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 ...

The vintage wedding hair feel with no particular decade in mind

A lot of the requests I get from brides for vintage wedding hair are not specific to any particular decade. This weekend, I had a bride come in for a practice run with the same type of request. She had some pictures of hairstyles she really liked and her wedding leans toward a vintage themed wedding, but ...

American Hairdresser Magazine May 1931

1930s bob hairstyles and vintage waves As promised, I am posting some pages from my 1931 American Hairdresser Magazine that I picked up at the Vintage Fashion Expo in Santa Monica back in May. Hairstyles in the early part of the 1930s were a crossover from what was popular in the 1920s. Fashionable women still wore finger waves conformed to the shape of the head ...

Video of a technique for waves

I am trying to do more appearances, teaching and live demos. My favorite part of this whole process of writing and producing material is that I can help other people grow their own skill set. If I can do that everyday, I'm happy. Part of it is going to be traveling around and spreading the info to ...

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 ...

100 times a day is an extreme, but yes…for hair health brush your hair a lot.

Tips for fine hair health and growth I'm really into hair health these days. I have really fine hair and I have been over processing it like crazy. We should all be paying attention to hair health in general. It is a huge indicator of your own general health. Poor hair health can be an indicator ...