|Hair teased for volume|
I'll admit the hairstyle in the picture that accompanied the article was rather nice, or at least I liked it (see below). The model's hair is long and pulled back into a sloppy chignon. The teasing was to make it stay in place. It was not smoothed over as we did it back then; the suggestion was to strive for the "messy" look.
|Hair teased and pulled back into a chignon. You can read the article and see step-by-step instructions here|
With the current popularity of "Mad Men," and the craze for vintage clothes and the retro look, I should have guessed that teased hair wouldn't be far behind.
I remember that mother said back when her older sisters were young that teased hair was in style (that would have been in the early 1900s or 1912-1917 or so).They called it "ratting" then and special little combs were made to accomplish the backcombing. Then in the 60s and it made a slight comeback in the 80s with film stars and glamour dolls.
Just proves what goes around eventually comes back around!
|Me with my teased hair style in the 1960s. It actually pains me to look at this picture from my school yearbook!|
What do you think of teased hair? Would you submit to that torture to achieve a fashionable hairstyle?