Friday, March 9, 2012

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V69: Vintage 1920s/30s Hair Clip Results and Photos

Yesterday I played around with some vintage hair waving clips I picked up at Sacramento Antiques last month.  Remember these?...

1930s aluminum hair waving clips, and dog hair.
I used them on one side of my part, and did finger waves on the other, to see how each side would compare.  Here is the side with the clips:

The side with the vintage wave clips - made pretty tight waves, but if they were placed further apart, it would be a softer wave.  This took all four clips to wave on this side.
Here is the side with the finger waves:

The side with the finger waves.  I was proud of m finger waves when they were wet and clipped in place, but as soon as I combed them out my hard work mostly went. :-\
I was really pleased with how the clipped side came out, and how well the waves stayed in the hair.  The finger waves mostly combed out.

I haven't done any vintage style photos lately, so I thought I'd revive that interest, and make a slightly more interesting blogpost than just snapshots.  I hope you like :-)

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25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous-- would you do a post on how you used the clips?

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    1. Yes, I will do a quick little tutorial soon

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  2. Well done! I have a collection of Deco hair waving items, but only *one* of those clips. And that's a pity, because I too find that they do a good job of waving.

    Beautiful photos, too. Really lovely.

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    1. They really are pretty effective. Four isn't nearly enough, let alone just one

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  3. Before I read the post, when I first just glanced at the pictures, I seriously thought these were antique photos of someone! I would say you nailed it! :)

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  4. The waves are wonderful, as are the photos. Any chance they have such things now?

    Very best,

    Natalie

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    1. I haven't found anything like the spring-loaded wave clips made today, but they do have these available at beauty supply stores: http://www.jinnysmall.com/product_images/v/725/pg-32-Weave4__68102_zoom.gif

      Not quite the same thing, they're used for holding the ridges in finger waves, and do a pretty good job of it, but they don't create the wave itself.

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  5. Fabulous! They look so much simpler than fingerwaves and marcel wavers. I've got to keep my eye out for those treasures. Also, I scrolled down the entire post looking for your result photos, and then realized those pictures I thought were of a deco starlet was you!

    xoxo
    Solanah

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    1. Solanah, you will loooove these, and I'm sure you'll find some in your vintage travels. They are a lot easier than the other methods, and so much better than heat styling, for your hair.

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  6. You should bring one of those down to Gaskells next month so I can take a closer look at it. I'd like to see if it would be possible for me to make reproductions at work.

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    1. Remind me and I'll pop one into my bag. I'd check patents for them, before reproducing them, though. You already know that :-)

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  7. The photos are absolutely AMAZING!!! You truly captured the look and style of the bygone photographie!!!

    Sabine

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  8. Lovely! Was that your camera or your computer that made those awesome photos? Must...get...hands...on...that...program....! The wavers really did work well didn't they!

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    1. No, not the camera, but what was done in post, in Photoshop. I use Lightroom, then Photoshop, and Silver FX within Photoshop, and then a combination of various hand-done effects, like creating the soft focus, the scratches and knicks, the dirt splatters, subtle fading and color changing. It takes a little while to do each one, and lots of studying of original old photos, and really looking to see all the ways they've been damaged over the years.

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  9. would you do a post on how you used the clips?

    +10000! It's thery intresting!!!

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    1. Yes, I will do a post soon on how to use the clips

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  10. Such a beautiful hairstyle (: Looks really good !

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  11. I wish they still made them as it is I tend to resort to lots of product and 'short hair' (thin) straighteners and bobby pins to create waves...and they ever look authentic like yours do.

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  12. These seem amazing... I think I'm going to hunt second hand shops and markets hoping to find them...

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  13. I cant believe the waves!... but mostly, I cant believe the photos, "vintage" styled photos usually come across as corny and overdone, but yours are so delicate and beautiful.

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  14. The photos you took were taken with old cameras or they were edited in photoshop?
    if you used photoshop, you could teach us how to do effects in a tutorial?
    thanks.

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