Thursday, March 10, 2011

Long Live Hair Pieces

I had to join in the fun of posting my fake hair experience too.  Kathy, from Reflections by Kathy (see her button on my page) posted about wearing wigs in the 1970s.  My hair fad came in 1968, when I was Senior in high school.  There were not many that were that brave, but enough, that I had to join in.  I think this picture was about 1970.  It looks like I was going for a Mrs. Daniel Boone look-a-like, but that really was unintended.

That dress touched the ground, but under it were lace up knee high "granny boots".  My remember they made my feet stink horribly so once those babies were on, they stayed on. My own hair was wrapped into a big pinned bun on top of my head and this mass of curls was then dug into the bun by attached combs.  Yes, by the end of the day, I had a headache.  Another case of suffering for vanity.

I went to wig styling classes to learn how to do that.  Those curls took forever to do too.

After I had cut my hair, I also had a smaller hairpiece that just perched on the back part of the crown of my head  to add height.  It pretty much blended in. Then they were gone.  Another fashion fad hit the dust.  I'm surprised they never made another appearance.  They could have done well in all that big 80's hair.

I had that dress for years.  After I had children, it was stuffed and became the body of a witch for Halloween, on my front porch.  Minus the boots.  I think they had to be burned.


Far Side of Fifty said...

I had my hairpiece in the summer and fall of 1969..I loved it..mine was a perfect match for my blonde hair..I had a white styrofoam head that it perched on.. and I fussed with it to get the curls all in the right spots..yours looks fuller than mine was. Great old photo! Isn't it great how one photo brings up so many memories? :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I love your curls! I would've loved wearing those! I can't remember if my boots made my feel smell or not, but I'll be they did :)

Now that you mention it, I wonder why wigs never made a comeback...perhaps women these days aren't as tough as we were--no more suffering for vanity! LOL

Thanks for the shout out, too! :)

(Florida) Girl said...

Hey, hair extensions are still in. We just don't talk about them.

Nezzy said...

Girl, you were stylin' there!!! Heehehehe, I know 'cause I had one too and thought I was 'all that' while wearin' the thing.

I just wanted to thank you for poppin' by my blog last week. I'd been under the weather and am just now catchin' up.

Please drop by often. The door of the Ponderosa is always open.

God bless ya and have a marvelous day sweetie!!! :o)

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