Friday, January 29, 2010

Calling all 1979 perms

In 1979 I was in the 3rd grade and my mother took me to the beauty parlor that was located in between the Kmart and the McDonald( the MCD's where if you got invited to a birthday it was the coolest). After sitting for hours squinting my mother reading her Redbook, not being able to see much further because my blue graduated tinted glasses sat on the counter. The gum chewing blond hair beautician carefully used rolling paper, plastic pink and teal perm rollers in my Dorothy Hamel hair cut, all so I could have some "Body" in my hair. Then sitting under a dome dryer "Blondy" would come over from time to time to make sure my hair was not "fried" from the harsh chemicals.. all so I can have the curly hair I was never meant to have. After the 3 hour order deal the perm that fell out the 1st day I washed it. I think my mother is still pissed.

So my sister and I thought that famed Pink foam rollers would make have curly or even wavy hair like Marian Liva a girl who down the street. So my mother would wash, set our hair every night before any big event, we slept in the rollers. Then in the morning Viola! Two straight hair girls had curly Marian Liva hair. Flash Forward 30 years…. My daughter has been obsessed with Fancy Nancy, and her fabulous locks. So walking around the grocery store I saw them the miracle giving foam rollers all for the bargain price of $1.89. I came home and she was so excited…She sat while I did them then, slept in them as her mother did before her…all to have curls.

Here is some pictures of the fun… If you have a daughter you have the try it…it is so much fun and no one will recognize your child.

Next time I am using the pink..

This Fabulous HeadBand can be found at MissRubySue


lisa {milkshake} said...

Whoa! Those are some serious curls. I slept in those same rollers every night for years when I was a kid. Great idea - I think my daughter would love this!

Gretchen said...

I remember sleeping in those rollers! I bet I still have mine somewhere! Everyone said they made me look like Shirley Temple.

Diane said...

She looks awesome! I love it!