Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Hairstyling Help Needed With "The Baby" Cut
I know I discussed getting my hair color re-touched on Monday. I also talked about how it is often difficult to get vintage hairstyles and/or cuts done at most modern salons. Well, today I went back to my beloved stylist Corry for a haircut. I did some research and found a great vintage haircut diagram link on Community Journal. Even though I printed out "The Middy" and "The Baby" diagrams before my appointment, I stupidly left them in my other car! Thankfully, when I arrived at the salon for my noon time appointment, I was able to find the link again and print what I needed. I then gave the printouts to Corry and due to fact my hair is on the short side, he decided to give me The Baby cut. This cut was apparently standard for women in uniform and was also popular with college girls during the war.
After washing my hair, Corry studied the diagram and cut my hair. He said it was similar to the cut he did to qualify for the state boards for his stylist license. He went on to say that the layers cut in a "U shape" help encourage the curl in hair. That is so what I needed! In the last couple of months as my hair has been growing out, I have been having a lot of trouble getting a good curl whenever I use my ceramic iron or sleep on rollers.
Upon completing the cut, Corry used a round barrel brush to create curl. As I left his chair, I said goodbye, paid, and went back to work. I like my hair cut, but the curl is not really my style. My hair looks more modern than vintage, but that is okay. I simply put in a couple of bobby pins. I will experiment with style when I go home tonight.
So, I have a few questions for you gals: Is there a 'set way' of styling the hair to create vintage looks? I admit that I have no idea. I usually just "wing it" and hope for the best. Also, if anyone has the Baby, Middy, Middy Plus, or Femme Fatale what styling routine works for you? Also, what about hair parting?
I know I am asking a lot but I really have no real clue as where to start. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated!