I have very straight kind of thin hair slightly longer than chin length what can I do fairly easily on a college student budget to get 1930’s style hair?
Are you looking to get a marcel wave/finger wave sort of look? There are some tutorials on youtube for doing fingerwaves - it takes some practice and setting lotion, but can be done for just the cost of the latter :) You can also buy vintage marcel wave clips on etsy and ebay - again, use a setting lotion.
It may take some practice as you have to be careful not to burn your scalp, but another way of doing it is to use a curling wand. I’ve had decent results with that - grew my hair out to about the length you describe, side parted it, curled the ends under with rollers when it was still damp, and then “waved” the rest of it using more setting lotion and hairspray to set.
I have been watching a lot of early 20th century tv dramas lately (except Mad Men, which apparently started the trend), in an attempt to fill the void left by the more-or-less cancellation of Bomb Girls. And since I haven’t seen any mention of these on my dash, I thought I’d make the recommendations: please do consider watching The Bletchley Circle and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. My wonderfully persuasive arguments appear below the cut.
Miss Fisher is an Australian show that I too recommend. There are many differences from the books. Most notably the absence of Lin Chung. But it does cover a number of social and gender issues of the era. And is quite watchable. Not to speak of an unconventional heroine.
PS: And amen to Bletchley Circle too! It screened not too long back in Australia. Hope they make a second series.
I attended one of Kerry Greenwood’s readings, and she was asked about the way in which Lin Chung was so hastily written out of the series (the questioner wanted to know if there was any chance we’d see him back!) Greenwood - who was very positive about the series but not at all afraid to talk about where she differed with the makers and what changes she’d fought for - said that they simply couldn’t wrap their head around the relationship Phryne has with Chung after he marries Camellia…so they pretty much wrote him out. She had to fight to have Phryne so unapologetically confident in her sexuality on screen (it also took them a long time to grasp the fact that Phryne does not do the damsel in distress thing and usually rescues herself). It is odd after reading the books - there’s that element of exoticising/otherising Chung, but the Lin family and their stories are also one of the most interesting facets to the books. I have a Chinese Australian friend who loves “The Castlemaine Murders” because the story of the Lins on the goldfields in the 1850s runs parallel to her own family history.