A few of you have asked how I did my hair in the Cherries Jubilee post. I had slept in pillow rollers. Mine are from Goody, they're white with rectangular foam centers and wire ends to bend. I also use the good ol' pink sponge rollers, but pillows are easier to sleep on and give a more natural looking curl. I usually spray my hair with Aussie Hair Insurance, and if needed I'll use Paul Mitchel Super Sculpt as a setting gel.
Depending on how long I've had the rollers in, sometimes I still have to sit under the dryer for about a half hour when I wake up. My hair is all one length and thick. You can find the domed table top style dryers and bonnet dryers cheap at yard sales and such. They're also on ebay and new versions can be found at Sally Beauty Supply, Amazon, and sometimes Walmart and the like.
This shows the length of my hair at the time of this waved set. It was a few inches longer for the cherry do. I had just cut it here, that's my natural wave just scrunched, and a few victory rolls. Wow, I look like a ghost here... did I forget my blush?!
Here you'll see a *lovely* makeup-less me sporting my pillows, along with some vintage fingerwave clips. For a normal set I'd have pillow rollers where the wave clips are. My hair was about shoulder length at this time, and it really shrinks up after curling.
I woke up at about 5 AM and couldn't take those wave clips any longer! I looked in the mirror and thought, wow... my hair looks awesome, I'd better take a picture! LOL! This was after a fresh color job as well. See how much it shrinks?! If I wanted to keep this look I would bobby pin the curls to my head and not brush them out. The lovely Miss Iris has a new video on how to do the 20's-30's look by pinning curls close to the head to look like a bob, and I will post that here as well.
Here it is brushed out, (curls only, not the waves!) You'll hafta click to enlarge.
I'm sporting a vintage skirt with Scotties on it, and vintage blouse. There's that $3 Charlotte Russe sweater again. I didn't know you could see my shirt thru it till I saw the pics. Oh well!
Here's another version, no wave clips this time... same roller set. I was trying (AGAIN) to do the Vivien Leigh/Scarlett raised eyebrow. I just look rediculous and mean when I do it. So I photoshopped a bit. Wish my hair looked this red all of the time!Where's the red? LOL~
This was a set with the large pink sponge rollers. My hair was past my bra strap when I did this. It's pretty but doesn't look as vintage, too spirally. That's why I prefer it shorter. Besides, it takes for-ev-ah to dry when it's this long, which is how it is right now.
As promised, here is Iris! This video is adorable. Enjoy!