Vintage Hair: Perfecting a New Skill.

As part of my happiness project*, I resolved to learn how to do a new thing every month for 1 year. 

It started out much harder than I imagined – because I was targeting myself with insane things – like learn how to be a professional affiliate marketer. That’s ridiculous.
After the first month, and 3 failed education attempts (failed = not completed by deadline) I realised I had to make the challenge easier.

So, my challenge for June has been to learn how to create some vintage hairstyles.

I have always struggled with hair in general, and the fiddly loveliness of vintage hairstyles has put me off, but I love the way they look.

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What a perfect skill to learn, then!

My first point of call was to do some research. Admittedly, a large portion of research was re-reading my treasured copy of Burlesque and the Art of the Teese by Dita Von Tees.
Secondly, I consulted Youtube.
In particular I consulted TheCherryDollFace whose channel is jam packed full of great Vintage/Pinup tutorials – hair and makeup alike.
From her, I learned how to complete 2 of my most coveted styles:

The Beehive a la Ronnie Spector
The Peek-A-Boo curl a la Betty Grable.

Although I could probably talk you through how to capture these looks, I would recommend watching her video – she is clearly a pro and deserves the hits, too.
I don’t claim to be a teacher!

I will ask for your kindness in sharing this image of myself – the angle is not the most flattering, for I am scowling.

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Admittedly, I have some work to do – but given that 10 days ago I could barely complete a plait without major trauma, I think I have done well.

Stay tuned to see more pictures!

*The Happiness Project is a book by Gretchen Ruben which changed my life. I have started my own happiness project that I will mention from time to time – including here 🙂

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  1. Pingback: On becoming a Youth Mentor : The Happiness Project. | Suggestive Digestive

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