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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

'Diamonds and Dames' visits Mary Haines

The Diamonds and Dames series, for those of you who haven't been visiting my Youtube channel lately, is a series devoted entirely to your requests. The hairstyles will be based on movie characters from the past or from current retro-styled movies...and Mary Haines was the first challenge.

My hair is currently a little past shoulder length, so this very short style (a style using the 'shingle' haircut ) was difficult to mimic. However, I think we've come up w/ a somewhat successful alternative. The style was achieved using sponge rollers that will significantly draw up the length of hair. I alternated the sponge rollers (small to medium sized rollers) so that the curls would have more of a 'stacked' and natural appearance. Bobby Pins were used to additionally shorten the hair.

I hope you all enjoy it...and following is a synopsis of the film Mary Haines appears in...The Women.

The Women-1939
Directed by George Cukor
Starring Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford.

The Women is an all-female account of marital infidelity, told in a sometimes comical, sometimes heartbreaking manner. Mary Haines is one of the social elite but unlike most of her peers, she happens to be in a very healthy and happy marriage as well. She and her husband Stephen have a daughter, little Mary, as well as material prosperity, social status, and love. Mary's 'paradise' begins to crumble however, when her conniving girlfriend Sylvia (scenery chewing Rosalind Russell), hears from a manicurist that Stephen Haines is 'stepping out on Mary'. Syliva and her friends spread the gossip mercilessly, which inevitably results in heartbreak. After a hurried divorce, Stephen resignedly marries the spiteful cat who led him astray, Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford). But Mary soon realizes that her love for her ex-husband is still strong enough to surmount any obstacle, including the world's disdain and her own pride. Along with her loyal friends and supportive mother, she goes on a mission to regain the relationship she cast aside and bring her family back together.


Jodi said...

LOVE the movie The Women. Caught it randomly on cable when I was a teenager. This is the one where there are only women in the movie, the men aren't seen, right?

The hair is beautiful, btw.

Lya de Putti said...

You nailed it Lisa! Great hairdo! I love The Women too. I had an all ladies party one year for all my girlfriends and we watched the film. A must have to go with the hairdo? JUNGLE RED NAILPOLISH!


Anonymous said...

Helo Lisa. My name is Silvana and i am a portuguese girl of 27. I cut my hair short this summer and it got to a point i dind´t know what to do with it anymore. Now i have to thank you because of your middy hair style tutorials! I´m going to get the right middy hair cut! I´m so happy! Thanck you so much! You saved my hair ;) I would like to send you some picks...

Zelzega said...

So I got a shinglesque cut about 2 weeks ago and have been curling my hair. I haven't really done the pincurls or sponge rollers yet as a real hairstyle (I'm still getting the hang of it) but have done successful curls with the curling iron.

Thanks again for showing how to do this hair! I'm doing a semi-modern play on it, I wish it were more like hers, but my hair is meh, lol.

But I am in love with my hair right now. Thanks again!

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