New Year’s Day Vintage Beauty Survival Kit

New Year's Day Vintage Beauty Survival Kit Fast, fabulous beauty even with the biggest champagne hangover… Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard was my inspiration for this blog post. In the movie she is constantly swaddled in some sort of leopard print. It is either her clothes, draped over the chair she is sitting in, or covering the ...

Teddy Girls of the 1950s…Rocking the Gibson Girl of the 1900s

A couple months ago I posed a question on the Bobby Pin Blog. It centered around the thoughts of young people and their experimentation with vintage looks. You can see the original post here. Something to Ponder.My question was, "Do you suppose the teenager of the 1950s questioned the look of the 1920s, but coveted ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pastel Hair Color: Pale Pink Tests Part 1

The pale pink vintage pastel hair color tests turned out really lovely. The vintage pink hair color tests kind of all turned out pretty. Some were more vibrant than the others and I definitely had my favorites. I am trying to avoid a punk rock coated pink look. I really want it to look more natural ...

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 ...

1950s Atomic Era Hair Clips. My Favorite Thing That is Still Around.

1950s Atomic Era Hair Clips They are my favorite thing that is still around. It's almost like a rockabilly made them up...they're so perfect. But they are true old school and have been around for years. Notice the lovely 1950s atomic starburst on the clip end. I love these duckbill clips. They scream 1950s kitsch and I have about ...