Yay, It's my Birthday!
|My birthday outfit, a vintage find with Your One Stop Pinup Shop Yellow Double Roses + Bait Footwear Ida's|
Yep, it's my birthday and what better to share on my birthday than one of my favorite things: BIG HAIR! Because if we've said it once, we've said it a million times: the bigger the hair, the closer to God! We've had a few questions asking about where we get our hair accessories and about some more hair stylin' tips so, here we go, flowers + curls!
I have become addicted to these Double Rose Hair Flowers made by Bek who not only owns and operates Your One Stop Pinup Shop in Sydney + Brisbane, AU, but is the leading pinup photographer in Australia, seriously, what a talented lady. She sent these lovelies to me a while back and they're way overdue for a little write-up, especially since I wear one almost every day. (And I'm about to invest in more because I've had my eye on a couple, especially a pink one!)
These were the first hairpieces I've owned that come on a comb as opposed to a clip, and they made me realize that I FAR prefer a comb. If you pin them in with a bobby pin, they stay put ALL DAY. Also, the flowers are of amazing quality, I'm really hard on my hairpieces because I wear them so frequently and the petals get threadbare quickly, but not these! I've even had people ask me if they were real.
Hair flowers are the perfect way to finish off a hair style, vintage or otherwise. They're also great to stick in your hair on a lazy day OR as Amelia and I like to say "to put a flower on it" which basically means you've managed to get a half-decent hairstyle going but it still has some sort of flaw... that you then stick a flower on top of to hide. haha. Problem solved! Below is a way to get simple vintage-inspired curls to rock these flowers with!
Brushing Out a Wet SetI assume most people know how to throw in sponge curlers a/k/a a wet set but just in case:
- Start with slightly damp hair (but mostly dry) hair and work in some setting lotion, I use Paul Mitchell sculpting lotion
- Section your hair into manageable sections, pinning portions up to use after your finish one and move to the next
- Roll 1 inch to 3/4 inch pieces under onto the curlers. You rinse + repeat this process until your entire head is done.
- Tie your curler-bedazzled hair up into a scarf and head to bed!
- I'll admit, I curl my hair super loose, which is uncommon, but if I don't, my hair is disagreeable literally all day not matter how much I brush it out, because it's so ridiculously thick. When you're done, it will look something like this:
- Good morning, Sunshine! Wake up and remove all the curlers. Your curls will look piece-y, perhaps a bit frizzy, and sort if like a poodle.
- Take a brush, preferably a Denman brush, because the ends of the bristles are smooth and do not have the little balls on the end (this sentence probably made hair dressers everywhere cringe, but I don't know the technical term for those brushes, I think it's a "wet brush".) Anyways, the Denman, I have found, is the KEY to brushing out curls.
- Brush the ever-loving sh*t out of these curls. Don't yank your hair because that will damage it, just run a brush through it (I brush mine for about 20 minutes) until they're tamed, sort of guiding them into whatever style you're going for.
- To finish, I make a little bump with my bangs (since I'm still growing them out) and add one of my Double Rose Hair Flowers for a quick style. These steps, will look a little bit like this:
|Pinup Girl Clothing Ella Dress with Your One Stop Pinup Shop Red Double Roses|
Sorry if this was a bit confusing, it is my first time explaining a style in photos instead of a video. Here is a photo of Collin and I heading out to celebrate my birthday early, (on day 2 of this wet set, the setting lotion helps me rock them for about 3 days) because as you're reading this, I'm prepping for my Constitutional Law midterm... today... What a GREAT birthday present ; )