1960's Makeup and Hair

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by PrettySquareGal, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Lillemor

    Lillemor One Too Many

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    This is sort of a late 50s/early 60s question because I'm desperate to make the best of a situation I'm losing faith in.:rolleyes:

    I rolled my hair on medium red and large blue velcro rollers at the top in dry hair with mousse:

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    I didn't know what to do with the bottom so after blow drying, cooling off, taking rollers out, teasing underside:

    [​IMG](should've teased much more) and smoothing the top down to hide the teased part, I grabbed the blow dryer to make the bottom flip but the barrel on my round brush isn't the right size either.:rolleyes: I sprayed liberally but after an hour (camera acted up) the result wasn't worth mention.

    So the whole result is a bit deflating each time:
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    However, I keep experimenting with this just to get the routine down in case I ever learn how to do it correctly, get the right size rollers and the right size round brush barrel if that's what I need.

    I can't imagine myself rolling my hair on soda cans and I don't think it's safe to use a modern, high powered blow dryer with soda cans in my hair so what are my roller options?

    I knew they were mega grainy. Excuse the size. I'll work on that later today if I get time. Otherwise, "you" can just remove the pictures. Excuse my expression. You'd be less than happy too!
     
  2. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Lillemor, I like your new haicut! in my opinion it suits you nicely!
    Even though this is out of the 1960s and a little into the 70s (this pic is from1972) your haircut reminds me of Jane Fonda's.The good thing with that particular haircut is that you can have it curlier in a 1950s style or just leave it as it is when you don't have time to set it.


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  3. pretty faythe

    pretty faythe One Too Many

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    Have you tried with sponge type rollers or the plastic ones with the snap on covers? I find these give more of a curl/body type curl than the velcro rollers. On my hair the velcro rollers just seem to give a bit of wave or an extra ooomph to my other wise straight hair.
     
  4. Lillemor

    Lillemor One Too Many

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    Exactly my experience with the velcro rollers. I have sponge rollers but my hair tangles and breaks when I try to get them out. Am I putting too much tension on? Also the "frames" keep falling off. I haven't seen magnetic rollers around here. It used to be my preferred choice for setting my hair.

    I'll have to try a wet set with smaller rollers soon and see if I get a curlier result and like it. I tend to prefer when brushed styles just leave wave and volume or if the curls are left unbrushed except I might smooth the sides back with clips.
     
  5. pretty faythe

    pretty faythe One Too Many

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    hmm....not sure about the hair breaking. I know if i dont pay attention and open them backwards(?) I tend to get tangled a bit. If i do the rolls to tight, I get a groove in the sponge part, kinda like an hr glass figure. I have the same prob with the frames falling off too.
     
  6. Lillemor

    Lillemor One Too Many

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    I think the correct way of phrasing it is that I get so much hair tightly tangled on the foam rollers and I end up pulling off more hair than one should expect.
     
  7. cherry lips

    cherry lips Call Me a Cab

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  8. goldwyn girl

    goldwyn girl One Too Many

    Look at that amazing hair !
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  9. pretty faythe

    pretty faythe One Too Many

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    I like the last look. Think I'll try it before my shower lol that way I can wash it off if I don't like.
     
  10. fortworthgal

    fortworthgal Call Me a Cab

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    Great thread!

    My husband and I have a date planned this weekend (dinner, jazz club, dancing), and I'm wearing an early 60s dress so have been looking for ideas for hair & makeup. This thread has been a big help!
     
  11. cherry lips

    cherry lips Call Me a Cab

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    I was talking to my mom about how I'm digging the sixties now, especially the hairstyles, and she told me that she sported the Beehive and the Farah Diba-do when she was young. Empress Farah Diba hasn't been mentioned in this thread, but apparently her hair was very influential.

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  12. appy

    appy Familiar Face

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    Not my best or clearest photo, but here's one that shows off a 60's theme I did a while back:

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  13. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    I really love the 1960s look, especially the French new wave sort of look you mentioned, Cherry Lips. I just love the sort of imagery in the pictures you posted:
    I actually did a photoshoot last year with O'Malley, the really talented photographer that often works with Fleur, where we tried to go for that sixties sort of style. Here are a few of the pics he took:

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    I think I like the chair ones best, as that chair is so cool! I've never done a photoshoot before, but Sean was amazing and made me feel really comfortable. I'd heartily recommend him to anyone in the UK/visiting the UK. And he's done some AMAZING forties style shoots with Fleur.

    The hair was sort of mussed up a bit, and the makeup was really heavy on the eyes with false lashes, and pale lips. It looks a lot more natural in the pictures than it did in real life.
     
  14. The Shirt

    The Shirt Practically Family

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    hello kitten!

    Wow Ada Veen - those shots are amazing!!!! You look absolutely stunning. If I looked like this in a photo I'd be running around on the street showing everybody I met. I love it! I don't think I can pick a favorite.
     
  15. cherry lips

    cherry lips Call Me a Cab

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    I love love love these pics! Thank you for sharing them. They look very authentic 60s, very professional, and you are a purrfect sex kitten.
     
  16. Mary

    Mary Practically Family

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    This one is my favourite! It really tells a story.

     
  17. Ada Veen

    Ada Veen Practically Family

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    aw shucks, thanks guys :eek:
     
  18. December

    December One of the Regulars

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    Michelle Phillips:

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    I absolutely adore everything about the second picture!!
     
  19. cherry lips

    cherry lips Call Me a Cab

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    Sometimes I think the sixties was all about nude lips, then I see a pair of red lips like these:
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  20. cashun

    cashun New in Town

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    I'd kill for those cheekbones.
     

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