This is me on Friday, hanging out watching TV. I decided to do victory rolls with two magnolia barrettes. I think it came out well. I normally wear one flower but on Friday, one of the rolls refused to behave and it ended up looking wonky so I wore another barrette to conceal it.
In the years I have been doing vintage hair, I find that I often do a better job than any of my stylists. I am not bragging or trying to be rude but it can be hard finding someone who has experience with vintage haircuts and styles.
For example, I went to my beloved stylist, Corry, to have my red color updated and blond highlights re-touched. I didn't need a cut this time since I am currently trying to grow out my hair. However, after getting a fabulous color job today, I asked for my hair to be styled ala Grace Kelly:
After Corry's attempt to curl my hair, I looked in the mirror and saw 70s hair ala Kitty Forman instead of an early 50s style. I laughed it off. Actually, Corry and I both laughed. I was not mad because I understand that most stylists are not trained to do vintage hair. Instead, stylists are taught modern cuts (with the occasional up-do for weddings and proms) and styles because that is what most of their clients want.
I will say this, Corry is extremely talented. His expertise in color, especially fantasy colors like Special Effects, is incredible! Corry is also patient with me. He has taken me to blond with black, hot pink, black, and back to red again. He puts up with my hair moods and I thank him greatly for it. I know I am not the 'typical client' so I am willing to shrug my shoulders and style it myself. Today I ended up fixing my hair by simply putting it up in two victory rolls and then using a lot of hair spray. I had a pile of bobby pins in my bag so all was good with the world.
Since my hair is growing out, I need to wait to do a 'proper' vintage cut. Thanks to Tempermental Broad and her amazing post discussing her gorgeous "Middy Plus" haircut, I found several links showing different versions of vintage haircuts. The next time, if my hair is long enough, I want to do a Middy, which is shorter than the Middy Plus:
Here is a link showing a bunch of different vintage cuts:
I am going to bring the above diagram to Corry when my hair is long enough and I feel confident he can cut it successfully. I know styling can be hard, especially if one is never done victory rolls or pompadours. I will just style my hair myself or I can show Corry. I think we have even have fun!
So, gals, what is your experience when it comes to your salon and vintage hair?