"she would have had to sleep in rags all night to achieve the effect"

Margot's hair-style of ringlets looks as though it has been curled in rags. Although Lexie has taken on the modern fashions of mid 1950s, there is still much about life in England at this time which is more staid and conventional, and make do and mend. This very cheap way of curling hair may indeed experience a revival in the present day, when young women have less to spend on the hairdresser. With perms costing between £60 and £80 pounds at the High Street hairdresser, here are two young women who demonstrate the rags technique with a bit of sassy 21st Century verve.