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 Maeve

 I found an authentic fifties tea length, pouffy, strapless dress for the prom, and have been able to find appropriate shoes, gloves, and a bag for the style, but I haven't been able to find an appropriate hairstyle to match. Could you help? I have medium-long hair.

 Janet:

  I absolutely love those pouffy fifties gowns! I asked vintage hair and makeup authority Daniela Turudich, author of "1940s Hairstyles" and "Vintage Face", her advice on your dilemma. Here's what she said: She'll definitely have to do an "up" do with the gown. Hair should be combed up and arranged in soft curls on the crown of the head. If she has bangs, they should be arranged in soft "parenthesis" curls on the forehead. If she does not have bangs, she should try to wave the front and sides. If she doesn't have a natural "bend" in her hair to create waves, tell her to try using a waving iron, or have a hairstylist set the waves for her. Hair should be up and arranged in soft curls, but not messy at all. Every hair should have its place. Accessorize the hair with rhinestones or silk flowers. Stay away from extremes. ie. Hair pulled back from the forehead, hair or ringlets falling from the hairdo, etc. The overall look should be soft and flowing - but neat and tidy a la 1950s. Daniela's latest book "1950s Hairstyles" will be available soon.


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12/23/2002 7:19:28 PM

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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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