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Vintage hair

Pin curls and finger waves
I love doing vintage hair. There was a true art to the sculpting of pin curls and finger waves. A way with the hair that takes time and patience to achieve glorious hair sculptures. I have been doing a lot of research in to what practices were actually used in the 1940s and 1950s. I am continually fascinated by the looks achieved with a properly executed wet set. This is before rollers, before hot irons, before flat irons. Almost all hair was set wet with hair pins and then dried. After that the set was thoroughly combed out and then arranged in to the final style and then sprayed to stay for a week. The whole process might take as long as two hours to get fixed up properly.
This is something that is, sadly, missing from hairdressing. We no longer "dress" hair, we just curl it up with a curling iron and call it a day. I am working to bring back the vintage styles and the longer visits to the salon. I know with the fast pace of modern life there isn't always a spare two hours in a day to spend getting one's hair styled, but if we could do something to bring back the real artistry of hairdressing, I would be a happy girl. I am going to do my best to continue on the path of being a hair dresser, not just a stylist, by studying more of how things used to be done. Maybe I can get more people interested in these kind of styles.