Setting pattern Sunday is here again!
Last week brought me the June Allyson do, a very girlish innocent pageboy style that, frankly, I don't really like. I love the pageboy generally, there are some lovely ones out there, but this one, with its swept back fringe, is just ugly to my eyes. Far too "teen" for my tastes.
Also, I'm rubbish at pageboys. I've tried every setting pattern, online tutorial and bit of help and advice out there but I always end up with more of a "roll" than a smooth pageboy. Le heavy sigh. Other people seem to find it easy.
Anyway - I thought I'd give this a go anyway, to try and practice my...ahem...skills.
The set itself is fairly simple. Two large curls on top which are directed away from the face and then two rows of forward facing curls around the head. Shouldn't be a problem you'd think. Well, I beg to differ as I'd managed to lose the majority of my pin curl clips somewhere in the flat so had to use rollers in the back.
Monday: Absolutely shocking isn't it? I cannot believe I actually went to work like this but after 15 minute just concentrating on the back I just stuck the fringe up and had to run and get the train.
Tuesday: Day two - this set is supposed to be better on day old hair and I had found my pin curl clips and reset it much more tightly with curl creme. I had thought this looked better, if a bit artificial. A tad concerned it was too wiggy I had even asked my half slumbering boyfriend if he thought I looked too "Amadeus" - he grunted in the negative.
Stepping out into the Hackney morning I realised however, from the sideways glances of passers by, that asking a half asleep man anything is always, always an error. I looked like I was wearing a periwig. The final pic is me at work, with washed out lighting, purely for your viewing pleasure.
Wednesday and Thursday: I cheated and didn't reset the damn thing. I just brushed into the below cheat style. I was too disheartened.
Yes, same jumper. I'm lazy.
|why does one eye look so much bigger than the other?|
This week I'm skipping the next do in the book as it is another pageboy - I'll revisit it in a few weeks when I've regained some faith in myself! Instead I'm going to try a very casual centre parted style - the Cyd Charisse.
It is set dry, to minimise the curl and just add body. I think it looks like a lego helmet. Time to set!