This week’s hair tutorial is one of the ways I like to style my hair after it has been set in sponge rollers. I know that not many of you have the same length of hair as I do, but this is one of those hair styles I think everyone will be able to do! So have a go at it!
After your hair has been curled (my hair sets best if it is in all night and sometimes through the morning) carefully take out the sponge rollers. Now don’t touch them just yet! If you have shorter hair like me, they should look like this…
Next you will need a nice long scarf. Mine was long enough to wrap around my head twice. If you can’t find one that long, then use a big square scarf (think Rosie the Riveter size) and use that. Ultimately you want to pull off a delicate, Regency-like turban with the use of the scarf.
For those of you with short hair, I want you to carefully use your fingers and gently finger comb the curls apart in nice easy strokes. I wouldn’t suggest fully combing them out though; just pull until you get near the ends and stop. This will kind of lock everything in place and you won’t have too many stray ends or frizzes.
Long haired ladies, remember what I said–don’t touch your hair yet! Why? Well, those of you with long hair will need to take each separate curl, and carefully roll it back up again only this time I want you to begin to pin it in a different place than where it was originally. Now pin the side of the curl that is up against your head and make sure you lock that bobby in place with another one to hold it securely. In a way you will criss cross them until it looks like a mass of smooth curls, and not sausages. But be careful to not go to the other extreme, making the locks frizzy. You want it to look more or less like this photo:
I like my hair to be very uniform, and have a nice round shape to it. But you don’t really have to worry about that too much, you just want it to be up and not hanging.
Okay. Here comes the scarf. Line up its middle with the back of your head, and begin to wrap the ends around to the front of your head.
Now tightly crisscross the the scarf where it meets in the middle on top of your head…
…and bring the ends down to the back of your head again. (Already you can see the Regency Turban.) Now tuck the ends into the folds of the middle of the scarf at the back of your head.
Make sure that you can’t see any ends for a nice clean look.
Now for both long and short haired ladies, I want you to carefully take a few of the curls on top of the scarf and pull them down over the scarf, just a little, mind. This creates a lovely soft look.
Now take two to four bobby pins and pin the sides of the scarf securely to your head. Try to hide them in the folds of the fabric.
And lastly, take a decorous pin or Lilla Rose hair clip and pin it just off to the side of the top twist of the scarf for a very romantic look.
Notice how I didn’t pull back the front locks of hair? This really adds the Regency affect instead of a more 1940’s Rosie the Riveter, whose hair is kept under the scarf. Young ladies with long hair, I believe you can pull this off too by not pulling your curls back all the way, and just simply tuck the ends into the scarf and pin them. This ought to work just fine.
And for those of you who are lacking in a nice silky scarf, I just thought that it would work quite well to use a scrap of cotton fabric for the turban. Cotton fiber has a nice stick to it and this will work almost better than a silk scarf to keep everything in place. And by all means, use whatever you have on hand. Be creative, explore, and style that long hair of yours into Regency loveliness! For more ideas you can go here, here or here.
Then again, everyone has a bad hair day, so for those of you who are not feeling the jive, little Muffy will party with you, tissues and all!
I got a little carried away and had a rather challenging face-making contest with Muffy. Ha ha! We both look so silly! ;P
I think I ought to share a secret with you all–Muffy goes after anything and everything that skitters across her path, so long as it is thin and papery. Tissues, leaves especially, and oh, how she loves birthdays and Christmas time–tissue paper galore! She basically pounces on them and rips them into shreds just as fast as she can. It’s terribly fun to watch!
“What? What did you say Sissy? You said there were more leaves out in the garden…?” ;D
CREDITS // Author: Jessica Boyer; Photography: Charlotte Boyer; Photos edited with VSCO Film Presets