tutorials, ideas and images of 1930’s hairstyles

The Cordelia hairstyle! Learn vintage waves with this video tutorial.

Cordelia means heart. I named the Cordelia hairstyle for a few reasons. It's symmetry and silhouette reminds me of the shape of the top of a heart. I also just think it is a beautiful name! It was a very popular baby name during the late Victorian and Edwardian Eras. I like to pick names for the ...

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 ...

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, ...

Vintage Uniforms for the 1920s and 1930s Hairstylist

Vintage Uniforms for the 1920s and 1930s Hairstylist This Rosalia Beauty Uniforms advertisement shows such stunning examples of vintage uniform fashions for a hairstylist in the 1920s, but not so much the 1930s. The advertisement came from the 1931 American Hairdresser Magazine that I picked up at the Vintage Fashion Expo in Santa Monica back in May. I ...

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 ...

A Letter from Paris…1931 Modern Beauty Shop magazine beauty trends

Article from Paris, France, April 10, 1931 from Modern Beauty Shop Chers amis:         Le printemps has come to Paris and with it, glorious sunshine. Sunshine being rare in this fascinating city all the Parisiennes are now sporting new hats.        Somebody famous once said that Spring to a woman just ...

Bobbed Hair…has come to stay…thank goodness

The bobbed hairstyles of the 1920s are as iconic as victory rolls in the 1940s. There were many shapes and textures women wore, but what they all had in common were the length, sitting above the jawline. Courtesy of Hair Hall of Fame Of course many women of the older generations at the time did not like ...

Pastel Hair Color: Retro Pale Blue…driving me to drink.

 The pale blue vintage pastel hair color is proving to be quite the challenge. I am writing first about the most frustrating color I dealt with...pale blue. The hair color blue is great if you are starting with pale grey hair or cool white blonde. Blue (ash) is temperamental. It is very common for light hair to turn ...

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 ...