A about a week ago, I discussed getting a 'baby cut' from my stylist. The Baby is the shorter version of the famed 'Middy' cut that was very popular during the 1940s. The Baby was also the official cut of women serving in the armed forces during the war.
In the first few days after having my vintage hair cut, I found myself having a hard time with styling. I have experimented with pin curling, rags, rollers (talk about uncomfortable to sleep in!), and curling with my ceramic iron. I also tried various parts in my hair and different styles.
After asking you girls about how to style, several of you stated that you often curl hair (despite the method) down from the part and towards the sides of the face. I did this and viola, success. Here is one style with the hair parted in the middle and the bangs are rolled in a pompadour:
Here is a view of the back:
I washed my hair, applied styling glaze from Paul Mitchell, parted my hair in the middle, and I air-dried completely. Then I rolled my bangs back, curled hair as suggested with my curling iron, and fluffed with a barrel brush. I finished the look with Elnet Hairspray.
So far, I am having a much better go of things now that my hair has been properly cut as I am learning what methods work for styling. The cut really has made a huge difference! Before, my hair was cut with modern layers that made my hair lie flat. The u-shaped layers (all being 4 inches) are the key for good curl.
I want to say thank you to all of you who gave me such wonderful advice! I really appreciate it!