Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Setting Pattern Fun: Hedy Lamarr

Howdy! I have been missing this year, haven't I?

Well, this is my first blog post, as promised in my recent tutorial. A friend on facebook sent me some images from a 1952 Hairstyling book , which I think is called '10 Hollywood Hairstyles' by Arlene Dahl. I found very little info online about the source. But I found the setting patterns really fun and interesting looking, especially since the styles were accomplished using different methods than I would have used myself. So I decided to try one, using the setting pattern described, for a Hedy Lamarr inspired style.

Here is the video:

Here is the image for the setting pattern:

And here is my version, on longer hair. I feel that the top setting is a bit off, since the photo shows that the front hair lays relatively flat and stand up pin curls don't really lend themselves to a flat wave. I think a flat upward-facing pin curl would be a better option, personally:

Anyway, I promised to provide you with the other scanned setting patterns and haircut advice for these looks. Have fun trying them!

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