VIDEO TIME! Going Gray Gracefully

Dear Reader-

Aging gracefully? Let’s do it! We’re dishing out advice about transitioning from artificial hair color to your natural gray.

Sincerely,

As The Curl Turns

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VIDEO TIME! Big “Bangs” Theory. Vintage Hairstyling Tutorial

Dear Reader-

Bangs are an important piece in the puzzle of retro hair. Tune in to see how I roll out my own big bangs.

Best-

ATCT

Cherry Coke Perfection

Dear Reader-

Today we are veering away from the usual hair topics to discuss something extremely important. Cherry Coke. Not that roughness in the can- homemade.

Hubs and I were at Peggy Sue’s malt shop in Downtown San Jose, and they had the best Cherry Coke I have ever tasted. I swooned over it to the manager and he gave me the secret- maraschino cherry syrup! Forehead slap, of course!!

First in is the ice. Second, spoon in some syrup and a few cherries direct from the jar. Then add the Coke. Finish with a straw. The straw isĀ an important factor in this scenario. It allows you to sip up both juice and soda at the same time. Voila! Cherry Coke at its finest! And for all you retro kids out there, that is indeed a paper straw.

You are welcome.

ATCT

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p.s- changing your baby somewhere other than your own home? Travel with puppy training pads. They are perfect to lay your baby on while changing a diaper, and they are disposable.

VIDEO TIME! Let’s Talk About Your WEDDING Hairstyle

Dear Reader-

Wedding season is upon us. You may be a bride or know one at the very least. Friends don’t let friends do their own hair for their wedding.

Warmest Regards,

As The Curl Turns

Instagram for Business- It’s A Slow Go

Dear Reader-

As you may or may not know, I am not what one would call……techno savvy. Before I started renting a chair in a salon I didn’t need a fancy pants cell phone. Mine flipped open and it’s biggest advance was it had a camera. Once I started needing to use Square as payment, it became apparent I had to join this century.

So I got a smartphone, and with that phone came the ability to advance my paltry social media standing. I am already on Pintrest, YouTube, Facebook, my blog….well, I guess it’s not totally paltry. I only use social media for work purposes, as Hubs and I are extremely private. Enter stage left-Instagram. I am asthecurlturns56. I have a few followers, 150 or so, and I follow about as many. I post hair that I do, food I make, and anything that has to do with my 1950’s housewife brand/life. I have found that I really like Instagram. I love seeing other people’s pictures and what they are doing, although there are a few obsessive posters that could do with a few less uploads. I certainly don’t need to see seven selfies a day, although I do love a good selfie. I like connecting with total strangers far away over fun things, like tv programs or James Dean.

The issue is getting more followers in order to help build my updo business specifically. I roll updos all the time on my severed heads and post them, careful not to make it look like my manikin head. Lots of directed hashtags, all very specific. Post post post, with such slow results. I am gaining followers, but it feels real slllooooooowwwwwww. Perseverence and patience? Yep. Grandma says good things come to those who wait, but As The Curl Turns knows waiting can be challenging sometimes.

Sincerely,

ATCT

VIDEO TIME! New Stylist? Where and What To Look For In A Salon Job

Dear Reader-

If you or someone you know just passed State Board for Cosmetology, here is some advice. Finding a job can be tricky, let alone finding the right job. Good Luck!

Best-

ATCT

VIDEO TIME! Rolling Vintage Updos Everyday

Dear Reader-

A vintage hair connoisseur? Take a gander at this video for advice on how to keep it up everyday!

Sincerely,

ATCT