retro and vintage inspired hair accessories

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 pin 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 ...

Brigitte Bardot Headband Hairstyle – Vintage Christmas Hair Accessories Tutorial #3

I was wandering my local craft store when I found this easy vintage holiday hair accessory. It was amongst all the Christmas ribbons. It is basically just a laser cut felt designed to be used as a Christmas decoration. I thought it would make a cute headband for Christmas.My inspiration for this hairstyle is Brigitte ...

Jane Sterling Mad Men Hairstyle – Vintage Christmas Hair Accessories Tutorial #2

The character of Jane Sterling on Mad Men, played by Peyton List, always looks amazing. She has great clothes and great hair, but of course when your only job is to look good for your husband Roger Sterling and you have full access to his bank account, you better look immaculate all the time.This second ...