It’s been a long time since my last post and I apologise for this. It’s been a busy first part of the year and Betsy and I are trying to pace ourselves.
One of the things we get asked about are the products and tools that we use. This month I am going to show you what I depend on to create vintage hairstyles.
The myth is that you need a lot of tools and products, I say rubbish. I use 2 combs, 1 brush, 1 hairspray, a set of tongs I have owned since I was 20, hot rods, a triple barrel iron and a miniature crimping iron. I also use 3 different types of grips and 2 types of pins. I do like a hair shine to give a vintage finish but I am yet to find the perfect one. I always have pincurl clips and metal section clips to hand for the all important fingerwave. I depend on just one brand of hairspray and in 25 years of hair styling I am yet to find one better. I also use a gel spray and setting lotion which have proved reliable when creating looks for the theatre.I also like a dry shampoo and although I have tried cheaper versions, the original that I used in my school days is still the best brand.
Recently I purchased a blow dryer with a brush attached, first used in the 1970s but currently making a come back. This has been particularly helpful when working in our pop up parlours and has also been a bonus since I had a fringe cut in at Christmas.
Let us know what products and tools you like to use.
Next time Betsy will share which brushes and make up she likes to use.
Thanks for listening.