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Discussion in 'Beauty' started by Tatum, May 26, 2011.

  1. C-dot

    C-dot Call Me a Cab

    I posted a page from Daniela Turudich's famed out-of-print book 1940s Hairstyles in The Middy Thread, and all who tried the directions had great results, so I'm posting the others here. Enjoy!

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    (If this one is too small, here is the direct link.)
     
  2. I love and adore you for posting those C-dot :D
     
  3. C-dot

    C-dot Call Me a Cab

    My pleasure :eek:
     
  4. frigeants

    frigeants New in Town

    I like the output as I can see in this picture. Thank you so much for sharing this super helpful tips.
     
  5. I love her blog and that tutorial was great! Thanks Tatum :D
     
  6. Tatum

    Tatum Practically Family

    Welcome, Rue! I can't wait to try it :)
     
  7. zombi

    zombi A-List Customer

    ^ Yes, I just saw this tutorial a few days ago! I haven't had a chance to try it out, but I am thinking I might try it tonight. It looks so great and I love a good sponge roller set. I'm wondering if this will work for my hair length so, I guess we'll find out!
     
  8. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

    I did this tutorial on my blog a while ago. I find standing pin curls so much easier to coax into a nice hairdo.

    My hair is fairly thick and with a natural wave and reaches just below my shoulders in the back. It is also cut in a middy- the best haircut I ever had and one that really makes it easier to curl your hair.

    I start with my hair wet, but again, that is a matter of preference. My hair dries overnight, but you may have better result with only damp hair. I don’t use any setting lotion, but that’s because I never get around buying some. I probably will one day and be converted, but with this method my curls lasts three days, which I’m fine with. I use a rat-tail comb, booby pins, hairclips, a brush and some pomade. Setting and lotion and hairspray could be used too, even if I don't.

    Part your hair from ear to ear and comb the back hair back. I pin it up so it’s out of the way for the time being. The rest of the hair is combed forward. Make a section of hair on the top of your head, as wide as you want your curl to be. Here I have done that, in all my un-made-up glory and with glasses.

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    Part this section in the middle and start with the one furthest from your face. I make standing pin-curls and I don’t roll them in line with my ordinary part, but instead towards the face. To make the rolling easier and I roll my hair on an old mascara wand. On the pic I have already finished the first roll and just started on the one in front.

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    Roll some more

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    Carefully remove the mascara wand and insert a booby pin from both sides to secure it. Or hairclips, if you prefer that.

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    Continue to roll the hair in sections toward the face. I usually end up with 8-10 pin curls in the front. Then you roll the hair on the back in the same manner, only you roll them down towards your neck instead. I don’t part the hair as carefully in the back, but I do try to keep the crown flat.

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    I sleep on my standing pin curls and have found that they hold up well for that. This is what they looked like the morning after.

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    Take out all the pins and comb through with your fingers. I use some pomade on my fingers too to keep the frizz down. A bit, at least, sleek hair just isn’t my fate.

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    Start brushing. You get some really wild hair at this point. Don’t panic, it gets better.

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    One of the beauties with rolling the hair forward is that you can choose where to put your part the day after. I usually go for a side parting, but I’m not stuck with it as I would have been if I had rolled my hair from a part from the onset. Slightly better, but still wild.

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    Keep brushing until the curls behave like you want them too. I did this an ordinary working day, so this is normal hair, nothing fancy about it at all, I only used a little more pomade to define the curls better. With more time I usually comb the hair more wavy around the face, place some duckbill clips on strategic point and use hairspray to keep them.
     
  9. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

    And here is the finished result:

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    What I like with this way of doing pin curls is that the hair gets a nice bounce, but still gets wavier away from the part, not curly. With ordinary pin curls I find that my hair sticks out on both side of the part and I need to spend a lot of time to tame it down and the effect isn’t as nice.

    I hope I have explained things clearly. If not, feel free to ask.
     
  10. Clabbergirl

    Clabbergirl One of the Regulars

    This is wonderful, Isis! Thank you for sharing the photos and the details. Really helpful, especially how you roll with a mascara tube and the set itself. I like the idea of not having a part. I will definitely try this on my next set. Your hair looks great!
     
  11. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

    Thank you! I hope it works out well for you!
     
  12. SheBear74

    SheBear74 Practically Family

    Isis, I set mine like that today and love it. I hadn't thought to roll it forward. :)
     
  13. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

    I'm glad! I tried it out that way more or less by chance, but now I only do it that way. :)
     
  14. SheBear74

    SheBear74 Practically Family

    This is more of a tip than a tutorial, but... I had been using regular shampoo and conditioner and noticed that my curls, pin or roller, didn't really hold like I was hoping. So night before last I saw my lavender castille soap and used that again. It almost makes your hair feel a little tacky, but I put some Motions in it as well then set it and yowza the curls lasted and stayed in place a lot better. ;) Usually I have to really spray it to get them to stay put but didn't use nearly as much.
     
  15. padycustom

    padycustom New in Town

    I agree with you. This is such a great tips to all us. I am so thankful, too. :)
     
  16. Gabi

    Gabi New in Town

    Do you know some hairstyles (tutorials) but without using artificial hair? I don't have any new ideas what to do with my hair when i go to work.
     
  17. lauryn

    lauryn New in Town

    Great tutorials! I especially like the one with the 40s working girl scarf hairstyle . My personal favourite! Tried it already! :D
     
  18. Vera Godfrey

    Vera Godfrey Practically Family

    I attempted the headband set last night, but I was not pleased with the results at all. Well, that's not entirely true. I was pleased with it until I brushed it out. I have done rollers tons of times and have always managed to go from the frizzy brush out to smooth waves/curls, but with this...it was one big frizz ball. Perhaps I need longer hair? Mine isn't even quite shoulder length.
     
  19. Tatum

    Tatum Practically Family

    Vera, it didn't work for me either. I guess it's just because everyone's hair is so different!
     

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