As reported in When dolls disappoint: Ebay Euphemia from Tonner Cinderella, since Nashville has a shortage of collectible doll stores, I recently acquired a Robert Tonner Euphemia doll from the Cinderella collection on ebay, Although the doll was listed as being in “very good, used condition” with “lovely long brown hair, taken out of original style” and photos showed a doll with long brown hair down to the doll’s hips, the doll’s hair was over 2 inches shorter all across the back.
Salvaging an Ebay Deal Gone Bad
Not wanting to go through the “item was not as described” claims process with Ebay, I wanted a quick and easy fix that did not involve cutting the doll’s hair, or going through the tedious process of learning to reroot a Tonner doll.
These are the steps I took to make Euphemia presentable and still keep her long, flowing hair.
Euphemia’s Quick Hair Fix – Extensions!
1. I pulled a small amount of the long pair back from her face and fixed a very small ponytail on the back of her head. I liked the layering effect it added to the back of her head, but I later took it down because it made the long sections of her hair skimpier. I recommend skipping step 1 and moving straight to step 2.
2. I pulled 2 small pieces of the extra-long length hair back from her face near her ears closest to the bottom of the back of her head. I attached that in a ponytail at the nape of her neck, hidden under her shorter hair, where it would hang down long from underneath. That added a little long hair to the middle of her back, but it didn’t fill that space all the way across.
3. Rather than borrow more hair from Euphemia’s longer locks, I took a lock of hair I had been saving to reroot a Barbie head, tied it into a ponytail, and rubber-banded it to the other ponytail under her hair and trimmed it to the lenght of the other long hair. Now Ebay Euphmeia has a home-made hair extension!
Ebay Euphemia has a temporary but quick hair style fix that provides her with a layer of longer hair beneath the shorter layer across the back to help it blend in with the longer hair in front. Eventually I will have to reroot some of her hair, but for now Euphemia is presentable enough to display. See the Slideshow for the step-by-step photos of Euphemia’s quick fix. Her long hair is even thicker now than it is in the photos since I removed the small ponytail I originally had on the back of her head.
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