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Shirley Temple Ringlets, Restyled

I grew up watching a lot of Shirley Temple movies.  Every time my sister and I had the opportunity, we would ask our mom to do our our hair just like her.

Here is a more grown-up version I did for my sister.  This is also a simplified-for-shorter-hair version of my Curly Formal Updo.

This style is perfect for those of you doing hair for little girls’ (daughters, sisters, etc.), especially active ones who don’t like to have hair in their eyes.

Shirley did wear versions of this style in her movies as she got older, such as this clip from “the Little Princess.”  By the way, this song makes me happy.  🙂

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Bandana Curls or Rag Curls for Long Hair

Isaiah 41:10, 13

10“Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God.
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.
13For I, the LORD thy God, will hold thy right hand,
Saying unto thee, ‘Fear not; I will help thee.'”

I love these verses so much I have them framed in my room. It is such a comfort to know that God is my Father, and He’s always with us and ready to help if we would only ask Him.

I have finally come up with a way to rag curls for really long hair!!! I’m super excited about this one; I think you all will really like it. Continue reading

Sarah’s Request: Kate Beckinsale’s “Emma”

Hi everybody!

Today’s post is from a request from Sarah.

I wonder if you can figure out a way to do this style. I can only find one image of it, so it may be hard! I am filming a regency movie and am also the director, hair dresser, etc. So, I need some regency hair styles!! Can you help?? Thanks so much!

Here is the image.

Sarah was even so good as to reply to herself with a possible solution.  🙂

As I was thinking this over on my request. Do you think it would be possible to do this style like this:

Curl your hair, either in rollers or rags (for a curlier affect), or do pin curls. Then, do an upside down flip through, and maybe pin hair up slightly (so the hair falls down from a higher height on head.)

As I see it, there are about 3 different ways to do this style depending on how long your hair is.  All these start with pre-curled hair, so if you have naturally curly hair, you have it made in the shade!

Option 1. What Sarah came up with would work on shorter hair.  You could also do a regular flip through and then bobby pin the curls up. I’m pretty sure that is what is what the hairdresser for the movie did.

Option 2. Start with curly hair and make a faux-short ponytail.  I did that a while back for a different tutorial.  Here’s how it turned out.

Option 3. Start with curly hair again.  Make a bun and pin it so that the ends stick out the top and pin the curls over the bun. That would kind of look like the beginning of my Romola Garai Emma style.

I hope that helps!

I know it has been forever since I posted.  I’ll spare you the obligatory sob story, but real life has been very busy in both good and not-so-good ways.  Hopefully, things should get back to normal in a few weeks.

Emma: Romola Garai Version

Jeremiah 31:3

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying,
“Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love;
therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”

In today’s tutorial, I am wearing a locket that my grandmother gave to me a few years before she passed away. The front is engraved with the words “I love you” and a rose, delicately colored. I wish I could get a picture of it to turn out! This verse is on the inside.

And now, drum roll, please!

The long-awaited Romola Garai “Emma” style! Continue reading

Reader Feature: Megan’s Christmas Bun and “Cranford” Review

My dear real-life friend Megan sent me some pictures for a lovely style she did for Christmas.


Here’s how she did it.

I curled (or waved) the front half of my hair and then pulled it into a bun. I left a few tendrils out at the ears and then pulled a section back for the curl. The rest I divided into two equal parts and rolled them up and in towards the bun. I curled the left out lock and then dried my bangs.

Thanks, Megan!

My family finished watching “Cranford” earlier this week. For those of you who haven’t seen it and don’t like spoilers, my review is on a separate page. If you want to read my thoughts, you can click here or on the #2 below.