Ginger Rogers Vintage Updo with a Modern Twist – using a scrunchie and extension rope braid.


Hi, Sharon Danley here with another
Two Minute Tip. This week it’s this Ginger Rogers styled vintage hair do
with Kanekalon hair and a scrunchie. So what I’m going to do is use this shorter
piece that I made and I turned it into a rope and I’m going to make it
reminiscent of the Ginger Rogers 1930….. I can’t remember the year but I think it
was the gay divorce no it was top hat take a look at that I’ll put a picture
in here to show you what I mean So I’m going to make it fairly….you know…..do it quite a bit like how it was designed for Ginger Rogers. Now of course
you can do all kinds of things with this. You can have a side part, a center part,
have it all back…..whatever works for you. But I’m going to take the……try to be a
little bit…um…….more reminiscent and I’m going to do a center part. And
then what I’m going to do because my hair is thin and fine and of course I
have my bumpit and my hairpiece in which is a short one because I don’t need it
to be any longer because I’m adding a piece down at the bottom. So I’m going to
be using that handy dandy scrunchie. You know how great they are. OK
so I’m just going to backcomb this because my hair is thin and fine in the
front. And I like to use this back brushing brush and then I use my fingers
and then just comb over lightly – just the top layer – and then I’m going to gather
it all in the back for a low ponytail and then I’ll straighten out what needs
to be straightened out as far as lift and that sort of thing. And that’s the
wonderful thing with back combing – not only does it give you height and volume
but it gives you the mold ability. Now when I put this elastic in – it’s a small one, so I’m only gonna go in twice so I’ve got this little knob to put my hairpiece
on. OK so let me take a look here. I want to lift this a little bit because I
need height and all that stuff…….. ……and fullness for me is E-ss-ent-ial. now
where my hair lies flat a little bit there on that one side I’m just going to
put a little spray in – hold it for a second and that will lift it up because
as I said I’m trying to make this more reminiscent of the look of that day. So
take the little braids or or rope in the center I’m going to place it exactly
where I need and grab a cup of well just one bobby pin I’m going to place it in
here. Then I’m going to take this side and put it over top of my hair and use
another pin to hook it into the back here – like so. Then I’m going to take the
other side and put it like another smaller bobby pin I can ever get it out and place it so. So looks like a bit of a
rat’s nest but that’s okay because we’re going to cover it up. Let me just try to
make sure okay so you get the idea so now to make life real simple for myself
of course as always I’m going to use my scrunchie. Let me just grab a couple of
long pins here so I don’t have to turn around. Make sure I’m centered for you……OK So I’m going to place the scrunchie over
top like so. Stretch it to one side and place a long bobby pin or a roller pin
going in this way then stretch it to the other side and another long bobby pin or
roller pin going in that way……tucking the ends under and let me just kind of get a
look at that. You know that’s pretty close already. you just might want to place maybe a few
hair pins to hold in certain aspects of it. Now when you come around to the front
you can squish and mush and twist and turn or do whatever you want. But isn’t
that fast and simple? Oh and here’s something else I discovered. Mine was a
little bit shiny at first so what I did was I used baby powder and I went over top of it. And what it did was it helped the darker gray to
lighten up and you know it all it all worked really well it smelled good too.
So that’s it – another use for the Kanekalon hair that is reminiscent of a
vintage look that was classic throughout the 30s and very simple to do with a
couple of hair pieces and you know when your hair is thin and fine? This is an
excellent approach to hair. When your hair is growing out – it’s another excellent
approach to hair from light layers or when you’re embracing your gray that’s
another excellent approach. The idea of using these hair pieces just makes your
life easier because if you’re busy at all – and even though I’m retired, I’m busy –
I don’t want to spend a lot of time doing my hair and makeup but I still
want to look my best. So that’s it for this week. Move over Ginger Rogers
there’s some new tap shoes in town. Fast, Easy and Oh So Chic. We’ll see you next time

32 Replies to “Ginger Rogers Vintage Updo with a Modern Twist – using a scrunchie and extension rope braid.”

  1. Thank you! I have always wondered how to do this look. I have not purchased any hair pieces, yet, but you make them look like such an easy accessory for styling that I am going to try them. I love your use of back-combing, which has given me a whole new appreciation for that technique. Thank you for helping us keep beauty and elegance in our looks.

  2. Oh My Gosh, that is the CUTEST!!!!!
    I just got my Kanakelon yesterday, and though it is somewhat intimidating compared to my other hairpieces, I am anxious to try it to make a braid like this, for sure!!! I got it mostly to make the little lifter pieces and am now on the hunt for those little nets which are not that easy to find anymore, but I will!! I think this look will be my new goal, wow this is cute?? Or did I say that already?? Lol

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  4. Great video but I laughed out loud at 3.09 when you first placed your braid ..sorry ! It looked fabulous at the end though ! Thank you Angie from UK x

  5. Have you ever ordered the white or silver wigs and hair pieces from Wig types.com?? If so I would really like to know your take on them.

  6. So cool, I love it. Thanks for showing how to achieve this look, Sharon! I already have the scrunchie and the bump-it piece. I just need to look for the braid. Thanks again for the leads.

  7. Hi Sharon, your DIY use of the braiding hair is genious! I had rats as a teen that were like the gray rollers with the metal framing and the brush inside with the not pink sticks to secure them. I have not seen the crown one in years. I have seen the forms for a bun or french twist. These, your brilliant idea, are better than anything I recall and your use of extensions for cover is also wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Oh!!!! I love Gingers hairstyles. I've always wondered how to do it. Thank you. Your so beautiful just like Ginger.

  9. I love your channel…. I have gray hair now, long like yours and am growing it more, but wear mine like yours… sooo easy !! I was a hairdresser for 15 yrs when younger and have colored my hair for 40 plus years. Now retired, I am growing out my gray and going natural, even though some don't like it, I love it!!

  10. Went out and bought similar pieces to recreate this "do, it is so cute! I got it together, but have to admit that it was not easy to pin it all together and keep it that way…I guess I need more practice. Thanks, Sharon for this modern twist of a vintage updo.

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