Saturday, September 25, 2010

famous women with gorgeous hair.

I have posted this because hair was an entirely different world from the 40's to the 60's. I'm particularly partial to the 50's era, so i posted a few famous women with gorgeous hair. Now, i know many ladies out there want to imitate these styles, and some just can't wrap their minds around how to even approach the styles themselves. I totally understand, we've all been there. To begin with, these fancy females had lots of bucks to spend on fancy tools and fancy people to help them do their hair to look so gosh darn fancy. All the other workin' women had to make do with what they had. Necessity is the mother of invention, right? check this out, my great grandmother told me that she hadn't even seen a set of rollers until she was 30 or 40 years old. She and her ladyfriends would cut up tin cans and make their own, or just use pincurls. RAD. And also very uncomfortable. 
Hair length is also a thing many people walk right past-many many women had relatively short hair. Anywhere between pixie to shoulder length. The cut has much to do with how your hair will turn out as well, there were strategic layers so waves and curls would hold and mold easily. Didn't think it was so complicated, ya? trust me, it isn't. with lots of practice and many frustrating moments, you will reach the mighty awesomeness of the most gorgeous hair ever land!
Audrey Hepburn

Jayne Mansfield

Mamie Van Doren

Elizabeth Taylor

Rita Hayworth

Marilyn Monroe

Bettie Page

Jane Russel

1 comment:

  1. You left out my favorite--Lauren Bacall. Oh, and we need to chat about my mermaid. . .