high victory rolls or poodles. Shame really.
What I can do are 40s rolls, milkmaid braids and assorted scarf things.
This little 'do is a flat victory roll on the left side, a twisted pull back on the right side and then the rest rolled with a hair rat and pinned within an inch of its life. I must say, sometimes this hairstyle can give me a bit of a headache. I've got a tutorial below for you! Interesting outfit note - same fabric, two different days, one is a dress, the other is a blouse!
This next one is a pretty standard headscarf Rosie the Riverter style. I plait my hair down the back and then fold it up onto itself. A proper braid would be better but I ain't got those kinda skills. Whack on a headscarf and boom. Vintage cool. This one isn't as great for the office headset, but I make it work. I always recommend nylon scarves over chiffon. They stay in place better. Or, the CanTeen Bandanas! They are a great size, come in awesome colours and makes you feel good.
(CanTeen is a charity raising money for children and teens with cancer. They have recently added many more styles to their range. Check it out here).
A lot of my life has been spent in dance studios. A very easy up-do for me is the classic ballet bun. Use a hairnet for maximum neatness. Gosh. There is that same fabric again. In all seriousness, the ballet bun is about the fastest hairstyle I can do. A flower is always a great addition.
Tutorial: My Go-To Up-Do!
Let me know what your go to vintage hairstyle is - I would love to see!
Knitter. Home seamstress. Dance Teacher.