ideas, advice, suggestions and tips for professional hairstylist and makeup artists

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 ...

The vintage wedding hair feel with no particular decade in mind

A lot of the requests I get from brides for vintage wedding hair are not specific to any particular decade. This weekend, I had a bride come in for a practice run with the same type of request. She had some pictures of hairstyles she really liked and her wedding leans toward a vintage themed wedding, but ...

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 ...

Contest to win from Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide

The staff over at Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide have been amazing cheerleaders for the success of my projects ever since my first book and I am so grateful for them. With Create Vintage-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles things are no different. Thank you Bonnie and everyone for the shout-out in the latest issue! The latest issue with Emma Stone ...

I am officially celebrating the release of Create Vintage-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles!

Create Vintage Inspired Wedding Hairstyles I have been thinking about writing this vintage wedding hairstyle book for many years and I am very excited to say that it is finished and in the hands of my book printer! It is a step-by-step guide to styling classic hairstyles for any special occasion including weddings, proms, and formal events. I ...

A Remodel in Life and a New Book! Vintage Wedding Hairstyles!

Wow. Life is flying by so quickly. I just looked at my blog history and my last post was the end of February. That is really bad, but it makes perfect sense. That was when my entire world, both personal and business started a fantastic roller coaster ride that has landed me in a very ...

1940s Rope Braid Tutorial…Always learning

1940s Easy Rope Braid Hair Tutorial ...Always learning I have been a little absent lately from posts. The summer was super busy with my vacation and those pastel blog posts took a lot more time than I had anticipated, so not much time for other blog posts.But I have a whole new mess of stuff to share ...