I did my first pin curl set with my new middy cut, and boy was I nervous. It was a bit harder making wide pin curls with such short hair (wide, because I didn't want to look like Shirley Temple when it was dry.) Waiting for it to dry was so hard, and I was scared it would turn out weird the first time.
My main inspiration for why I wanted a middy cut in the first place and how I wanted to style my comes from Super Kawaii Mama. If you haven't seen her versions of a middy haircut, you really should click on the link. She makes it look so incredibly easy. *sigh*
So, without further adieu.....my awesome middy!!!!
I know, it's like you can't miss a vintage style with this cut! I am by no means great at pin curls or at combing out sets, but it's like even I couldn't mess it up.
I followed Super Kawaii basic tips for setting a middy, rolling the curls down and using two fingers to make for wider curls. She has an awesome video on youtube with it, by the way. And the best part with this cut is that it took hardly any time to dry, like an hour or two!
Then I just combed it out with a comb and played with it until I liked what I saw. I did tease a little at the crown for a little more height and volume on top. It still only took about 10 minutes to set it this morning and about five to ten to style at most. I did finish with hairspray and these pictures were taken at the end of a day of homeschooling, diaper changing, ballet class, and errand running all with lots of little ones grabbing hair, wind blowing it, and in and out of cars. I think it held up really well.
Oh, and I wore a a vintage sweater for the first time that I had been repairing and restoring. It's a gorgeous cream color with copper and gold beading all over it. I had to re-sew some beads and sew up a few holes, but unfortunately can see from the picture that I need to stitch down some of the lining around the front.
Skirt-self drafted and made by me
T-shirt-Old Navy basic tee
Cardigan-vintage sweater from eBay
Tights- Navy (not pictured)
Shoes-gold ballet flats (not pictured)
Earrings-vinage lucite confetti from eBay or Etsy, I don't remember which
Overall, I am very surprised at how much I like this hair cut, and even more surprised how much my husband likes it. It's like so many vintage styles seem suddenly attainable. Even though it's a big commitment and a little on the short side from my normal lengths, I think it will grow out beautifully, and I am very tempted to maintain this length for a while. And I am quite sure you will be seeing more variations with my new middy here on the blog.
What do you think, should I keep it short for a while? Have I convinced you to try a vintage cut?