I think vintage style hair is pretty, and feminine. After watching a bunch of hair tutorials on vintage styles. The one thing that I have noticed is that in order to get the look it takes a long time, at least by todays standards, oh mine anyway. Pin curls take quite a while to do, then you should really sleep on them. Even with a curling iron doing one inch sections of your hair and securing each curl take a bit of time. Well, for me who is truly curling iron challenged it took like 45 min of my time and then I was only able to get half of my head to work. So vintage style hair is quite a bit of work.
I would love to have Betty bangs, do the perfect pin curl brush out, and make victory rolls that stay. Not only am I challenged with technique I am also a bit scared to actually wear it out of the house. I am afraid that there is a little cartoon bubble over my head with “POSER” in it following me every where. Friday I did wear a bandanna to work with an up-do that was vintage inspired. Of course someone noticed and asked if I was trying for a Chola look or for Rosie the Riveter look. I gave a deep sigh and said that it was a vintage look. I was then asked why? There is no why just like there is no and then. I wanted to, was the snappy comeback that I had.
So I guess I do have that poser bubble after all. I wonder if it changes colors to go with my outfit for the day. You would think that at 40 I would be so over that “what everyone things about me” bullshit… sadly I am not. Most days I don’t let it bother me but for some reason this whole vintage style is something that I am not willing to commit to, because of what everyone else will think. I guess what I will have to do is at least once a week do something that I feel is vintage to my hair. I already do my makeup with a wing liner and the right colors. I love this look, have for a quite a while now. I am able to embrace the make up but why is the hair so hard for me? This weeks look will be an up-do with some sort of big bangs. Maybe I will even get brave and try a victory roll.
What have you changed that you had to start doing it slowly? Did it work? What did people around you think about the change?