Sunday, July 6, 2008

Do the 60's Do


Take yourself back to Dinamita, Mexico. The year is 1965, the company party is starting in three hours. The dresses are pressed, the nails done, the corsages ready. One woman sweeps in, a cloud of Aquanet trailing her, comb and bobby pins in hand. Belles of ball lined up in chairs before the big hall mirror, waiting their turn.

The teasing begins.

Recreating events from forty years ago was easy for us on a recent Saturday night. In one Oakland home, Aunt Ime revised her role as hair guru, creating styles that our hair had never seen. Ingredients for big hair success? Big rollers (soda cans will do in a pinch), fine comb, large can of hair spray and pins. Many, many pins.
We were doubtful. Midway through the process a great mass of untamed 80's hair perched upon our heads. Would it be possible to turn this into something beautiful?
And then all of a sudden, "POOF!" A 60's hairstyle is born.


Along with the do's came maintenance tips from other survivors of the 60's Aquanet generation. For example, should you end up with a hole in your style, gently reach in with your index finger and lightly scoop it out. Keep a comb with you at al times, especially if going to a dance. One never knows if your dancing partner might knock your hive off kilter. 
We owe many great thanks to our styling queen. 


 
A blast from the past.  That would be our own mom in the middle...

6 comments:

nea said...

your mom has always been gorgeous! i can't wait to see the finished roberts sisters!

BookyG said...

Anita, you look like your mom. When do we get to see the finished hives?

PleaseRecycle said...

Love, love, love the hair. Did you make a video to prevent the "technique" from being lost?

salsita said...

Ahhh, a great idea! We hadn't thought to incorporate video clips into this post, but just wait and see what;s in store next...

Lauren said...

Fabulously awesome- that's all I can say!!

Jill said...

how long did it take you to get the AquaNet out of your hair? Totally worth it though... You guys looked super cool!