18 January 2011

Braids

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from a series entitled college fashions, 1941, alfred eisenstaedt

I've been wearing my hair in braids for the past few days as it's been driving me a bit crazy and I'm doing everything possible to keep the scissors out of my hands, lest I end up with bangs again. I was so excited to see these old Life images on Tara Lynn's blog! They've given me all sorts of new ideas for keeping my hair out of my eyes while it grows out.

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16 comments:

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Ohh this post is amazing Jennifer!! So many ideas and the photos are beautiful :) Thanks for sharing them!
Ale

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Growing out bangs is certainly one of the more frustrating things related to hair. I'm a fan of wearing vintage scarves in one's hair--and you could certainly pull that off!

Honor said...

in the past few years I have lost the ability to braid my hair, I should really start to learn again

http://teapothonor.blogspot.com/

KristiMcMurry said...

Love the pictures! I wear a side braid pretty often. In the winter it's because my hair is so thin and get's that static-cling quality. So annoying!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

aww I love these. I have done many braid with cool bangs styles. have fun with experimenting!!

hellocupcake said...

I have a pixie cut that I'm thinking of growing out. This makes the process a little less scary.

Jennyboo said...

These photos are lovely. My hair is finally long enough to braid! Now I am inspired to do so.

Brittney said...

those photos are beautiful... and, you're right, inspiring! i find myself braiding my growing-out bangs and pinning them back just to keep them out of my face. but then i want to cut bangs again sometimes. aaah! it's a vicious cycle.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

Mei-li said...

ooo I like this pictures !! I like the fashion during the forties !!

Silvia said...

The photos are awesome. While you grow your bangs out you could just carry around bobby pins to pin your bangs if you're busy and don't want hair in your eyes.

Lindsay said...

I love the one in the third picture with the giant bow on the end. Oh love. Wishing I was more talented at braiding my thick hair by myself. Great post!

xo,
Lindsay

http://lindsayliving.tumblr.com

Couve Illustrations said...

yay to braids!
dont even get near scissors, your hair looks great as it is!

Ariana

Lisa said...

Oooo! Thanks for sharing these images!
I'm growing my hair out too and scissors are so tempting sometimes aren't they?
Maybe I'll braid my hair today...

annelie said...

very sweet...

Zoë said...

I am completely enamored by these shots, particular the girl in the dirndl!

Zoë said...

I am completely enamored by these shots, particular the girl in the dirndl!