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Friday, 20 August 2010

Robyn's Rockin Retro #3: Cheaters Pin-Up Hair

I'm sure we're all familiar with Rosie, yes?

Thank the Lawd and Baby Jesus for Rosie the Riveter because I am shit at hair. Thankfully, a couple of bobby pins and a bandanna have given me something to post about.

This is sooo easy to do, and if you can get the little curl at the front nice, then you can have a stab at doing pin-curls, no problem. All you need to do is section off the hair at the front of your hair and make sure it's all nice and smooth. Then making sure the ends stay tucked in, and that you don't let go, wrap the ends of your hair around two fingers and roll under, towards your hair. When you reach your head, twist the roll back on itself and pin in place! Done! You can do more than one but my hair is quite thin and doesn't look so good with two. And then you can do whatever the hell you want in the back - a french twist, a high pony tail, pigtails, whatever. The last pic is me attempting to do sort-of pin curls, but I started from a pony-tail which was a bit of a fail. Anyway, bung a bandanna on and you're set! Instant Rosie! I've been wearing this a lot lately - good for greasy hair, ha ha!

I also tried my hand at a pompadour, using this tutorial by ilovegerado on YT, who is freakin' awesome.

Anyway, I hated it. I look like a fucking egg. My head, as my lovely "friends" repeatedly tell me, looks like a thumb and I don't think this did me any favours. Still, it was pretty easy to do and it only took me 5 minutes if that. I think that if I had spent some more time I could have got it perfect. I also think that I should have done a higher pony.

I'll be doing another post documenting my troubles with pincurls and if I can face it, attempting to do some victory rolls. I *can* do them, but only if I don't have to go anywhere, and that is a fact. If I'm going out, then guaranteed they'll look like ass. Also going to be posting some retro-themed manis and a 60's look :D

Off gallavanting this weekend, see you soon!


  1. I've been playing around with my hair too!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  2. haha..I don't think it came out to bad..I am awful at hair I feel you on that..BUT Oh my GAWD those lashes are AWWESOME!!

  3. More retro YAAAAY!!! I need to try out that pincurl look but I am hopeless at hair :( I love retro hair do's - have you seen Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the cover of the new LOVE mag? It's very Jessica Rabbit and fabulous!

  4. I love your comment about your hair only looking good if you don't have to go anywhere. Why does it have to work that way?! LOL Your hair (and those lashes!) looks great!

  5. Love it!!! This has to be my most favourite hair style! Such a classic. I love Iris on Youtube too :)


  6. I seriously need to practise my retro hair... I'm bad at hair :(

    I love your Rosie hair :)

  7. I like the Rosie hair too. :)

  8. Oh no! I have the same problem with poufs, too. I think it's because our faces are so long, and that pile of poufy hair at the top doesn't help widen it :(

    But your curls are really cute! I just went back to burgundy and can't wait to start playing with it and styling it. Maybe this weekend... anyway, keep those styles coming!

  9. First time on here after having clicked on your link on MUG! Great blog, I liked your retro makeup and dresses!
    xx Mariella

  10. Love the pincurls! My hair is at that blah stage between haircuts and it's crying for attention! Maybe I'll give this a shot :)

  11. *bookmarks* I dont even know if I have enough hair to do this, but I want to try.

    And I'm sorry, but I couldnt resist cackling a bit at you calling your head an egg and a thumb XD even though it's not true!

  12. Gorgeous look! I love especially the first one :) x

  13. I don't think you look like an egg. I think it's cute and probably is one of those things you have to get used to seeing on yourself. Like I got used to wearing white liner on my water line. Thought I looked like a clown the first time, now I do it often. *shrugs*


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