I used to believe when it came to hair, bigger was always better. That hole in the ozone layer? I’m very sorry, but unless my hair reached death-defying heights, I was not complete. Then along came the 90’s and suddenly it was in fashion to grow hair long, but not high. My hair was soft, straight and utterly boring. My 80’s hair would have kicked my 90’s hair’s butt! Then there was jobs, and bobs, and before you know it-I haven’t owned a can of hairspray in close to 10 years.
This needed to change. I needed to look back at my hair ancestors and all their high hair glory. I wanted something big and fun. Something that looked like sculpture (and took almost as much construction). Something to shake things up a bit. The Rsession Tools Pin Up Girl kit arrived just in time!
Created by 2 hairstylists with huge clients and a very impressive resume to their names, the kit is a site to see. 12 individual items (over 75 pieces, just a portion shown in the photo below) color-coordinated with your hair that allow you to create the perfect up do. Whether it’s a high and sleek ponytail, a super chic bun or the classic, huge beehive. Most intriguing was something called a hair bun, a foam donut shaped item that is to be hidden in your hair and built upon so it can reach exciting heights. I popped out for some Aqua Net (what a comforting smell!), mixed a pitcher of Tom Collins and called Christy over to play beauty parlor and come up with a hair do worthy of Mad Men week.
Along with all the tools comes a very clear and easy to follow instruction manual for the 3 styles mentioned above. But I wanted to do something a bit different, a half up do. Something perfectly 60’s. A bit prim and proper, but a bit risque too. A style that shows you want to let your hair down but you’re not quite ready to. Much like the times, they were a-changin’ you know.
How did we do it? I’m not quite sure to tell you the truth. There was a lot of back combing and a LOT of hairspray. What I do know is that no matter what kind of pin or clip we needed, it was found in the kit. Even a pointed tip brush. And the height achieved could have never been reached without the hair bun, probably my favorite hair accessory I’ve ever used. Could I have done it on my own? Not the first time. But I think with practice, you could do this yourself. And certainly the more modern styles could be easily achieved with all the items in the kit (bungee elastics, clear pony tail holders, sleek headbands).
The final word – I love this kit and can see pulling it out for any number of reasons, whether it’s a something fabulously drastic or a simple daily style. I think this $22 purchase is a very worthy investment to keep you out of a hair rut.
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products