Thursday evening, I got a haircut, as you know. I went for a shorter version of pretty much my usual, so basically a short middy. I had a long talk with my stylist about how I’d style a curl fluff on top, and she cut my hair so that I could do that, albeit with that layer a little longer as she was worried I wouldn’t be able to do much with it if that didn’t work out for me. Which is good, because wow, was I all thumbs at it when I tried. I’ll give it a go again but I’m not holding out any hopes. I think it was a combo of “I’m not doing this successfully” and “this just doesn’t look very good on me”. Ha!
In the meantime, here’s two outfits and post-haircut photos in one. First, I’ll show you a hairstyle you will likely not see me in very often. This was styled with sponge rollers the day after my cut.
This turned out to be a don’t move, don’t go outside, don’t go near humidity, don’t breath hairstyle. It would be lovely if I lived in the middle of the desert. I don’t.
Instead, I live in humid Chicago, and it rained the day I styled this, and within an hour my hair was a complete wreck. Frizz, falling down bits, you name it. Appallingly bad! As soon as I got home from brunch and fun but fruitless second-hand shopping, I had to pile it all up on my head and adorn with a scarf. So much for a chic vintage ‘do. On the bright side, the after-style was pretty cute and will be fun and casual for summer. (Sorry, I forgot to photograph it! But you’ll see it again, I’m sure.)
Outfit details: Freddie’s of Pinewoods jeans, red Bakelite bangles, Bass saddle shoes, 50s wicker basket purse, 50s starburst earrings from Atomixrox, reversible squirrel belt by Cassie Stephens, pullover knit by a friend for a swap on Ravelry (the pattern is Mary Jane)
So here’s my hair the next (again rainy) day and much closer to what my hair really looks like, droopy curl included. I’d already had to pin one up to the nape of my neck by this point in the day. This was styled with perm rods, which my hair really is a bit too short for unless I’m just going for a bit of wave at the bottom. But sometimes I like to play with different tools.
Hope you had a lovely weekend! And hello to all my new followers on Twitter! I’m still getting the hang of it but I think it’ll be a fun way to connect with other vintage fans.