Sunday, 4 October 2009

New hair tutorial: 1940s faux bangs

Dear all,

I spent most of yesterday recording and editing my new hair tutorial... before giving up and re-recording it in one fell swoop (cutting out only about a minute's worth of waffle to make it fit!). The only goof was when I fumbled, and almost dropped my rat about 2 minutes in, but when I played it back, it actually made me chuckle, so it's stayed in!

All the potential screengrabs were thoroughly awful - this is the best of a bad selection!



As ever, do let me know what you think! I will edit this post to answer any questions for future reference.

Pip pip!

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

45 comments:

  1. Well done Lady! :D I've tried SO many ways of doing this whilst trying to resist the urge to cut my bangs back in, and this one looks like it just might work. Also I have decided on going out for Halloween as the original Silk Spectre, Sally Jupiter and so require that exact level of fringey goodness :)

    Thankyou, dear xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. thank you for doing this! it's great! i've always wonderd how you do your bangs, it's so perfect!

    I've never tried with a rat but i think i'll give it go soon. I have one like yours, think it's froom boots. The problem is just that it's brown and i have orange hair.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you Fleur!
    I had always wondered what you do with the ends of the rat and now it makes logical sense.

    XX Rosina lee

    ReplyDelete
  4. This really is a great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing your tips and tricks! I feel pretty confident to try this look after watching your video, thanks tons!

    ReplyDelete
  5. you make it look so easy :). It's a really great tutorial !!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It looks easy with a great finish.

    I can't wait to see how to do the victory rolls!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. You are lovely, great tutorial! Cant wait 'til my bangs are longer so I can try it out for myself! =) XD

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great tutorial ! Clear, no-nonsense,
    informative and you end up looking lovely. A tip, you´ve got a beautiful smile - use it at the end when you´re done !:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Well done Fleur!
    I've been thinking of growing my bangs out and just go for a faux one when I feel like it, it's sometimes hard to "hide" the bangs, if too short, if you want a 'do without them.

    How do you add your hair to the rat btw? Just tucking it in r twisting some around? I've never thought of that...

    ReplyDelete
  10. really really nice video!!! i need to wait a little bit to have my hair as long as yours, but hopefully, in a few weeks, i will be able to do the same!

    that's just a little bit sad you don't smile, it is like... you're unhappy to do this video! i'm sure it is not easy to do it alone, but please, you have wonderfull lips and smile, for your next video, it will be required!

    erphyree, a french fan :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. You made it seem effortless me dear! I actually feel confident enough to try that out, and I usually have two thumbs when it comes to hair-styling, so if I feel confident then that was a very good tutorial. I just need to get the rat now, and I am all set! Thank you so much, really enjoyed it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. wonderful hair-do! thank you very much, I think you explain your methods really well, thumbs up! and looking forward for more!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nice !!!! I do my bang just rolling my hair but i think that is more secure.... I will try ! with a hat it's beautiful too !

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nice to hear your voice again, lady! :) Great job.

    A xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. I really LOVED this tutorial. You have a very nice voice! I have been wanting to try the faux bangs for awhile, but I didn't know where to get the long roll. I have seen the donut rolls, but it never occurred to me to cut it and sew the ends (I'm lame).

    Thanks for all the great advise! Hope to see more soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Looks great!! I do always wonder though how you get your hair so lovely and shiny?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Looking forward to watching it - if only I could get my dreaded internet to work properly! Ho hum.
    -Andi x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh thanks so much for doing this – I can't wait to try it out! (I need to work out how to get my side sweepy rolly thingies to link up to my faux bang neatly).

    I have hoped you would do this for months, and I am so glad you have! Yay!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Very nice tutorial indeed!
    Remember that you can also make the rat using fake hair. It's a little less disgusting :) It works for me, and i haven't seen red rats yet...

    ReplyDelete
  20. Brilliant Fleur, just what I was waiting for! Do you think I will look sufficiently "land girl" if I wear it with my lovely police uniform?! It's time the "vintage me" was allowed at work!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. thank you Fleur! I've been waiting to try this and with your help (again!) I am ready to give it a go. We'll let you know how it turns out.

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is fab Fleur, thanks! I've wanted to know how to do this for SO long! Do you think you could do a tutorial on victory rolls at some point? I can never make them work in my hair, much as I try, and yours always seem to work rather well! x

    ReplyDelete
  23. Has anyone ever told you your voice is soooo soothing? I actually feel myself relaxing watching your tutorials! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I wish I'd waited before I cut my fringe again :)

    Brilliant tutorial, and it's so good to see another English girl doing them.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I just watched it – thanks so much for making this. It has answered my questions about the end bits, and how to make the U shape. I might skip my bike ride today so I can do this instead :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hurrah! Success! I have finally beaten my internet into submission and have just been able to watch the entire tutorial. I just need to go find myself a bun ring to massacre as I, too, find the idea of using my own hair in a hair net rather disgusting.
    -Andi x
    PS We call them bobby pins out here in the colonies, too. ;] But curvy grips sounds kind of cute.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Another wonderful tutorial, but I have an awful feeling you're going to cost me a fortune what with already buying (and loving) my Hot Sticks and Tresemme Freeze Hold and now a rat...which I've already seen in Boots for about a fiver... Anyhoo, already looking forward to the next tutorial, especially if there's more fumbling ;)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great tutorial!!!!
    I will try this as soon as i have the time, it looked awesome and very easy to understandl. Must get my hands on a nice chiffonscarf because that look was smashing!

    Thank you Fleur!!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. amazing looks much easier than what i've been doing must try it now!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Cannot wait until my bangs grow out... :-D

    Great tutorial!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Maria S Varela9 October 2009 10:31

    Love this hairdo!! thanks a lot for the tutoril :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Really fabulous tutorial, thank you! My hair's a little shorter, but it still seems to work!

    :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I've always been terrible at doing my own hairstyles of any kind, but you made this seem so easy. I tried it out really fast today, and I think it's really something I could do with a little practice! I can't wait to see more of your hair tutorials. You really do a great job of explaining everything, while showing what you're actually doing.

    ReplyDelete
  34. i did it! I had to make my own rat and it's not as curved in front as I'd like and probably a tad to big, but it was a better success than previous attempts. You have a wonderful and easy way of teaching, Fleur! keep those tutorials coming please!

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2616/4004049092_d861a94abb_b.jpg

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love your accent! :-) Thank you for the tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  36. such an eye opener thanks for posting this!

    ReplyDelete
  37. You pretty lady! Just found this page and love it. I'm looking for inspiration for hairdos for a 1940s Hollywood-style even I'm photographing in the Caribbean in Dec 09. I try to get a 1940s edge into my wedding photography as much as poss. Check www.caymanpeoplepics.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. It took me 10 minutes on the first go! Thank you for stress-free hair.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Brilliant. I have one of those doovers so I must try it!

    ReplyDelete
  40. All of your tutorials are great!
    Very useful!
    Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Anskibonbanski26 October 2011 12:40

    I just purchased my little hair donut and it has worked a treat. Absolutely perfect with so little fuss. And it stays in!! Amazing, thank you! xx

    ReplyDelete

I welcome all comments, praise and constructive criticism alike! Please note, though, that I don't respond to anonymous comments. If you want to offer a criticism then have the conviction to do so publicly. I thank you!

Take a look!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin