28 Pictures of Vintage Hair Snoods (that will make you want to wear a snood tomorrow)

Snoods, in the form of knitted or crocheted hairnets, have been around since...well...a long time. Hairnets date back to the 11th century, but they were widely worn during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Early versions were made of knotted loops of single-ply silk threads in various shades of brown mostly. Remember that colorful dyes like red ...

The Cordelia hairstyle! Learn vintage waves with this video tutorial.

Cordelia means heart. I named the Cordelia hairstyle for a few reasons. It's symmetry and silhouette reminds me of the shape of the top of a heart. I also just think it is a beautiful name! It was a very popular baby name during the late Victorian and Edwardian Eras. I like to pick names for the ...

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 ...

This Mother of the Bride with short hair beautifully models her vintage hairstyle for the wedding

This Mother of the Bride came to see me yesterday at the studio because she wanted to do a practice run on her hairstyle for her daughter's upcoming wedding. Her hair is short and has natural wave to it and the wedding is vintage-inspired. She loves finger waves, so it was an easy trial run. It ...

Vintage Makeup for darker skin tones during the 1930s

For this installment of the Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones series, I am exploring makeup during the 1930s. To know more about this series, please read my disclaimer. The 1930s is the middle ground between the Jazz Age and WWII. Correctly, I should title this Makeup During the Great Depression, but that sounds, well, depressing. But I don't want to ...

Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones – Foundations and Face Powders

Welcome to the first post in the Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones series! Please read my disclaimer here to learn more about where this all came from and what this is all about. I'm beginning with face powders and foundations to work into the rest of the series. This post is more about history than ...

Vintage Uniforms for the 1920s and 1930s Hairstylist

Vintage Uniforms for the 1920s and 1930s Hairstylist This Rosalia Beauty Uniforms advertisement shows such stunning examples of vintage uniform fashions for a hairstylist in the 1920s, but not so much the 1930s. The advertisement came from the 1931 American Hairdresser Magazine that I picked up at the Vintage Fashion Expo in Santa Monica back in May. I ...

American Hairdresser Magazine May 1931

1930s bob hairstyles and vintage waves As promised, I am posting some pages from my 1931 American Hairdresser Magazine that I picked up at the Vintage Fashion Expo in Santa Monica back in May. Hairstyles in the early part of the 1930s were a crossover from what was popular in the 1920s. Fashionable women still wore finger waves conformed to the shape of the head ...

A Letter from Paris…1931 Modern Beauty Shop magazine beauty trends

Article from Paris, France, April 10, 1931 from Modern Beauty Shop Chers amis:         Le printemps has come to Paris and with it, glorious sunshine. Sunshine being rare in this fascinating city all the Parisiennes are now sporting new hats.        Somebody famous once said that Spring to a woman just ...