Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Quick Curly Top Tupney Style.


Hullo Girls and Boys, Tupney here!

Today’s witterings will almost certainly not be of any interest to the men folk, so if you be a fella  (?) I tells ya look away now and go do some tinkering in the shed, build walls, read a newspaper or fiddle with an engine, as I'm about to talk about hair styling (groan!). You can, of course, stay and have a chuckle at the silly photos, if you like....

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Well my girlie-wigs, I had my barnet cut on Monday and I decided not set it after the chop like I normally would (shock, horror!). Why? Well I wanted to have a nice curly top ready for the weekend’s happenings, so instead I did a bit of experimental hair twirling- otherwise known as pin curling to normal people!

Thankfully, but also annoyingly I have a lot of hair (My hair dresser says it grows like a bush- haha!) and the mere thought of pin curling my whole noggin fills me with dread, and in my desperation (I absolutely hate my normal hair by the way) I decided to pin curl just the front, then went to Bedfordshire.

Well anyway, I was quite pleased with the results and thought I would share the 'how to' as it takes no time at all, is fairly 40’s-ish and it also might help you out on those ‘cant be bothered days’ too!

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So you will need:

*A head, with hair- preferably a female one with shoulder length or longer hair. I got my fringe cut to my nose, which actually I was a bit worried about as I thought my nose was longer, but thankfully you can still work with a 6 inch fringe!
*A comb and your favourite brush.
*Kirby grips.
*Dinkie curlers  (in the end I used some rollers for the stubborn bits!)

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Notes: I'm working with bone dry, clean hair. Naturally the results would be a lot crisper and longer lasting if done on towel dried hair, spritzed with setting lotion!

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1. Just one to show what I'm working with!
2.Section the back from the front, separating from your ear straight up to your parting on both sides.
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 3. Pull back the back and roll upwards...
4. ..and Pin!
Notes: if you want better curls, make the sections smaller, like you would if you were pin curling properly!
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5.The finished roll...(hehe nearly crossed eyes in this one!)
6. Start sectioning off the front sides and rolling the pincurls up towards you parting- I made three on each side...
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7. At the top make about four or five more pin curls, rolling either towards, or away from you parting depending on if you want a wave or would rather a roll!
8. The finished setting. You may be able to get away without the dinkies.
 Note: I have used dinkies on the very top- adding a couple of extra due to my new very short layers and heavy hair.
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Now go off, have a shower, go to bed, waste time on the Internet, or if you are like me... get dressed!
In other words leave it for a while!
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THE BRUSH OUT.

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1.Brush all the left hand curls together- brushing up and out and smoothing the ends, then leave for the time being. Do the same on the other side.
2. Start brushing the top, pulling upwards and again, smoothing the ends.
Don't worry, the clown look wont last for long!

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3.Brush the very front curls right back, then push back with whichever hand your brush isn't in. This should form the wave.
4. Still with your other hand holding the wave, keep combing and pulling until you get the desired look/ wave, then pin. If you have done this on dry hair you may need some brylcreem to smooth out the frizz!
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5. Go back to the side parts and start backcombing- just enough to give you a little 'stay'. If you want more body in the side swishes (That's a technical term!!!) then keep on backcombing!

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6. After backcombing keep each side piece in your hand and comb over a finger (not the chocolate variety!) to form an end curl and pin near the curl.
7. Brush out the back (I just kept on brushing downwards. I didn't bother to brush any of the curls back in.) Oh and my whole left arm seems to have disappeared- I was actually brushing if you see the mirror's reflection!


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8. With your fingers push down towards your face.
Spray with some hair spray and then admire your new hair-do

Yes I know. I didn't get a very good picture of the end result.... I had quite a nice front wave too- bloomin' typical! My excuse is that I was rushed for time!

So there you have it...
Tuppy's quick curly top!

Cheerio All
Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

15 comments:

  1. What a great tutorial! I can't wait until my hair is longer and I can try this out :)

    xo,
    Em

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  2. Great post, I can't wait to try something similar out! Thank you for being so detailed, it should be really easy to follow :)
    xox

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  3. Ohh, I am trying this!! Thank you! I've gotten a bit lazy about setting my locks this summer (I too am blessed with thick hair it takes an age to neatly pincurl), but this looks very do-able ;)

    Just wondering, is your hair naturally wavy, like in that first picture? (If so, lucky girl, it looks gorgeous in the "before" picture, too!)

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    1. Sort of- I have a perm to help my normal sets! I’m not sure how I would cope without one- it certainly does make them last longer. Though in that picture I probably still had the leftover curl from the day before!

      T x

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  4. That looks fab! My hair is far to long, thick, curly for anything.... it has a mind of it's own!!! I haven't used brylcreem for years, does it work on frizz? :)

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  5. Very nice set! And you look lovely!

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  6. Gorgeous, I must have a go at this, if my hair will take it. Do peroxide and pin curls get along?

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  7. Wonderful Tups, the secrets of your fabulous locks revealed! My hair is always a frizzy nightmare when its curled so I am definitely going to give the brycreem a try :)

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  8. Nice style. I never pin curl my whole hair, having looked into it I've found pretty OK 40s, 50s and 60s looks which involved ends and front only! Haha how lazy of me, but if it looks good I'm happy!

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  9. So happy to find out your secret to gorgeous 40s hair, will definitely be doing this! x

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  10. What a great tutorial!! Thanks! :)

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  11. Completely lovely hairstyle. I really like the amount of volume in the back and how endlessly versatile a look like this is. Thanks so much for taking us through the steps with you.

    ♥ Jessica

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Ta very much for your messages folks!

Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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