Teaching is a rewarding and stimulating profession – but glamorous it most certainly is not! That’s why I love pin-up girl style; it is just fantasy escapism and a fun transformation, so different from my day job!
I was never really a girly-girl when I was younger, so this was the first time I’d styled someone else’s hair. To start with, I put lots of mousse through the hair and let it dry. The top of section of Mone’s hair was pin-curled for a higher wave at the front (this is so much easier when it’s not your own hair!). Then I just curled the rest of her hair without pinning but keeping the curls tight. Mone has the best hair for vintage hairstyling – it’s incredibly thick! After all the hair had cooled, I got Mone to run her fingers through her hair to break up the curls. I brushed out the bottom sections and then backcombed the top sections of her hair to create a high wave. To finish, I blasted hairspray to keep everything in place. I was so pleased with the result – I think she was too!
Well I thought that was it – but no, we needed a dress! One of my dresses from a previous shoot was hanging in my living room, so I suggested Mone should try it on. Now Mone is the perfect pin-up shape – an exaggerated hourglass. The swing dress she tried on fit like a dream (better than the fit on me?!), showing off her nipped-in waist. Mone added a bright red lip to finish off the look. There you go – from educator to enchantress!
Pleased with our work, we headed out for some cocktails at The Redan in Wokingham – what a treat!
I hope you enjoyed the experience Mone – I’d love to try other styles with you!
If you’d like to dip your toe into the vast ocean of pin-up and vintage styling, please let me know – I’d love to style other people.