Today’s Friday Girl is one of the 180 and I believe that she is Jewel Hair Mermaid Barbie. The hair looks right for that doll and she has the correct top. The Mermaid tail is wrong though. It obviously belongs to another mermaid Barbie. possibly Fountain Mermaid Barbie as it looks similar.
I haven’t as yet done anything to this girl’s hair. It was tied up to keep it tidy but it is a bit frizzy so I’d like to wash and condition it. I didn’t think it would get dry in time to photograph her today though so I just combed it a bit and washed her face.
I think there are some other mermaids in the crate so I’ll probably do a post on all of them together. I might even find the right tail for her.
I do prefer these earlier mermaid Barbies to the modern ones as once you redress her, she can be a normal Barbie. The ones with plastic fish tails can only be mermaids. I do have Jewel Hair Mermaid Midge myself; she was one of the dolls I bought in my first few years of collecting. However, I don’t like such long hair on dolls as it seems unrealistic to me so I cut it off and used her to practice perms on. I won’t be cutting this one’s hair but it does mean she’ll only make rare appearances in photos.
By the way the cool mosaic bench is at Boat Harbour a nearby township. I used a bit of creative editing to put Barbie on it.