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 ...

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 ...

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 Cobra Hairstyle circa 1957…bangs with a bite

Just in time for Halloween...I just happen to be leafing through a vintage 1957 American Hairdresser magazine yesterday, looking for something completely unrelated to Halloween. And then I cam across this beauty of an article about M. Louis Advanced Hair Design Institute's new hair vogue. The "cobra cut", they explain, gives us an ultra feminine ...

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 ...

Betty Draper Inspired Hairstyle How-to

Betty Draper Inspired Hairstyle How-to Betty Draper and the amazing hair and makeup team on Mad Men inspired this roller set. I was doing a photoshoot yesterday for an article I am writing about 1950s makeup for Vintage Made Magazine and I thought I'd share with you directions for the 1950s hairstyle. Yes, I know that the show ...

Easy Vintage Hairstyles for Natural Curly Hair Look 1950s/Atomic Era

Here's another easy vintage hairstyle for natural curly hair. It's my second tutorial for this series and I have one more to come.  As I wrote before in the first Natural Curly Hair Tutorial, there is no need to make yourself insane trying to copy the curl level or texture of a vintage style. For a ...