It's time for school pictures again. There are a few things to think about when choosing a hairstyle for a photo shoot. First of all, the back of the head obviously isn't going to be seen, so any style that looks amazing from the back but not the front is not a good choice. I prefer down-dos rather than updos because they tend to frame the face better, in my opinion. I also like seeing how long Belle's hair is from year to year in her portraits since it has changed in length so much over the years. I think the person's face should be what draws attention in a portrait, and that the hair should complement the face, rather than draw attention away. That is why I choose simple styles with few or small embellishments rather than large flowers and bows. Here is Belle's picture day hair for this year. It is a hawser twist done like a half dutch braid (adding hair from only one side) with the bang section of hair.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
updo.) The curls are soft and pretty. I have tried putting them on dry hair, and even after sleeping the whole night, they do not hold very long. It is best to use them in damp hair with some sort of product in it like mousse. Even then the curls will not last as long as rag curls. The best thing about Curlformers is that they are the fastest way to curl hair I know of (if you don't count the time you have to leave them in). They are faster than rollers, rags, or curling irons, and of course it's better for your hair to choose a no heat option.
There are a few cons. Sometimes they hurt a bit putting them in because the hair can get pulled too tight on the hook and with the rubber ends of the curlers. Also, if you try to use too big of a section of hair, you can get the hair and hook stuck in the middle of the tube. Curlformers are very expensive! When I first heard of them, I was excited to try them out until I discovered how much they cost. You can buy a whole kit for a somewhere around $60 or so, but I don't remember really how much. I elected to get a refill pack and a hook to start of. The refill pack has only 6 curlers. I think it was about $13 or so... I waited until I had a really good coupon, and I got them at half price. Then several months later I bought another six with another good coupon. I am gradually building up my supply.
Belle does not complain about them while she is sleeping when there are only a few, but I think she may have a hard time with a whole head full of them all night. I can't sleep with anything in my hair, personally.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Dorothy hairstyle. (This is a nice finished style for a regular day.)
For a more everyday look, after I took these photos, I undid the whole thing, brushed it through (especially to settle down my bangs), and twist the sides in one step instead of two, and without trying to get the extra volume.