I went to “C the Salon" this morning for a touchup and trim. I highly recommend them if you’re in the Studio City area- FYI, they’re even open on Mondays. Just make sure you ask for Kimi! :-)
Now that my hair’s long enough I’m going to try out the hairdo that Marilyn wore in her last (completed) film: The Misfits. (Interesting fact: Marilyn needed to wear a wig during filming of The Misfits, because her own hair was damaged by all the bleaching and setting that she’d had to do for prior movies… I guess it’s a good thing I can’t afford to get my hair done as often as I’d like!).
So here’s the setting pattern for “The Misfits” that I worked out this afternoon. I haven’t tested it yet, but it you want to try it out, here’s what I suggest:
*First off, decide how you’re going to do the set. I’m going to try this pattern out with wet-set pincurls (locked in to place with bobby pins and hairpins), but I think it would work out just fine curled with a 1” curling iron… that is, if heat setting works for you (My hair doesn’t like to hold a curling-iron curl for more than a few hours, but will hold a wet-set curl for DAYS).
Now, wash and condition hair. My hair is thick and coarse, so at this point I comb through leave-in-conditioners, and “shine serums.” If you have fine or oily hair, skip that stuff, it’ll just bog you down- just washing your hair should suffice.
Make a nice clean side-part in your hair, and comb out any tangles. Leave your hair wet.
Now check out the pattern I’ve drawn up! (You can print it out and tape it to your mirror if that helps!) :-)
*Pay special attention to the direction the hair is winding in the pattern, and be sure to keep your curls going in even rows (as shown) as much as possible.
*With this set you don’t want to curl all the way up to the part… I’m thinking you’ll want to stop about 2-3” away from the scalp, that way the hair will be smooth on top.
When i’m done I tie a scarf around my head to keep the pins secure, and then I sleep on the set for 6-8 hours.
When hair is dry remove the pins. Now all you have to do is brush it out gently with a wide-tooth comb, and guide your hair in to place with your hands and a brush!
I’d love to see pictures if anyone uses this pattern, so please share! <3