Dorothea Lange was an iconic American photographer who’s known for her photos that humanized the perils of the great depression and the Dust bowl. They told the stories of the life of migrant workers and poor farmers across the mid west and south.
Her photography captured the souls and hardened beauty of women who had to fight tooth and nail to survive and feed their families. Times were tough, and these were some bad ass women.
So, to celebrate the work of the late and great Dorothea Lange I put together this DIY hair tutorial for you that is both beautiful and
simple. It is a great hairstyle to wear when times are tough.
I want to thank my friend and fabulous handbag designer Sarah Nunn for introducing me to Dorothea’s work. Cute bag, Sarah!
Here is the tutorial….
!. Start with a section on one side that comes from the top of the head to behind one ear. Take it all and twist it into one twist from root to end. Wrap the twist into a bun just behind your ear.
2. Pin the bun into place.
3. Make a vertical section of hair straight down the back of the head. It should go from the top of the head, to the middle of the hairline at the nape. Take that section and twist it in the same direction of your first twist.
4. Wrap it around the front of the bun, and pin it into place, tucking in the end.
5. Now take the rest of the hair and twist it in the same direction.
6. Wrap it around the front of your twisty bun.
7. Pin it into place, tucking in the end.
Now you have a twisty bun made of 3 twists that are all going in the same direction and you look like a beautifully hardened bad-ass woman.
Did anyone else watch the Ken Burns Dust bowl special on CBS last month? I did, and I was inspired. I won’t get into it now, but watch it if you have a chance.