Are you sick of the pink hair yet? No, me neither! Pink hair has a certain magic about it, I find it fascinating how people treat you differently, mostly positively. It’s like wearing a magic charm but prepare to be conspicuous. As a young boy at the Queenscliff Music Festival pointed out “Lady, they’ll never lose you in the crowd!”.
The lovely ladies at Wildilocks have been washing and setting my hair each week, so we’ve been trying different hairstyles – an advantage of long hair is that it gives you a lot more options. Last week we did a faux bob, by pinning the curls up, it was like having short hair again! I didn’t like it much as I’ve become used to a bit of height but this style certainly had that – behold the beehive!
That’s Larnie and Nellie admiring their handiwork – and oh boy do they deserve some credit. This style is the most work of any we’ve done – first Nellie spent about two hours back-combing it. Actually I was a bit scared, there was so much back-combing….then Larnie wrangled it all into big smooth curls and pinned it into place. A lot of bobby pins, but how fabulous does it look?
Yep. Pretty pleased with myself.
The oddest part was having it stick out the back – I’m used to high hair but back hair was odd, and it felt spongy from all the teased hair inside (an easier way to do this is with hair pieces, “rats” or other kinds of padding).
My hair is almost down to my waist now, so there’s a lot of hair in there! If you tease it more you can get it even higher.
It was amazing, and I have so much respect for the ladies of the ’60s who daily wore a beehive. I’m convinced they must have slept in them though, as undoing it all was a bit of a drama. I’d like to find a less time-consuming option and so I’m saving pink hair off my hairbrush so that I can make rats like our grandmothers did.
I can recommend this style for special occasions though, and it was great having it so neat and tidy. Thanks ladies! I’m looking forward to the next hairstyle.