Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Vintage Hairstyling Challenge - Day Three (An Attempt at a Curl)


And so to day 3 of Kitty's hair-styling challenge and today it's curly.
As any woman of my age will know curls instantly bring back memories of the awful 1980's and the ubiquitous spiral wave.

This was me in all my permed glory back in 1985 and yes, I'm a natural blonde.

Today's criteria was as follows:
1. Brushes and combs, as required
2. Hairspray OR setting lotion OR a similar substitute that works for you
3. ONE kind of curling method. This could be rollers and pins, hot sticks (whatever they are), a curling wand...or anything else that works for you that I may not be aware of.


Vintage off-the-shoulder blouse (Car Boot Sale 50p), Customised shorts and wood mules (Jumble sale, 20p per piece), Goldette 1950's pendant (Salvation Army 99p), Hair Flower (Presented free with a curry), Gilt hoop earrings (Found in the depths of my jewellery stash)
As mentioned previously I'm rather low maintenance, Lush's Karma solid shampoo and Jungle conditioner and a wide toothed comb are my haircare repertoire. I don't possess any styling products. For my waves (curls are nigh on impossible) I used my Babyliss curling irons but got fed up halfway through and pinned the remainder up.

A bit 1950's perhaps?

Kitty's done another magnificent job, pop over and check out her 1950's pin curls.

39 comments:

  1. Wow, you look fab! I can't get over that photo I just can't relate it to you, it's hard to imagine you as anything other than a beautiful brunette!
    Kandi x

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  2. The curls are lovely! That's exactly the kind of curl I try to achieve every time I work on my hair with my tongs, but it so rarely comes out like that!
    Love the shorts too! *sighs* I feel such nostalgia for the summer.
    xxx

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  3. I think your locks are lovely:)

    My hair does NOT hold a curl..perhaps too long, or it weighs too much....

    Have a fabulous day!
    Statements in Fashion Blog

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  4. Love your hair do! :)

    You are AS HOT as you were back in 1985! Love the blode avatar as well!

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  5. You look so different with blonde hair. Blonde may be your natural colour but somehow dark hair looks right for you. Love those mules, worn with the shorts they show off your fabulous legs to perfection. xxx

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  6. You loook soooo beautiful!!! I wore my hair in a vintage hair style today tooo!! What a coincidence!!! Yours is sooo much cuter with the flower in it though!!!
    xox Big kisses
    xo Beckerman Girls

    http://www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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  7. My hair is about 3cm long so a curl is out of the question. Yours is too long to curl properly but how about the perm??? Not too many accessories in those days - a very pared-down look. When did you go more "arty"?

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  8. My hair refuses to hold even a wave - very jealous of this relaxed, beachy style! Love the flower too. x

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  9. OMG, I refuse to believe that blond girl is you - for a sec, I thought its Jennifer Grey:-) I like loose curls like you have done..and I love this top of yours!!

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  10. Today's hair do looks really natural and I like the loose waves. Your photo brings back memories, as I had a perm in '85 too, although yours looked better than mine, as mine came out too tight - not a good look!

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  11. Ohhhh blondeness!!
    I do like you dark and sultry though ;)
    Really loving the do today Vix

    xx

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  12. Love this look! I had a spiral perm too but it went abit wrong and i ended up looking like Leo Sayer :) Have a great evening xxx

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  13. I think curls look lovely but are very had to produce and ultimately maintain, I never seem to be able to get them to stay in place.

    I love your honesty in this challenge, and it’s nice to see a snippet from the past, I would have never known you were a natural blonde. And the flower is gorgeous xx

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  14. Wow! what a difference a hair color makes. You look very sultry with dark hair that it's hard to imagine you as a blonde. That perm was hot back in the day and that's a great picture of you. Love your hairstyling challenge!

    ~Bonnie

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  15. Wow you look so different as a blonde, i LOVE YOUR HAIR IN THAT PIC .. BUT i LOVE YOUR HAIR NOW ALSO - yOU SUIT BOTH STYLES WELL!

    Oops sorry caps lock, and i'm too lazy to write it out again haha!

    You remind me of my cousin in that 80's pic!!

    Sal xXx

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  16. Thank you very much for your kindness. I am following you now.
    Much love.
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  17. Great look top to toe! How you can rock shorts. Love that blouse!! You were blonde? That's amazing!

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  18. Love your perm photo - can't believe you are a natural blonde as I'm so used to you with your black hair. I'm a natural blonde but look rubbish if I went dark. The curls you did are understated and your outfit is wonderful!

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  19. OMG I forgot to blither about how excited I am that you are going to London Fash Week,and that you get to meet Jem!!! AAARRRGGGHH!!!!
    I have no doubt that you'll bith put the rest of the punters to shame!
    Love this look,doll!! You are sooo beautiful!!Fab makeup,and the sexy vixen peasant wench blouse is HOT!
    xxxXXXxxx LOVE Helga XXXXXXXXXXXX

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  20. Dear Vix, you look absolutely gorgeous! Your hair looks good with a wave too. Hope you've had a brilliant day at LFW. I think it must be today! I'm a bit behind xx

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  21. I can't believe you are a natural blonde!!!Love the Athena posters on the wall too....memories!

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  22. I think you've done a great job Vix! And WOW you're a natural blond..and had a perm! I had a perm too :) xxx

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  23. 50p for that blouse, what a great deal! The UK is notoriously expensive (at least to us Americans), but I'm starting to think you guys get better deals on the vintage goods : ). I love this outfit.

    And the hair is cute too. It's got the vintage vibe, without trying too hard.

    -SJ

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  24. Love this look Vix, love the makeup it really suits you. Do you mind sending me your measurements pls? if you don't mind, I want to send you a pressie! Email me at waycelia (at) hotmail (dot) com or comment on mine, thx.xx.

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  25. Oh I had that perm too - didn't everyone back then? Did you used to hang your head upside down, spray a can of hairspray on then whoosh back up again? Voila! Even BIGGER curls! And boofy hair! I have no patience for hair either - that's what hats are for;). Your top is beautiful xo

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  26. A natural blonde??? To me you are a natural dark-head, Vix. I love the black hair on you and these soft curls are very flattering. 50s? Don't know. Bit 70s maybe... xxx

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  27. My god the perms of the eighties. I once had one that made my hair square and of course, the obligatory afro comb to go with. I have a picture somewhere of me in my square perm that took about 18 months to grow out: awful!

    You've done a great job with your hair and I love the outfit ... ;0)

    Shirl x

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  28. You're more and more beautiful Vix !

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  29. Gorgeous and inspirational as always ;)
    Could you show us more of you as a blond? I liked that picture!
    Have a beautiful afternoon!

    PS: I finally started blogging, it would be out of this world to receive your visit ;)
    PS2: Thank you for being my first follower ever, I'm sure it gave me luck!

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  30. Especially love your make up in today's post. I have to say that it is hard to imagine you as yourself in 1985 but I am sure we all find that as we evolve and change as we go through life xx

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  31. a natural blonde! you look perfectly lovely with whatever color. you look fetching with your wammo bammo eyelashes. you really caked it aye? you look lolita and sweet. i would agree with 50's too, you need a greaser accessorie complete with cigs rolled up in his white t-shirt cap.

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  32. My hair is naturally quite curly but I add a blob of mousse to help them stay in place.

    Love your curls! You look so different blonde.

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  33. OMG I would never have known you were a natural blonde. You look lovely with blonde hair too but I definitely think dark hair suits you more. I love the curls too and the outfit. You have lovely legs xx

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  34. who would've thought?... but a good surprise for us all no doubt!

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  35. Vix luv... you look very Spanish here... muy caliente!

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  36. totally love that top!! hair looks fantastic!!

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  37. Thanks to you I have discovered Kitty´s blog and loved it.
    Thanks my friend.
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  38. Love the blonde photo of you! I am very envious of people who suit being both blonde and brunette! Love the relaxed curls!

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