hairstyle images, tutorials and ideas inspired by the 1940s

Vintage wet set with the Primrose pin curl set!

The Primrose Pin Curl Set! This tutorial video, which is only about 11 minutes long, will give you a very good basic set up for setting the curls and also tips on the part of the pin curl set many people have trouble with...the brush out. Want to know more about pin curls? Techniques for wet ...

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 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

American Hairdresser Magazine 1946

I promised a few weeks ago that I'd share some of what was in the 1931 and 1946 American Hairdresser magazines I picked up at the Vintage Fashion Expo. I scanned some of the more notable details from the 1946 issue that I thought could easily be incorporated into our own modern vintage hairstyling lives. ...

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 ...