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1920s Glam Hair “How To”

To achieve the 1920’s glam wave I turned to my incredible hairstylist, Ryan Payne, to help me out.  (Ryan was also one of the wonderful contributors to the Holiday Gift Guide.)  My hair has a life of its own and is definitely the dominant one in the relationship, so in order to achieve perfection I knew I would need some guidance.  The tricks to achieving the coveted waves are the proper tools and a lot of hairspray.  After Ryan’s tutorial I now feel confident that I can do this on my own and can’t wait to try it soon!  I also wanted to give a very special thank you to Ryan who completed my look for the Blacktie & Boots Ball, and if you are in need of the most wonderful hair stylist make an appointment with him at Bang Salon in Logan Circle.

Tools

 Curling Wand or Curling Iron

 Hairspray (Ryan recommends Redken Heat Styling Thermo Actif Hot Sets 22)

 Hairs Clips

 Bobby Pins

The tools

The tools

How to:

Heat up curling wand (Ryan recommends a 1 inch barrel, keep in mind the size of the barrel will correspond to the size of the curls).  You can also use a curling iron, but do NOT clamp hair, it will not give you the desired effect!

Part hair, to get the 1920s glam look give yourself an exaggerated side part, this will also help give you a little more volume around your face.

Take a section of hair that is about the same size as the barrel so in this case 1 inch (for looser curls use bigger sections).  Try to make sections as even as possible.

Beginning of the curling process

Make sections as even as possible

Spritz section with hairspray and comb through with your fingers.

Hairspray Hairspray Hairspray

Hairspray Hairspray Hairspray

Start wrapping hair at the root and pull tightly after each wrap.  Make sure to wrap hair all the way to the end, this will ensure smooth ends (this might get a little hot so you might need to wear a curling glove).

Hold hair around wand for a couple of seconds then remove wand and clip curl to your head.

Start curling at the root and work your way down to the ends

Start curling at the root and work your way down to the ends

Repeat until entire head is curled and clipped.  As you get closer to the top of your head don’t start at the root, instead leave a little space.  (PS this totally doubles as an arm work out)

All clipped and ready to go

All clipped and ready to go

Once your entire head is curled and clipped remove clips, starting with the sections curled first.

Gently comb through and pull pieces with your fingers.

**Disclaimer: curls will need time to relax and fall so don’t panic if looks curlier than you initially anticipated!!  This also means you must start the process on the earlier side, how early depends on your hair.**

Very tight curls before they have relaxed

Very tight curls before they have relaxed

About an hour after you have removed all the clips (again this depends on your hair) start to gently comb through curls with your fingers and arrange to one side.

Secure one sided do with a couple of bobby pins.  The trick to concealing the bobby pin is to slide the pin back up into the hair in the opposite direction the hair is going.  This will also ensure a strong hold.

Once you are finished give your do a generous spritz of hairspray and voila, you’re ready!

The finished product

The finished product

 

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Holiday Gift Guide

Day Nine of Garden of Glam’s Holiday Gift Guide: Emily (Buyer for Ralph Lauren)

Emily is part of the buying team at Ralph Lauren and was previously an assistant buyer for Anthropologie.  Emily’s style is flawless and eclectic, mixing femininity and edge.  She also has the most fabulous accessories EVER, trust me, as her former roommate I am very familiar with her jewelry box and bags (man oh man those were the days).  Emily is the definition of glam, oozes creativity and is a style genius.

As a reminder, I have asked each contributor to share what’s on their wish list and give list this holiday season with the hope of making your holiday shopping a little easier.

EMILY’S WISH LIST

Found here

Found here

J. Crew, Etta Calf Hair Pumps. Dying for these to wear to holiday parties and beyond.

These pumps are so fab and perfect for all occasions!  I love all things leopard and these shoes are no exception.  The chunky heel is also practical and stylish.  A wonderful gift for any fashionista in your life!

Found here

Found here

ginette_ny Gold Strip Stud Earrings.  These are so fun–delicate enough to wear everyday, but with a bit of an edge.

These studs are incredible!  So subtle yet fabulous and perfect for everyday wear!  Totally obsessed….this has also been added to my wish list.  These would be a great gift for a sister, girlfriend, fiancé or daughter.

EMILY’S GIVE LIST

Found here

Found here

Dry Bar Gift Certificates.  For the many wedding events my friends will have to attend this year.

Literally obsessed with this gift idea!  I have SO many weddings in 2013 and having perfectly coiffed hair for each event is crucial!  This is perfect for any lady in your life and if you are a soon to be bride this would be a super cute holiday gift for your bridesmaids.  Also, special shout out and congrats to Emily, who got engaged on Thanksgiving and is one of the weddings I am beyond excited for in 2013!

Found here

Found here

Mr. Boddington’s Penguin Classics.  Books are such a personal, thoughtful gift.  You could pick one title or buy the whole set (which look so chic on the shelf).

What a kind and wonderful gift.  I also love the specialized cover! This is a gender neutral gift and perfect for any literary loved ones.

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