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 ...

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 ...

Pastel Hair Color: Retro Pale Blue…driving me to drink.

 The pale blue vintage pastel hair color is proving to be quite the challenge. I am writing first about the most frustrating color I dealt with...pale blue. The hair color blue is great if you are starting with pale grey hair or cool white blonde. Blue (ash) is temperamental. It is very common for light hair to turn ...

Pastel Hair Color seems so new, but is so vintage…

 Pastel Hair Color like lavender, pale pink, and blue are a very vintage hairstyle concept. Pastel Hair Colors like pink, lavender, and pale blue may seem new and fresh, but the reality is that is has been a hairstyle trend women have been experimenting with for centuries. Vintage pastel hair color options could include pink, lavender, blue and ...