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My name is Tara, and this is my Platinum Parlor.  I am a wife & mother living a life inspired by feminine feels & vintage vibes.  Here, I document my adventures around Southern California involving classic fashion, beauty products, home decor, & places of interest.  Please come in and stay for a while...

Flashback to Blue Hair & Bow Blouses

Flashback to Blue Hair & Bow Blouses

Last Summer, I was searching for things that would help to stir some creativity.  Brainstorming with Vinnie (who tends to be the one I talk to most about style), we decided on a temporary hair color swap.  We headed to the local beauty store and found Schwarzkopf's Spray-In Instant Colors.  I have been a fan of Schwarzkopf products for at least a decade, so I knew I'd be happy with their color products as well.   In recent years, I have tinted my hair pink, but I really wanted to try something new, so we went for some minty blue or "Jade." 

vintage updo

Applying the color was so easy, you just spray it in on towel dried hair, then blow dry.  You can see the video I created of applying the color here.   Do you like the hair style too?  See the how to video on creating this easy bumper bang style here.

pastel pinup

My only complaint of the blue hair (and same for when it was pink), is I felt limited to the colors I can wear.  Certain blues didn't feel right.  Vinnie says it's just me, but yellow felt horrible, red seems too vibrant, and green made it look more green than blue.  BUT!  Pastels were pretty awesome.   I was surprised how many compliments I received in public, most being from little kids.  So cute! 

pastel hair

Another mention about this particular product is how long the color lasted.  The product packaging said it would rinse out in three washes, but I still had blue showing well after 12 washes.  I know this has to do with me being platinum blonde, but Schwarzkopf could instead give a range based on beginning hair color.   I'm sure some would find this as a big plus, but for me I got a little frustrated with how long my hair was blue for.  

pink and blue outfit

Finally, onto the outfit and accessories!  

The pastel pink pencil skirt is from Vixen by Micheline Pitt


The light blue bow blouse is from Joanie Clothing

cheesecake pinup
60s Does Deco with NYX Cosmetics

60s Does Deco with NYX Cosmetics

Introducing... The Glamour Ball

Introducing... The Glamour Ball