Shanghai 1930s inspired hair....the Marcel Wave Up-do!
|Shanghai 1930s inspired look!|
Some of you may know that my hair is very straight and curls or waves often fall out after a few hours of being set with a hot curling iron, so the night before the party I decided to use use a more conventional method to help set my hair. Armed with a mini mountain of bobby pins, curl boosting spray (VO5), heat protector spray (VO5), hair spray (VO5) and curling iron...this is what I did:
- I started by forming the ridges of my finger wave and secured the shape with bobby pins on the front section of hair that swept across my forehead. The other side was divided into two mini sections; each section of hair was rolled into a curl and put in place with bobby pins to form the Pin Curls. Then the rest of my hair was put into a simple pony tail and it was time for bed!
- The next day I woke up with slightly messy hair and bobby pins still in place, so off I went to my ballet lesson......looking oddly unlike any ballerina with a messy head of bobby pins!
|Waking up with the Marcel Wave (finger wave) still in bobby pins forming the ridge-like waves....|
|Waking up with the Pin Curls in bobby pins and messy hair.|
4. A few hours later, the bobby pins holding the finger wave in place were removed. Heat protector spray was applied and a curling iron was used to reinforce the shape of the flowing waves.
5. The rest of my hair (except the wave section) was twirled into a bun and secured with bobby pins at the back of my head. The end of the wave section was pulled back gently across my ear, put into a curl and pinned behind my ear with some bobby pins. To finish off.......a dash of hair spray to hold everything in place!
|The completed 1930s inspired hairdo (front)....|
|The 1930s inspired up-do (back)......|
|End of the night after the pins were removed....a very sleepy, curly and tired May!|
Until the next time,
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