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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

An Art Deco Inspired Bride Looking Beautiful on Her Wedding Day!

I love it when everything comes together really beautifully and these images from the wedding of a 1920s/30s inspired bride that I styled last summer are the perfect example. Thanks to the beautiful photography of Marla Rutherford at CakeKnife Photography and all of the ideas that the bride Bee brought to what she wanted for her big day, ...

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 ...

Hats, Hairdo’s, Makeup – Vintage Fashion Dos and Don’ts for Head and Face

The Fashion Dos and Don'ts series from the 1940s produced this little 48 page booklet - Hats, Hairdo's, Makeup. Fashion Dos and Don'ts was written as a fashion and beauty advice series in the early 1940s and they produced several booklets. This one, which would obviously be my favorite, details how a woman of the early 1940s ...