Hello dears! With the advent of Spring, and a new year of singing ahead us, it was time for me to lop off my medium length locks, and go for a new middy-plus 1940s haircut! I began considering a new cut not long after Christmas time, but only lightly considering the idea. However as the months have drawn on, my mind began to slowly come to a decision. It helped too when I realized how much better it would be to getting rid of my lighter ends–not that I don’t like them, I actually think they add interest and depth to just about every hairstyle I come up with. However, when I considered our singing work, I couldn’t help but cringe at the thought my ombre hair. However popular it may be today, ombre hair was not the bees knees in our grandmothers’ hay-day. So off it came. Ready to see the new do?
“That’s supposed to be a 1940s style haircut? Um, Jessica…”
Hehee-hee! No, that is not a 1940s vintage style, but it is a true vintage middy-plus haircut. What’s throwing you for a loop is all those un-curled, naturally wavy layers, making it look like a late 70s feathering job. You should have seen me when I first stepped out of the hair salon and into the warm afternoon sunshine–I practically skipped to the car, feeling the breeze pass through my strands as I went, reveling in how good it felt to have my short length back! I even enjoyed the 70s vibe, even though it was anything but the prim ‘n’ proper curly style I like to keep it in. It was simply enjoyable not having to care about messing up any arranged curls, or keeping my part line neat. I was happy to be foot loose and fancy free. Literally! 😉
My 70s feathered look lasted only for the daylight hours. After that, I took my hair more seriously, and began experimenting with my new layers and mystifying bangs with a new pin-curl set.
The pictures above show a simple set of pin curls, with hardly any variations as to the direction the curls were going. Beginning on my left side I pinning them with the curl going towards to my right side, until I got to the right side of my head. On the right side I curled my hair in the opposite direction (left) away from my face. Having my bangs hair curled away from my face created the cute little loops around my temples in the picture below. I have been having so much fun experimenting with pin curling bangs, and I hope to have a tutorial or two lined soon in regards to that topic, so stay tuned! If you want to learn how to curl your hair like how I did mine for this post, you can check that tutorial out by clicking here.
Oh, I really could say it all day long, but I’ll save you the bore with one more exclamation over the fact that there really is nothing like the feel of short hair! It may take longer to get it styled just right with pin curls as apposed to putting it up in a bun or braids, but it depends on how you like to care for your hair. If you’re like me, I’d rather take about half an hour every third night of the week to curl it, so that I can wake up the next two to three days having only to give it a fluff from my brush and voilá! All done. Simple as that. Just the kind of simple I like best. 🙂
What new thing have you done to your hair recently?
Are you going to get a new cut for the Spring and Summer months?
What’s your favorite way to wear your hair in the warmer months of the year?
Love to you all!
Jessica, the Eldest Sister and Singer