Re: hairstyles from 1950's for long haired actresses
- I have this problem too- I have long hair.
I can't remember what it was called, but I used some hair toys to
make it look like I had a bob. The toys were wire which was about 2
feet long covered with 3 feet of fabric (kind of like scrunchies). I
sandwitched my hair between two, pulled them down to the bottom of
my hair, and started rolling. When I got to the nape of my neck I
took the long ends and wraped them over my head, twisting the ends
into a rosette. It looked like I had a bob and a head band. It was a
very convincing bob- I had a friend yell at me because she thought I
cut my hair. 8-)
Grrr. And I can never describe the process quite right. And I don't
have a single picture. But I would be willing to draw picts, five
more detail, ect. if this makes any sense.
And if anyone can remember what those hair things were called, they
win. I owned some and even made a few. 8-P
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> ALOHA: I am costuming GUYS AND DOLLS in Hawaii for a high schoolprogram.
> Here, many of the teenage girls are hula dancers and grow theirhair out
> VERY long and they have VERY thick hair. Even though I am thecostumer, not
> the hair and makeup person, I always give some thought to how thecostumes
> will look authentic to the time period and how hair styles willlook, also.
> I know in the 1950's, women really didn't wear this super long,waist length
> hair. The thick hair on these girls will be difficult to styleand I think
> would even be hard to put on top of their heads to use wigs, whichwe don't
> have a big budget for anyways. Yesterday, I tried a French Rolland a neck
> bun on our actress playing the Mission worker (Sarah) and she hada HUGE
> lump of hair which didn't look attractive. I want to try sometype of
> braids wrapped on top of her head, but my fellow costumer thinksthis might
> look too Heidi. Any ideas of photos of wrapped up braids or otherstyles
> that might work for this problem? I've spent HOURS on theinternet looking
> at photos of famous 1950's movie stars, the longest they woretheir hair was
> an inch or two below the shoulders. Thanks for the help. Poppyon Kauai
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