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!
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??
"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?|
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!|