Day 3 – Marilyn Curls

Ladies, if you have short hair, then this is the tutorial for you!

Why this video? For one, Marilyn Monroe is an icon and Lisa Freemont Street knows how to make a tutorial. What more can a gal ask for?

Lisa does a great job explaining how to put in pin curls and about some of the finer details about directionality of your curl. If you actually watch the entire clip, instead of jump through, you’ll learn about the difference between curls from the 1930s vs the 1950s.

Quick List – Febru-hairy

Ladies, thanks so much for all the great comments and for trying these things with me!! Here’s a quick

Day 1 – Double Bun
Day 2 – Bandana
Day 3 – French Twist/Faux Hawk
Day 4 – Pinup Hairdo
Day 5 – Bangs

Day 6 – How to Curl your Hair & Pinup Curls
Day 7 – Hair Rat
Day 8 – Faux Bob
Day 9 – Victory Rolls
Day 10 – Hair and Makeup

Day 11 – French Braid Friday! Intro to French Braids
Day 12 – Inspired by Bernie
Day 13 – Snood
Day 14 – Pin Curls
Day 15 – Big Bun

Day 16 – Bob Revisited
Day 17 – Hot Rollers
Day 18 – Inside out French Braid
Day 19 – Faux Hawk
Day 20 – Victory Rolls

Day 21 – Side Roll
Day 22 – Retro hairstyle
Day 23 – French Twist
Day 24 – Twist n’ Braid
Day 25 – French Braid Friday – ridiculous and amazing

Day 26 – Snoody Victory
Day 27 โ€“ Long Hair and Quick Fixes
Day 28 – Make a Bow with your hair

Which were your favorites?

Hair Tutorial โ€“ Day 22 – Retro Hairstyle

This looks like it should be a pretty quick hairstyle. Nothing specially needed really, just a bunch of bobby pins (and maybe some hairspray if you want some extra hold) and patience.

Load the video and then jump through it. If you can figure out how to twist your hair and pin it so it looks like this on both sides…

….then jump ahead to 2:10 and start rolling the back of your hair. “Like so…”

Rolling the back of my hair seems to take forever! I’ve been told the best way to roll up the back of your hair is start in the middle and then do the sides. Have you heard the same thing? Do you prefer to work from one side to the other? Do you work R-to-L or L-to-R?

Hair Tutorial – Day 14 – Pin Curls

This is primarily what I do with my hair when I am trying to curl it. It’s easy to do and easy to sleep in. Typically I’ll keep my hair in pin curls for two days and then when I take them out I have big, bouncy hair. Take a look at my banner (top of website); that’s what my hair can look like when I do this to my hair. Haha, if you wear your hair in pin curls for a couple of days, make sure you have a scarf or something to wrap your head in….you’ll look pretty funny if you don’t. ๐Ÿ˜€

Heheh, funny side story. I wore my cover up for a few days and finally when I took my hair out, a number of people didn’t believe that my curly hair was real. Eeesh, in fact, I think some of thought I had lost my hair…..er….different story. ANY who…

OMG, so much talky-talky! I jumped ahead to 1:54 which is where the tutorial really starts. You can either have damp hair or dry hair (which you’ll need to use product) to do this style. If you’re short on time, just to 5:00 and take it from there.

Picture of my hair after I pin curl it:

When you pin curl your hair, do you do it this way or with a curling iron?

Hair Tutorial – Day Seven – Hair Rat

Thank goodness for Fleur! She has a fabulous website where she shares her vintage knowledge and provides lots of authentic vintage & retro fashion inspiration, plus styling tips, recipes, events and other fab things.

Here’s what she has to say about her video:

“My second ever vintage hair tutorial, this time it’s 40s style faux / bumper bangs! Not quite as big as Dita von Teese’s (or her icon Carmen Miranda) but better for those not quite as brave! It could also work for a 50s, Bettie Page style look and it’s a perfect pinup girl style. Look out for the comedy fumble at the beginning!”

I love that she calls bobby pins “curvy grips.” Oh those English, they are so charming!

I think I’ll be spending some time on this one. I’d really like to be a master of the rat tail (hehehe). I dig the look! More on this later!!

Hair Tutorial โ€“ Day Two โ€“ Bandanna

What a surprise, my hair is kinda greasy. I should probably cover that up. But however shall I do that? I know – with a bandanna!!

This girl is totally darling and actually moves through this at a reasonable pace. Don’t let the fact that the video is in Spanish inhibit you. She is super clear on her instructions. ๐Ÿ˜€

If for some reason you feel like “No!! I have to hear the words describing what I’m supposed to do!!!!” Then you can check this out:

I’d fast forward to about 2:06 if you’re going to watch this. She’s putting her hair in a ponytail, forward bun thing if you get to there.

Enjoy!!

Betsey Johnson shoes on Overstock

The other day I was looking all over the web for a winter coat (read about it here) and while on Overstock I stumbled upon some gorgeous Betsey Johnson shoes. I’ve been having a secret love affair with Betsey for the past two year and I can’t seem to get her out of my head. Luckily, she’s pricey enough that I can only splurge on some of her goodies every once and a while.

Some shoes that tickle my fancy:
Betsey Johnson Lefty Brown ($116.47)Betsey Johnson Lefty Brown

Betsey Johnson Kipp Black/Fusian Satin ($97.05)Betsey Johnson Kipp Black/Fuchsia Satin
Betsey Johnson Adair Black Snake ($142.45) 2 other colors available
Betsey Johnson Adair Black Snake

Betsey Johnson Bosy Black/Red ($103.52)Betsey Johnson Bosy Black/Red

Betsey Johnson Never Blue Suede ($116.47)

Betsey Johnson Never Blue Suede

Betsey Johnson Azura Black Snake ($129.41)

Betsey Johnson Azura Black Snake

Betsey Johnson Madeline Black Leather ($110)Betsey Johnson Madeline Black Leather
Betsey Johnson Whisper Brown Suede ($72.99)

Betsey Johnson Whisper Brown Suede(Size 8 M)
Betsey Johnson Clovis Black Multi ($103.52)

Betsey Johnson Clovis Black Multi