Today’s Follow Friday is about Hairball Alley, a blog specializing in recreating the best looks from 1920s to 60s. If you ever wondered what rollers to use, how to set finger waves or channel your inner Christina Hendricks, then wonder no more.
Tell us a bit about you
Hairball Alley: I’m Kay, the face behind my blog. I’m a genuine beauty school dropout, who has no interest in cutting or colouring hair but I’m fascinated by styling. I work in both a vintage boutique (Miss Dixiebelle) and do freelance session work. My blog is somewhere to channel my inspirations and to give people a little styling advice, I’m not a fan of prescriptive advice, so I try my best to keep things simple so that readers realise that there’s no “right” way to do things, it’s all about experimenting with your own hair.
Where do you get your hair inspiration?
Hairball Alley: The internet is a never-ending source of inspiration, google image search is a gem, I have an HTC Desire HD phone specifically because it has a big screen for looking at images online. But inspiration comes from everywhere, I talk about films a lot in my blog and I’m obsessed with programmes like Boardwalk Empire and Madmen, the hairstyles blow my mind.
What’s your most memorable hairstyle you’ve had and why?
Hairball Alley: Probably the beehive I had in about 3 years ago when my hair was red, it withstood me being drunk on Zombie cocktails and trying to crab under a limbo pole, hairstyles that withstand trauma are always memorable ones.
In honor of today’s news, that 84-year old Hefner will re-launch his London Playboy club, I found a photo of what must be his classest bunny ever. Lauren Hutton. Shame you can’t see the world famous gap in her teeth but beautiful all the same.
I’ve loved this photo of Carly Simon for a while and wanted to share it. Not sure if it’s the long limbs, confidence or hair but this photo just does it. Vanity Fair described Carly as ‘classy, smart, mischievous, the sexiest woman at the party’, which frankly the rest of us can only aspire to.