Public Pins- Shame, Shame!
I am quite certain that my neighbors are questioning the existence of my hair, because, for the most part, it spends its time pinned or wrapped in curlers and tucked under a scarf or bandana. Since I've been setting again, and due to the ridiculous humidity, I've been conserving my brush outs for excursions that take me beyond the neighborhood. I walk the dog, get the mail, mow the lawn and garden with my hair set and wrapped; it's cool, tidy and allows me to have nice hair when needed.
Sunday evening I sold the glasses I modeled in my last post (woo hoo!) and thus made a quick trip to the post office on Monday morning; this is how I ventured out:
When I first started setting I would have never gone out this way, I would have been too embarrassed. Still, after all this time, I feel a little ashamed of not doing my hair before leaving the house, it seems lazy- right up there with wearing sweats or going out without makeup- I can only justify this act by wrapping my curlers and pins with a pretty old scarf ;) .
Consult any mid-century etiquette book and you'll learn that one should indeed be ashamed of leaving the house with hair in curlers- it appears to be one of the cardinal sins of beauty.......
|From: The Coed Book of Charm and Beauty, 1962|
However, these "sinners" seem to be having the most interesting times, shameful hair and all.....
When going out in public with pin curls or curlers, one can.....
|ride a tiny tricycle|
|From: New Complete Book of Etiquette: Guide to Living Graciously, 1963|
|present deer heads (yikes!),|
|From: Art in Clothing Selection, 1963|
|or hang out in car trunks!|
pictures found here
If you set, do you take it public or keep it under wraps?