Monday, June 21, 2010

Hair, hair, hair...


And yes, this post IS about Prairie Days! :)
Do you remember about a week or two ago when I shared about that website with all the old-time hair styles? Well, when making last minute plans with the Dagleys for Prairie Days, I offered to do a demonstration of a few of those hair styles--doing it on mother or whomever wished to have their hair done--for about an hour. WELL, little did I know how many girls/ladies would like their hair done and that I'd spend a great portion of my day as a hair-dresser! It was lots of fun! :)
I did my own hair quickly (in one of the styles on the website) before we headed for the Dagley farm Saturday morning. Shortly after getting there, I set up my spot in the park (close to where the photo shoot was being held),
In the square, blue container below is some flax gel that I made--after our neighbors told us a while ago that when they were young, that's what they used for hair gel all the time. I gave out the recipe to anyone interested and used it on those who wanted me to...
I did my mom's hair first (I'm adding the last few touches in the picture below), while Hannah Stover (the bride-to-be) tried out the same style on her sister, Louisa...

It didn't take long for young ladies to gather around, asking for their hair to be done as well....
Pretty soon, I had some helpers...
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One of my favorite styles is pictured here on Sarah S (also the brides' sister)...
As I was looking through the 400+ pictures that were taken on my mom and my cameras, I saw this one of "Hair" and thought I'd throw it in for variety...
(Mrs. Dagley doing "Uncle" Mike's hair)
After helping Louisa with a couple of curls that were coming down, I asked her how my hair was doing and she said a couple curls were sagging, and would I like her to pin them up again for me? She pulled out two pins, but then said that another curl was coming down then, and that curl connected to the next..... She decided to start all over and I really liked how she did my hair then in many, smaller curls.
And, once you're done with having your hair up, you can let it down and enjoy curly hair, as long as the humidity in the air permits...
I was surprised and honored to be asked to do the brides' hair the next day.
What a beautiful bride she was!
But alas, I'm getting ahead of myself, as I have many, many more pictures to share of Saturday before moving onto the wedding.......
It is late, however, as I worked in town again this afternoon/evening, so I shall post these and get some rest.
Look for more pictures to come in future posts~



7 comments:

Hannah said...

Oh you had so much fun! I love doing hair!

You did Hannah's hair so nice :)
I REALLY like her dress too! I think it is one of the prettiest wedding dresses I have seen :) Grace is going to like it too, she loves anything lacy :)

Have a good rest now,
~Hannah~

W.V.W.

dooffel

Hannah said...

In answer to your question, yes I am still awake.

It is thundering and lightening outside-- Vicious Marie (yes, we are going to change her name. No, we don't call her by that!) just stirred in her kennel I wonder if she dislikes the thunder as much as rain?

Rachel said...

What a nice post! I enjoyed seeing all the pictures of everyones hairstyles! Yours looked so pretty too!

My sister Jessica and I sometimes try out different styles on each other. Sometimes they work out well, but sometimes,well.... :D

I do like Hannah's wedding dress!- and her hair!

God bless.
Love, Rachel

Christine Flaugher said...

If I every get the right opportunity, I am going to ask you to do my hair too! Some of those are spectacularly flouncy-like... my grandmother used to make me KEET KEYS a polish word for braids and I always liked the way it felt to have her fingers through my hair and how she worked right down to the very last piece of hair making the tiniest weave at the bottom.

Miss Grace Elizabeth said...

Oh what beautiful hair arrangements! I'll let you know when I am getting married so you can do mine. Prairie days looks so fun! Where does everyone find all those dresses? It looks like there is a whole tent full! Am I right? I am sorry that I could not make it. But I am glad I was not there for then I would have not been able to be with my grandpa. He is doing much better now and is moved out of the ccu and can talk and his mind is working normal. I am very thankful!
~Grace

Anonymous said...

Cora,
Yeah... I should have you do my hair if I ever get the opportunity... :) I would like the recipe for your flax gel- I hate the commercial hair gel I use. Lovely post & pictures, as usual. Have a great week!
Mikayla

Mary said...

Wow, Cora, you did such a lovely job on everyone's hair! You have such talent! I can't seem to do that!