I love vintage cloths and vintage hairstyles. You don’t much in the way of sumptuous fabrics and elaborate hair in modern style, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use those elements, and not look like you’re going to a costume party.
This morning I watched a bit of the new season of Downton Abbey and my first thoughts were “How could Matthew bring another girl home?!” And “Ooohh….I like that velvet. And that lace. And that hair! I want that hair!”
Of course we don’t all have a lady’s maid waiting on us hand and foot to lace and button us into stunning gowns or weave our hair into beautiful coifs. (If I did, I probably would have her too busy washing dishes and putting away laundry. The chores I hate!) but that doesn’t mean we have to do without a little Edwardian glamour.
So, with this in mind, off I trot to youtube, the rabbit’s hole of “how do I….” questions and found several tutorials for Edwardian hair styles. But I found that a lot of these tutorials are pretty elaborate and not suited for everyday use. So I came up with the style shown above that took a grand total of 2 minutes and 2 bobby pins and an elastic band to complete.
And this is how: First, I just combed out my hair (mine falls in a slight side part) and put it in a loose ponytail. At the base of the ponytail, just above the elastic, use your hands to divide the hair in two. Then take the ponytail and flip the end up and through the hole, that will give you the roll look, and the end of the ponytail will be left hanging down your neck. From there, take the rest of the ponytail and tuck it back up into the roll, securing it with a couple of bobby pins. Voila! You are now ready to be the Lady Mary of the grocery store or school pick up line 😉
What do you think? What are your favorite vintage hair styles?