One consistent thought when I’m watching movies from the Thirties and Forties is “How did they get their hair to do that!?” I’ve puzzled over the hairstyle above for quite a while. It’s one I’ve always loved- some sort of wave or roll to the front of the hair paired with a roll that encircles the head. It’s one I see a lot on Joan Crawford.
Recently, I had the good fortune to stumble upon an auction that answered my burning question. It was a hair rat that basically looks like a hair net stuffed with hair (I try not to think about it, but I think that’s real human hair!) with both ends attached to a thin brown cord. The rat is placed on the crown of the head and the hair is brought up and pinned around the roll. I thought I’d do a tutorial this weekend for those of you out there who don’t want to shell out the money I did to win this baby! The best part is that making a similar rat would be very inexpensive- under five dollars. You read that right, you can make your own hair roll and get an authentic vintage do all for under five dollars. Stay tuned!