Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Fifties Set

I thought it would be a good time to write another post about hair again, as you may know I like to roll my hair in different ways to achieve different looks. For a month or so now I had been wearing it in a very curly bob or fully brushed curls for a more daytime look. As it's near Christmas time and the parties are getting closer I thought I would try out the fifties set again, to me it looks so effortlessly glamourous. You would have seen Marilyn Monroe wear this style immaculately and stars of today such as Scarlet t Johansson wear a similar look. Here I have scanned in a tutorial that I do follow from a book called 'Style me Vintage' by Belinda Hay. The book is full of various looks from different decades to replicate, this 'Fifties Set' I do find very easy to follow.
Here is a little information about this hairstyle that may be of interest to some of you.This style has been called the 'Marilyn Set' 
''Women in the forties and fifties would spend hours styling their hair. It was usual to make regular weekly trips to the hairdresser for a shampoo and set. During the war, when money was tight, the weekly trips may have become fortnightly trips - this is when tying scarves came in very handy. Women would also  have their own set of rollers and learned to roll up and pin curl their own hair at home. It wasn't unusual for women to spend all day working around the house with rollers in, setting their hair ready for their evening out'' (Taken from Style Me Vintage by Belinda Hay)
For this style you will need:
Rollers and Pins
Pin-tail comb
Portable dryer
Styling Products
-For myself or anyone this style can be adjusted to suit you. For myself I like to use bendy rollers partly for comfort as I like a good nights sleep, secondly I rarely roll wet/damp hair because in the morning I'm usually disappointed to find at least one wet strand of straight hair, which really can ruin the whole look but if you are very cautious and careful then I would suggest rolling damp hair - just make sure to dry it well! 
A hairspray is a good staying product to invest it to hold your style, I personally can't live without Tresemme Freeze Hold hairspray, it has helped my hair stay through rain and wind! 
Another hint would be to use a setting lotion or mousse. Be careful with setting lotion as it can make the hair go very hard, I once made that mistake so now I like to use a mousse. 
Here are the steps to follow and I hope they are helpful to some of you!

Here is the finished look, very glamorous and gorgeous.

On Monday I thought I would try out this look again. I love this look because I love the volume it gives to the front section of my hair. For the top section of my hair I used Large rollers and for underneath I used medium. If I wanted a more curly and 'springy' look I would have used the small and medium sized rollers. If you are interested in which rollers I use, I purchased mine from Amazon - they have been very trusty to me as I have had them for a year. You can check them out here . 

A back few of my curls and a few other shots of me with this style. It really does make me feel so glamorous wearing this style. If you have anymore questions please let me know! 

If you have any questions or want to see anything about another hairstyle I would love to hear from you. 
Demi xxx


  1. I just.. I can't.. ARGH. You are just so damn gorgeous D: ♥

  2. Oh i got that book too! But I think I totally forgot it. :) Maybe its time to put it out of the bookshelf again.

  3. Beautiful! I can't wait to try this! I might invest in the book too, your night robe is gorgeous by the way! :)

  4. ARGH So jealous of your hair! If I curl my hair it's lost in about 5 minutes... You're beautiful! And the picture where you're combing your hair is unexpectedly awesome.


  5. Where is your dressing gown from? I've been looking for one just like this!