So, this morning, we decided to practice. From 10am until nearly 2pm, we snacked on junk food like Oreo's and Combos, drank coffee and Tab. And played dress up!
The funny thing is (or maybe it's not so funny), during all of those hours, we didn't even get close to trying on any clothing....the entire time we were submerged in styling our hair!
Maybe we need another dress rehearsal!
Oh, well, it was a blast anyway....and I would like to share with you the fruits of our labor.
Finally, we pulled up more pieces of hair and draped them over the little bun we put up earlier, creating a lovely "puffy" effect.
Here's the lovely result of Kathleen's hair-style.
Next....we move on to me. I've done my hair in a 1790's fashion before, using pin curls HERE. So, I did it a bit different this time.
This time, I used rats to give my hair some volume. I pinned them to the crown of my head, parted my hair and added a ribbon just like Kathleen's hair.
Then, with the help of a few of the ladies, they covered the rats with some of my real hair.
They used a curling iron to make my hair a twisted mess.
They added another band of silk ribbon....
...and started pinning little curls back over the ribbon and up from the back.
One of us bought some strips of fake hair, but it was straight. So, to make it curly, Laura wrapped a section of the hair around a dowel rod, and boiled it in water for 30 seconds. Then, she took the hair off the dowel rod and dried it with a blow dryer.
And, here we are, after a day of girly fun! No outfits on, but hair done and ready for the next ball! (I'm playing around with Natalie's hat!) It was a ton of fun!