Sometimes I gently separate the curls with my fingers (don't ever run your fingers all the way through the curls, though-you'll end up with a big mess and have to start all over again). Other times, I like the look of the curls just the way they are, so I leave them.
If Barbie's curls didn't turn out so hot, I usually decide to do a little more with her hair to make it as pretty as possible.
I'll go through just a few of the hairstyles I did this time around.
First off, we have Sara (I name each of my dolls that I renovate...it makes it more fun). For her hair, I took a piece on the side and twisted it up over her head.
Now I'll show you 3 variations of the same style:
First, I took most of the doll's hair and put it in a ponytail, leaving a section free on the bottom.
Out of all the overseas sellers that I've bought Barbie dresses from, flyingannalee's the most consistent at making dresses that fit my Barbie dolls well. As some of you may know, there are 3 basic Barbie body sizes (there are more than that, but 3 are the most common), so buying dresses for your dolls can be tricky. Some dresses fit only 1 or 2 body styles. When I get a chance, I'll try to post a pic of the different Barbie body styles.
Here are some more close-ups of finished dolls. I won't do all of them because it takes forever to upload that many pics on Blogger. I did take pics of everyone, though, so if you have other dolls you'd like to see up close, let me know in the comment box and I'll put them in another post.
Jade~front and back