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Deborah

With Deborah the goal was to use one of her hairpieces in a manner other that it was intended for, and to use a crimping iron for her front-parted hair. The latter two-thirds of the photos in this slideshow were taken by Dawn Neuhart.

Deborah has layered hair and no bangs; it is a little shorter, thicker and straighter than Gailynne’s. The front shot was way out of focus. The first step after the addition of hairspray is to make a center part. The front hair is separated from the back with a part that runs from the end of the center part down to the ear.
Deborah has layered hair and no bangs; it is a little shorter, thicker and straighter than Gailynne’s.  The first step after the addition of hairspray is to make a center part. The front hair is separated from the back with a part that runs from the end of the center part down to the ear.
The front hair is divided with a part about half way up. The sections are clipped to keep them separate and out of the way. The last two steps are repeated on the left. The back hair was divided in half across the head and the top section pulled into a ponytail. The lower front sections are re-sprayed, pulled back, wrapped around the base of the ponytail and pinned there.
The front hair is divided with a part about half way up. The sections are clipped to keep them separate and out of the way. The last two steps are repeated on the left. The back hair was divided in half across the head and the top section pulled into a ponytail. The lower front sections are re-sprayed, pulled back, wrapped around the base of the ponytail and pinned there.
The lower half of the top front sections are crimped with an iron, first close to the head and then farther out, each time matching the peaks and valleys. This is pulled back softly and pinned near the ponytail. The same steps are repeated on the top layer.
The lower half of the top front sections are crimped with an iron, first close to the head and then farther out, each time matching the peaks and valleys. This is pulled back softly and pinned near the ponytail. The same steps are repeated on the top layer.
The top layer is then pulled back and pinned. The same steps are repeated on the left side. Deborah after the crimped hair was pinned back.
The top layer is then pulled back and pinned. The same steps are repeated on the left side. Deborah after the crimped hair was pinned back.
Deborah used a regular curling iron to curl sections of her ponytail so that they could be pinned in front of the hairpiece to make horizontal curls. The hairpiece gets pinned into place right up against the second row of horizontal curls, where they will be pinned to fill in the space. The last curl gets rolled up and pinned, and a comb is added for decoration on each side of her head. Now it is off the mirror so Deborah can use a curling iron to curl the bottom section of her hair in finger curls. I pinned the synthetic curls out of the way. 
Deborah used a regular curling iron to curl sections of her ponytail so that they could be pinned in front of the hairpiece to make horizontal curls. The hairpiece gets pinned into place right up against the second row of horizontal curls, where they will be pinned to fill in the space.

The last curl gets rolled up and pinned, and a comb is added for decoration on each side of her head.

Now it is off the mirror so Deborah can use a curling iron to curl the bottom section of her hair in finger curls.

I pinned the synthetic curls out of the way.

A back view, with jewelry and costume. Deborah from the side, with silk flowers at the top of her hair and a matching one on her costume.

Deborah from the side front.

A back view, with jewelry and costume. Deborah from the side, with silk flowers at the top of her hair and a matching one on her costume.

Deborah from the side front.

 

 

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lynnmcmasters  
5 Bustle Era Hairstyles   Bess, I found this link for a UK wave iron seller.
http://www.ukhairdressers.com/store/details.asp?ID=BAB2267MU
Lynn
 
 
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eggiebert  
5 Bustle Era Hairstyles - Claudine's Style   It's wonderful to have the hairstyles broken down into manageable slices. When I looked at fashion plates before it was all just masses of hair with no distinction. This was very helpful!  
 
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eggiebert  
5 Bustle Era Hairstyles   Also, what were the finished dimensions of the bang lace? You discovered in one of the pieces they should be wider to have good coverage, but how wide in the end?  
 
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lynnmcmasters  
5 Bustle Era Hairstyles   The lace or netting was about 6" by 2.5. The curls hang over another inch on each side. Lynn  
 
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myladyswardrobe  
5 Bustle Era Hairstyles   Thanks for the link Lynn. I was looking everywhere and couldn't find it!!  
 
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eggiebert  
5 Bustle Era Hairstyles   Thank you so much for the follow up on the finished size. I had one started with about 4" finished tied on, but I still have enough to tie on more on each side.  
 
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valarie  
5 Bustle Era Hairstyles - Feather's Style   Thank you so much for the breakdown in these styles. I would have to use an entire wig but this gives lots of ideas of what to do with it.  
 
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lynnmcmasters  
5 Bustle Era Hairstyles   Valarie, Full wigs are much hotter and it is often difficult to hide the edges. If your hair is at least 3 to 4" long you should be able to get away with chignons and small hairpieces. Lynn  
 
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sarcasmhime  
5 Bustle Era Hairstyles   The links for Feather's and Amanda's styles are broken FYI.  
 
Alice Armstrong  
  I found this site to be a good set of instructions for ventilating a wig with a latch hook.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBaTImiNUTA

Also, I am creating a blog post about how to create your own hair switches from track (or weaving) hair.
 
 

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