It's no secret that I love backcombing. I used to have hair down to my butt, until I cut it shoulder length because I wanted to start backcombing. I wanted to look like Siouxsie and Robert Smith. I succeeded well, and no other Goth in Perth backcombed their hair. I was the only one. Backcombed hair became my staple, and friends who I only knew at the club wondered what I looked like with 'normal' hair. They didn't recognise me straight away in my normal day outfits with flat hair.
I've perfected my backcombing. The hairspray I use is Schwarzkopf Lacquer Taft Mega Strong Hold. I use a normal tail comb. I've regularly put up my hair, slept in it, and gone out the next night without having to restyle my hair. It's very epic.
I even made a youtube video about how to do Siouxsie hair! It's very old
It was only very recently that I shaved my hair so I could have a death-hawk (I've always wanted one)
I've also taken inspiration from Siouxsie's makeup. I pluck my eyebrows very straight, but I did this because I wanted to look like Theda Bara.
Here's an old photo of me with my hair in Siouxsie glory. I'm bending down, so my lower half looks really strange o_o;
I got to meet him afterwards!
I was a bit star struck but asked him a question. I told him that I had to record the show 'the Ascent of Money' as part of my library job. He did the music for it, and I asked if he enjoyed the show. He said that it was the type of show that sent him to sleep, and I agreed :)
This post is part of a theme for the Ladies In Black Facebook group