Beauty Ten Commandments – 1923 Beauty Secrets for Every Woman Magazine

I am a collector. There, I said it. What is a collector? Someone who is so obsessed with items from a certain genre that they are incapable of passing by an item available for purchase. My obsession, as you can probably guess, is very specific. It is late 19th and early/mid-20th century beauty magazines, books and packaging. I ...

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 ...

The newest free vintage hairstyle tutorial exclusively for newsletter followers

If you haven’t already signed up to receive the VintageHairstyling.com email newsletter, I am here to entice you with another reason to do so. I just finished this new tutorial that I have named the Nora after Lauren Bacall’s character in the film noir classic Key Largo. The pdf is loaded up and ready to view, ...

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 ...

Vintage Makeup for darker skin tones during the Atomic Age 0f the 1950s

For this installment of the Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones series, I am exploring makeup during the Atomic Age, mostly taking place during the 1950s. To know more about this series, please read my disclaimer. The Atomic Age, or Atomic Era, began in 1945 when the U.S. detonated the first nuclear bomb, Trinity, and subsequently used nuclear bombs against Japan to ...

Vintage Makeup for darker skin tones during the 1930s

For this installment of the Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones series, I am exploring makeup during the 1930s. To know more about this series, please read my disclaimer. The 1930s is the middle ground between the Jazz Age and WWII. Correctly, I should title this Makeup During the Great Depression, but that sounds, well, depressing. But I don't want to ...