A tumblr called‘Pinuprdj’ has curated some very funny images of Robert Downey Jr, as pinup girls. The creator explains, “Vintage pinups are the pinnacle of art. Robert Downey Jr. is the pinnacle of sexy. It’s not rocket science”.
I’ll be honest, I still haven’t bought into prepping my hair, curling it, and using products, but over the last month, clearly most of these gals prep, tease, curl, and use product and the results are solid. I find that when I haven’t washed my hair in a while, or if I’ve been keeping my hair in pin curls, I don’t tend to need product anyways. Anyone else in the same boat?
This also reminds me that I need to find a great colorist here in San Francisco. I know there are lots of them, but who is going to be my go-to-gal? Any suggestions? He/She needs to have already colored hair like mine….I’d prefer not to train another one.
These are quite possibly the largest victory rolls I’ve ever seen. Enjoy!!!
So if you’ve been following along, you’ve probably noticed that I keep Asheley Marie‘s hair tutorials. I love the final product, but I do think she could be more concise and have her videos move along at a fast clip. What do you think?
Holy wow! Jump to 2:40 if you just bopped around through the video. I’ve never seen anyone tease their hair so it looks like that. Daaaang!!
Ok, I also need to throw this out there: I’m literally in awe of her process. Wow. Honestly, I’ve never put this much time or effort into my victory rolls, and now I feel like I should….at least once! Wow wow wow. Is it just me, or are you amazed by her as well?
Some friends of mine are getting married tomorrow and I’m really excited to get to play “Dress Up.” I have a fun dress to wear, but in Jo fashion, I need to do something exciting with my hair. After stumbling upon this hair tutorial, I decided this was the one for me :D
I’ll be honest, I don’t know if I can do it, but luckily I have a full day to figure out how to make this work. Pictures coming soon!
Yes, it’s a long video and I’d say you could safely fast forward through it about 30 seconds at a time until you found what you were looking for. You also can stop watching at the 9 minute mark, and/or jump back in around 12:40 to watch her put an enormous bow in her hair.
Quick run down: section hair off by making a square on the top of your head (for your enormous swirl), put hair in pony tail, and then curl everything. Jump to 3:15.
In general, her motto is: curl it, hairspray it, tease it, hairspray it, pin it, and hair spray it again!
It’s sooooo beeg! (yes, I purposely spelled it that way)
Ladies, ladies, ladies! This might be one of my favorite videos! Well…..let me be specific. I love what the end product looks like and how quickly she whips through how she does what she does. I don’t like that the music is so loud and frantic, but thank goodness for my mute button!
Now I need to find a snood! Have a gorgeous Friday!!!
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?
Save yourself the time and start at 1:52. This is a super fast and easy hair style and that will definitely make it into my hair style rotation. You’ll need medium to long hair to do this.
I think if you you can do a number of different things with this style once you are comfortable with the technique. Play around with it a little bit and let me know how you modify this to make it work for you. Mini french twist in the back? A hair rat in the front?
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!!