That being said, I want to show you my most recent Big Hair Adventure, because I'm actually proud of it.
I was looking through old vintage photos and ads recently, and kept running across the most fabulous "Hair Fantasies" of the 1960s. Ladies 50 years ago really knew how to sculpt their hair, and the height they achieved rivaled the hair hoppers of the 18th c. and then some. How did they do it? With the teasing comb and hairspray of course, but more importantly, with hair pieces. Big ones.
|These images are from The Hair Hall of Fame blog - http://thehairhalloffame.blogspot.com/search/label/1960s|
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|Experiment #1 - looks good in front, but nothin' going on in back|
|FatRat with wig clips sew on both sides, to attach it securely to the wiglet cap, which is made of net.|
|A smaller, longer rat.|
|The FatRat placed on the crown of the head. There's a lot of hair pulled forward that will be smoothed over this rat|
|Look at the height you can get when the hair is pulled over the rat, and it can get higher and higher as you like|
|Late-night photos, no makeup, but look at the hair - my own hair is blended in to the front, over the poof|
|Blending is more difficult on the sides because I have so little there, but backcombing, smoothing, and spraying is the trick.|
|Tendrils down the back. Adding some clip-on rolls will make a big difference, I think.|