Saturday, October 30, 2010

Veronica Lake Hair...

I was invited to a birthday tea at the amazing Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. We were encouraged to go in costume, so I decided to go a bit more over the top than I normally do and set my hair. I only had two hours, so pin curls wouldn't dry, but I found this tutorial from the amazing Lisa Freemont Street (where I get quite a few of my set ideas and tips and tricks!) the night before and decided to go for it.

My Set result was this:

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel

and this:

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel

and the result of all that work?

Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel

My hair has the funny bang section problem that Lisa has in the video, but I was able to tuck it under as I was setting it to (mostly) hide it. Also, my hair was a smidge damp when I pulled the sponge curlers out, so they fell out and I ended up doing touchups with a flatiron. The set was literally done in about five minutes flat - one of the quickest I've done. I think I can probably work this into every day life, though I know that if my hair gets any longer it might not work.

Stay tuned for pictures of the beautiful Birthday Tea and some other amazing costumes! I'll get those posted in the next day or two.


  1. wow, I love the look!
    I have never been to the Brown Hotel but had heard it's a wonderful place to stay at.

    Can't wait to see the costumes!

  2. What a treat to be invited to tea and encouraged to come in costume. Thats so awesome! Your hair came out to pretty. I either get frizz or curls.

  3. ooo beautiful! how perfect for tea! i am very inspired by this vintage hair right now...lovely retro lately :-)

    xoxo Bardot in Blue