Sunday, January 6, 2013

Poodle-Do's: The Poodle

I love Lucy.

No really, I love Lucy. I love her humor and her talent. I love her bow lips. I love her HAIR!!

I first read Anne of Green Gables in 5th grade, and my love affair with red hair began. I wanted to be Anne spelled with an E. I wanted to have red braids and live on a farm on Prince Edward Island. I wanted to meet and marry my own Gilbert. Red hair was the ticket to it all.


Back to Lucy. My Grandma Ayriel had red hair (from a bottle), and she always reminded me of Lucille Ball. Her laugh and the way she would "WAAAAAA!!!!". My grandma permed her hair and had it set once a week in a perfect poodle-do.

Camping didn't stop Grandma from filling in her
brows and fluffing her poodle-do!

Lucille Ball had the quintessential poodle hairdo. She wore her beautiful, shiny red hair up in the style that came to be synonymous with her name.

I've dyed my hair blonde, brunette, and red. A few times it was dyed a combination of all three. But the very first time I dyed my hair, I was 16, and I went red. Beautiful, glorious red. And it's the one color I always come back to.

So having red hair right now, and having just cut bangs, I thought I'd give the poodle a shot.

This is Poodles and Pin Curls, right??

The Poodle-Do

"Lu-cy!! You got some splainin' to do!"

Here goes Ricky:

Part One- Hair Prep

Step 1: Wash hair and towel dry. Put a large dollop size of mousse in your hands and spread throughout damp hair. Comb through. Blow dry hair until it is mostly dry, but still retains some dampness.

Step 2: Section off crown area in a large U or square shape, and clip the rest of your hair out of the way.

Step 3: Section crown area into 3-4 rows depending on your hair thickness. Since I have bangs, this was a little tricky, and I ended up with only two rows. Using small foam (sponge) rollers, roll the hair forward.

Step 4: Using small to medium size foam rollers, roll the sides and back of your hair under.

I wasn't wearing any makeup at this point, but
then I put some on...

because my sister said, "There's only so much
soft lighting and a camera filter can do."

Can you feel the love?

Step 5: Go to sleep!!!

Part Two- Style!

Step 1: Spray hair in curlers with a little hairspray. Using your blowdryer on its cool setting, blow some cool air on all the rollers.

Step 2: Unroll the curlers starting from the bottom and working up.

Step 3: Run your fingers through the curls to loosen them somewhat. Comb through gently with a metal pick. You want to keep all those cute tight curls.

Step 4: Comb the sides up, securing tightly with combs and bobby pins. Repeat with back sections.

Step 5: Artfully arrange the curls on top of your head, pinning down where you see fit. The curls should be tight and a little frizzy, just like a french poodle. Oh yeah!

Why do you think I'm crazy?? Do I
look crazy?! Huh?? Do I?!


I wanted to take a picture with my new
Menda hand mirror. It's so preetty!!

Step 6: Use some pomade to smooth the sides. Hairspray all over.

Me, before the magic of TV...

Look at you, you little poodle!!

and Me after.
Look! I have blue eyes and I'm on a 50s TV show!

I could get used to this!

But, how will I explain this to Ricky?

Love you Lucy!

1 comment :

  1. So, so cute. If my hubby didn't hate curly hair, I would so try it.