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Thursday, March 29, 2012 1 Permalink

Congratulations to Luscious Brat! Using a random number generator, your comment was chosen to win the Sourpuss Clothing bag. Not only are you cancer free, but you also get a pretty bag. Yay!Write me at lauren at hrstbooks.com with your name and address and I will send it out.

Harmonizing Lipstick and Nail Polish Color

I'm in a colorful mood today. Summer is sticking around and before Fall takes root, I thought we should celebrate bright summer colors a little longer. Did you know, makeup companies changed their advertising strategies regularly on how you should choose your correct face powder color, especially in the early years of makeup. From the 1920s ...

Demystifying Pin Curls

In today’s world of retro beauty, there are hundreds of resources offering directions on recreating the old glamour we all love so much. These resources vary widely in style and technique. Everyone has their own tricks and tools they suggest using to achieve beautiful results. Girls using today’s modern tools and techniques to create their vintage ...

Vintage wet set with the Primrose pin curl set!

The Primrose Pin Curl Set! This tutorial video, which is only about 11 minutes long, will give you a very good basic set up for setting the curls and also tips on the part of the pin curl set many people have trouble with...the brush out. Want to know more about pin curls? Techniques for wet ...

Creative vintage wig hair color in the 1950s and 1960s included blue, purple, and aqua!

Daring bright fashion hair colors were more common than you thought in the 1950s and 1960s. We forget that sometimes. Blue hair, pink hair, lavender hair, aqua hair...They were all represented. The prim and proper ideal of the 1950s had nothing to do with being a fuddy-duddy. Those ladies were having F-U-N. They bought bright colored couches in ...

Hey Denver! 1940s Hairstyles: A How-to Class of Techniques, Tips, and Ideas

Thursday, May 18, 2017 0 Permalink

Hey Denver! Join me for this hands-on workshop! Saturday June 3rd! 1940s Hairstyles: A How-to Class of Techniques, Tips, and Ideas This class will cover many techniques and options to acheive the silhouettes, curls and waves of this beautiful decade. If you need help with your Victory Rolls, we can help you there too. Any questions you have about your favorite ...

Beauty Ten Commandments – 1923 Beauty Secrets for Every Woman Magazine

I am a collector. There, I said it. What is a collector? Someone who is so obsessed with items from a certain genre that they are incapable of passing by an item available for purchase. My obsession, as you can probably guess, is very specific. It is late 19th and early/mid-20th century beauty magazines, books and packaging. I ...

Techniques for a 1940s Continuous Roll Hairstyle

The continuous roll was a hairstyle popular in the 1940s. The illustration below refers to it as a chevron style. The concept is the appearance of an element that wraps around the entire hairline. In the chevron style it forms the chevron point at the nape of the neck. During WWII, while so many young men were off ...

Vintage Updo for the holidays or New Year’s Eve!

We all deserve to give ourselves a little extra beauty attention at the holidays by doing a vintage updo for parties like Christmas and New Year's Eve... A lot of requests came in for more details on the Roll & Go Hair Tool and how to use it! I spent the week tirelessly putting this video tutorial together ...