I had received many comments on my 6th grade hair-do, so I thought I would do the evolution of my hair. After you read this and look at the pictures I am sure you will all agree - he now owes me. :-)
Mom discovers Toni home perms.
Is that hair on top of my head - or is it part of the wallpaper? And did we not own a comb??? (glasses are blue plastic)
Mom gives up on Toni and takes us to a professional - Irene's Beauty Shop, just one mile down the road. (They were never called salons then like they are now.) It was in the basement of her farm home and it always smelled squeaky clean.
Mom cut our bangs between Irene's haircuts.
Mom is good at a lot of things - cutting bangs is not one of them. (And this is after they had grown out!) The glasses are blue metallic metal with rhinestones.
I used these ….
to achieve this stylish look.
I seem pretty happy with the results. :-) (I'm the one in the middle) I couldn't wear my glasses with the headband… hurt too bad.
Foam rollers and something new at Irene's Beauty Shop called a "body" perm...
to get this fabulous ? flip.
Then along came this groovy product.
I would lather this on my hair.
Then set only the back with these
Then each side of my hair was put in a huge pin curl held in place by this innovative product. If we did not have hair tape we used plain old scotch tape. Ouch - stuck to the hair and made red tape marks on your face - but your hair was cool.???
End result was this do. Luckily we must have had hair tape that day. No marks on the face.
I would use the biggest rollers that would work in my hair. My friend could used juice cans - sadly my hair was never long enough for juice cans. :-(
I either slept (not well) with the rollers in my hair or I sat under one of these to dry my hair. You put the plastic bonnet over your wet hair that was set in rollers and the dryer blew hot air into the plastic bonnet causing nothing but humidity.
After FOREVER your neck was red from the hot hose and your hair was dry.
The end result was this do.
Then along came the shag...
simply wash and go.
This all the farther down hair memory lane that I am going to go. It just gets too painfully close to real time.
Irene Eggimann's other claim to fame was her delicious oatmeal bars, known only as Irene Eggimann bars - which she always brought to all the neighborhood potlucks.
Whenever she attended a bridal shower she would give the bride a baking pan, a spatula , potholders and the recipe for "Irene Eggimann Bars" as a gift. I was the lucky recipient of one of those gifts. I must admit, my bars are never as good as hers.
Irene Eggimann Bars
2/3 cup margarine
1 Cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white syrup
Melt together in a pan.
Add 4 Cups Quick Oats
Spoon and press into a 9" X 9" pan.
Bake 10 minutes at 350°
2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
6 oz. chocolate chips.
Melt in microwave
Enjoy the bars.
Have a good hair day