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August 26th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Hello all,

A few weeks ago I stumbled across the blog of adorable Finnish pin-up pixie Ulrika Bacher, and now it's a daily read for me.

I am mainly in love with her hairstyles (http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/search/label/hair). I love the victory rolls and big waves she manages to create using sponge/net bun rolls. She makes it look so easy!

Does anybody know where you can order these wonderful things online (preferably in/posts to Australia?). Also, do you think they would work on TBL hair? Her hair looks about BSL at longest, and thick. Mine is TBL and very fine and thin.

Has anybody here tried these kind of styles? If so, what were your results? I'd love to see some pictures!

August 26th, 2009, 11:48 AM
The minnie mouse is adorable! I also like how she uses the orchids. Very classy. I personally don't have the patience for hair styles like that but she looks great.

August 26th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Beautiful updos with some great ideas! Thanks for the link I will definitely wear some of those once I hit APL!

August 26th, 2009, 12:29 PM
Wow I really loved looking at her styles :)

August 26th, 2009, 12:54 PM
oh wow such cute stuff there.

August 26th, 2009, 12:57 PM
:bookmarked: Finally, something I can do something cool with my hair! (Too bad I don't have any bobby pins, though)

August 26th, 2009, 01:37 PM
If you want to learn how to make a "hair bow" and other fun styles there is a girl on youtube who does great, if you dont mind it being in another language, but she usualy puts up subtitles in english. Just search for binosusume . Hope that wasn't too off topic.

August 26th, 2009, 02:06 PM
Wow. Thank you for introducing her to us! I loved the tutorials as well. I am going to try some of those very soon. I don't know where one would get those things in Australia but I wish you luck! Perhaps you could fashion your own rat using a sock? I bet it would be possible with a little creativity and some super glue! =)

August 26th, 2009, 04:27 PM
Wow, she has amazing styles!

I don't know where you can get the sponge rolls, though. My hair is similar to yours, and I've been able to do rolls like she does. it's just a matter of needing to roll more because your hair is longer.

August 26th, 2009, 06:03 PM
You will also enjoy Super Kawaii Mama, another Aussie retro blogger. http://www.superkawaiimama.com.au/

She uses the same name for her tutorials on You Tube.

I save hair to make those rats. I place the hair in a hairnet with a pipecleaner in the middle so I can get them to take a shape if I need to, then roll up the hairnet and sew it closed.

Lots of fun retro styles to try.

HeatherDazy you can do most retro styles way before you get to apl. Shoulder length and layered is period correct for the 1940's. There is a link to a pdf in this thread that you should check out. http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=26659 Look at post #6 for the pdf.

August 26th, 2009, 06:32 PM
I've experimented a little with 40's/50's hairstyles, but I only have pictures of one of those hairstyles.

This one is quite simple, I just pincurled my hair, twisted and pinned up the hair at the sides, and rolled my bangs.

Here it is from a different angle:

ETA: I also have a couple of pics in my album of me with pincurls, but I haven't done anything else to my hair in those pics.

August 26th, 2009, 08:30 PM
That is neat! She has done quite a variety of different updo's. Thanks for sharing the link.

August 28th, 2009, 06:58 AM
Hmmm, wonder if I could make one of these styles work with shoulder length hair?!?!?!

We have a formal wedding to attend in Nov. and I'm trying to figure out what the heck I'm gonna do with my hair! My gown is black and very straight, so a sleek look would be awesome but I know it's too short for a french twist. Any suggestions welcome!:)

August 28th, 2009, 07:28 AM
Thanks for posting. Those are some wicked cute hair styles!

August 28th, 2009, 09:39 AM

Does anybody know where you can order these wonderful things online (preferably in/posts to Australia?). quote]

I'm not sure about ordering them online, but try Hairhouse Warehouse in Joondalup or some Price Attack stores carry them too.

August 30th, 2009, 04:00 AM
Thanks for the link, some inspiring pin up do's on that blog :)

August 30th, 2009, 04:14 AM
Price Attack (http://www.priceattack.com.au/?gclid=CO-lrLCSy5wCFSUsawodwAaAJQ), or at least the one I go to, has all that cool stuff for ddoing these sorts of styles.

August 30th, 2009, 07:37 AM
Wow, such pretty styles!

Miss Pumpkin
September 1st, 2009, 02:38 AM
I love retro hair, it's so beautiful! Thank you for this link, very inspiring :)