Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Yesterday I went out for a meeting and dinner with the other Bitties at the Tiki bar. And what better way to do it in than a hairdo called Tiki Lounge! Freely adapted from the Tiki Lounge-do as seen in the Vintage Hairstyling book that everyone seems to own. I styled my hair different in the front and I was also in a bit of a hurry so my version turned out a bit messier - but sometimes it's nice with a less sleek do!

It's kind of a take on the "eternal roll-do" of mine, as the hair is flat on the crown and laying around the head and face.

They do this on quite short hair in the book, but it will work on longer locks too. Do it by curling your hair downwards - the book says to use a curler; I used hot sticks as I am far too impatient to curl all of my hair with a curler... bur rag curls or such would most likely work as well! Then pin your hair flat around the crown. Lift up the curls over the pins and pin them in place. You could (or perhaps should) pin the curls rather well defined, but I just folded mine up in a big fluff and used lots and lots of pins to keep it in place.

In the book the hair in front is curled and the curls left rather loose on top of the head. I pinned mine more away from the face and made a small roll form the middle to the side.

I meant to stick a couple of flower combs in the back on the sides but forgot :)


Hep~Kitten said...

Your hair looks so pretty!!

For The Vintage Fashionista

Stephanie Lynn said...

How cute!

The Retro Natural said...

Very pretty! This would be an ideal style for the hot summer days..no hair stuck to your neck! I may have to try my hand at this one :)

You're the 3rd person to mention this vintage hair book..I may have to get myself a copy for inspiration.

Erin said...

This is so pretty :) I like how casual it looks, but still so lovely.

I might need to get a copy of the book too! It's one i've been looking at for a long time, there really is no excuse.
Thanks for posting!


stephanie said...

The book is amazing!
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Katja said...

Nice! Might try that today since I'm sick at home...;)

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Anonymous said...

That looks so pretty! I really need to try it.

Lady Jardin - Vintage Views of the South Coast said...

I have that book too, and that is actually the only hair do I have ever tried successfully from the book!!

I also vary it slightly as don't think the big curly mess at the front suits me that they show in the book, so I tend to do a few small ones at the front and have the back BIG!

Think I'll post some pics up this week as I'm setting my hair tomorrow so I'll show you my version :)

Love it on you, looks very pretty indeed :)

Much Love



the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Lady Jardin : gnaah, took e some time to remember to answer this but yes, I'd love to see pics, will go see if you have posted some already :)

Lady Jardin - Vintage Views of the South Coast said...

sorry for the delay! Finally got round to setting my hair after being very lazy. Put up some pictures of it just now :) It's nowhere near as neat and well done as yours, but with a bit of patience and practice...maybe!

thanks again!