retro and vintage inspired hair accessories

28 Pictures of Vintage Hair Snoods (that will make you want to wear a snood tomorrow)

Snoods, in the form of knitted or crocheted hairnets, have been around since...well...a long time. Hairnets date back to the 11th century, but they were widely worn during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Early versions were made of knotted loops of single-ply silk threads in various shades of brown mostly. Remember that colorful dyes like red ...

6 ways to wear Tint-o-matic colorful bobby pins…even if your hair isn’t pink

Even with natural hair color, you can put colorful bobby pins to good use. You don't have to have pink hair to wear pink bobby pins. Here are 6 ways to wear Tint-o-matic bobby pins in a way that accents your hair color instead of blending into it. #1 Straight bobby pins contrast against waves and helps hold ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

New Year’s Day Vintage Beauty Survival Kit

New Year's Day Vintage Beauty Survival Kit Fast, fabulous beauty even with the biggest champagne hangover… Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard was my inspiration for this blog post. In the movie she is constantly swaddled in some sort of leopard print. It is either her clothes, draped over the chair she is sitting in, or covering the ...

Plaid Flower Blooms out of Ribbon – Vintage Christmas Hair Accessories Tutorial #4

My last installment for Christmas Hair Accessories can be used as both a hair flower accessory or a flower clip to wear on your clothes. Here are some simple directions for taking a pretty, plaid ribbon and turning it into an oh so cute plaid hair flower. These make great gifts too. You can attach them ...