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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The newest free vintage hairstyle tutorial exclusively for newsletter followers

If you haven’t already signed up to receive the VintageHairstyling.com email newsletter, I am here to entice you with another reason to do so. I just finished this new tutorial that I have named the Nora after Lauren Bacall’s character in the film noir classic Key Largo. The pdf is loaded up and ready to view, ...

Hair Tips for Poolside Beauty Inspired by Esther Williams

There has been no one better at looking beautiful poolside than Esther Williams. In the 1940s and 1950s, featured in movies that showcased lavish swimming scenes with underwater chorus girls and diving acrobatics, Williams was famous for her beautiful swimming skills. And her hair was carefully styled so that it would not move an inch as she ...

More poolside beauty tips from Esther Williams – swimming turban tutorial

Are you getting ready to look fabulous by the water, whether it is the pool party at Viva Las Vegas or a beach getaway? Here is a quick way to go retro with your look inspired by Esther Williams, famed for her swimming skills in movies in the 1940s and 1950s like Million Dollar Mermaid, Pagan ...

3 Easy New Year’s Day vintage hairstyles you can do with your MORNING AFTER CURLS

Vintage hairstyles actually can be easy and here are 3 options to try with your curls from last night that you just slept on. So. It's the morning after your New Year's celebrating and you might look a bit like a hot mess. You looked fabulous last night with gorgeous curls, but now you need to ...

American Hairdresser Magazine 1946

I promised a few weeks ago that I'd share some of what was in the 1931 and 1946 American Hairdresser magazines I picked up at the Vintage Fashion Expo. I scanned some of the more notable details from the 1946 issue that I thought could easily be incorporated into our own modern vintage hairstyling lives. ...