…but it wasn’t bad for a first attempt.
I was hired to do hair and makeup for a romance novel cover in a style like a Gibson Girl. I, of course, was very excited to help create an image of a swooning woman half dressed with a Fabio character holding her in his arms. I was only slightly disappointed to learn when I got there that it was a teen romance book and there would be no swooning and no Fabio. There would be nothing deemed inappropriate for a 12 year old girl.
So I am happy with the results and the client loved it, so that is what matters most. I still look at it and think it isn’t poofy enough on the sides to be a Gibson Girl. Keeping her from looking frumpy was on my list of priorities. That is one reason I kept fighting the side poofs.
The basic style was created by rolling her in hot rollers. I then parted off the front section of hair. The back was taken up and twisted into a messy, wavy bun. Then I teased the front for some height and brought the front pieces loosely back and attached them to the bun.