Poinsettia Petals Hat – Vintage Christmas Hair Accessories Tutorial #1

I never seem to leave myself enough time to get ready these days. I have a lot of holiday shindigs to go to this month, from lunches to cocktails, and working 10 to 12 hours a day does not leave a lot of time for fabulous vintage holiday hair. I know I am not the ...

Rearview of Veronica Lake’s Famous Hairstyle

Most of us have seen the movie wardrobe test images of old movie stars standing with a little chalk board next to them naming the movie and such the costume is to appear in. I like those pictures, but I like even more...the test images of the back view of the hairstyles. Images from the front ...

Victory Pins by the Smith Victory Corp, Buffalo, N.Y.

I picked this Victory Pins packet up on ebay a while back. The language on the packaging is wonderful. I love that there were so many "duties" women had toward the war effort that were directly related to her beauty regime. Not only did advertising constantly remind her it was her responsibility to keep beautiful ...

Perfect Pin Curls without the Fuss

In an effort to provide more help and options for vintage hair, I have started looking into adding some of my favorite tools to the hrstbooks.com store. The first product is the Sculpture Pin Curl Tool. If you ladies haven't seen this yet and you have trouble with your pin curl formation, this is a great ...

1940s Rope Braid Tutorial…Always learning

1940s Easy Rope Braid Hair Tutorial ...Always learning I have been a little absent lately from posts. The summer was super busy with my vacation and those pastel blog posts took a lot more time than I had anticipated, so not much time for other blog posts.But I have a whole new mess of stuff to share ...

Vintage Creative Combing Hairstyle Magazine

Vintage Creative Combing Hairstyle Magazine I urge anyone who comes across vintage hairstyle material like magazines, brochures, booklets, and books to buy them regardless of the decade they are from. Just because you think it is the wrong decade or the styles aren't quite what you love, does not mean that you can't get a lot ...

1940s June Vincent in Black Angel Hairstyle Tutorial

Today's hairstyle tutorial draws its inspiration from Jill Vincent in 1946s Black Angel. I originally called it the "Show off your necklace hair style" because it keeps your hair away from your neckline. So if you are wearing a dress with fabulous beading around the top or you have a beautiful necklace you want to show ...