WHAT IT IS- as the name suggests, this is a vintage hairstyling challenge. There are no winners or losers, no best or worst. Fun and inspiration are the 'name of the game'. When I say 'vintage' I mean 20s to 70s, and pretty strictly too. Sorry but 80s and 90s don't count. Actually I'm not sorry at all. They don't count as vintage TO ME so they're not included here.
WHY IT IS- because I can. Because I'm lazy with doing my hair. And there's lots of vintage styles that I've never done. I know there are lots of vintage enthusiasts out there who are really creative and I want to see what you can do!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE- anyone and everyone. If you don't have your own blog to post photos on, never fear! Simply email me your pics and I'll post them here on my blog for you.
HOW IT WORKS- the challenge takes place over 5 days, with one styling challenge per day. I'll issue the challenge each day here on my blog, and participants will respond with their resultant photos on their own blog (hopefully daily but when you're busy, as time permits).
As mentioned above, if you don't have your own blog I'll do a separate post for you here on my blog. Just leave me a comment with your email address advising that you'd like to participate and I'll get in contact with you.
Each day there will be a different challenge with a different 'set of rules'. That's all I'm going to tell you!
DAY ONE - THE CHALLENGE
Today, I'm giving you the following items and let's see what you come up with. Any era 20s to 70s is fine, any kind of style is acceptable.
1. 6 bobby pins
2. hairspray (any amount, any kind)
3. brushes and combs, as required
4. one styling aid (can be anything, but only ONE)
5. one decorative piece (again can be anything, but only ONE)
These are the items I've chosen to use today, and I'm going to create a 1940s look. For my styling aid I'm using a hair rat, and my decorative piece is a silk scarf. I made the hair rat from my own hair but it looks very black because of the nets I've used on it. Too bad, I'm gonna try it anyway because I've been keen to do this look for quite a while.
And I'm pretty happy with the result!
I'm wearing a late 40s/early 50s cotton dress which zips up the front. The belt was rescued from an 80s dress which I had to throw out.
The shoes are contemporary but were thrifted for cheap.
50s repro. cats eye rhinestone sunnies borrowed from my stock.
Hair close up. This is only the third time I've ever done faux bangs so I'm pleased with the result. Using a silk scarf was difficult as it kept slipping so the sides weren't as neat as I'd have preferred.
Accessorising with a 40s Czech beaded evening bag.
This vintage sterling and sapphire ring is also borrowed from my stock, and is the closest one I have to my grandmothers engagement ring. She was married in 1945.
Below is a sterling and onyx ring, no reason for
using this other than it matches and I like it.
Trying to show my 50s crinoline here..it took me a while to find one that I was happy with, so, no, it's NOT getting sold!
I wanted to do ringlets at the back as well, but as I'd used my challenge quota, I had to settle for damped-down natural curls.