magazines from the 1920s to the 1960s about hair and makeup

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 ...

1952 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine…Make-up Makes You Lovelier

1950s Vintage Beauty Magazine…1,000 Hints. We all scour antique malls, thrift stores, and the internet for clothes and such to put together that perfect vintage head-to-toe look. But there is probably something you collect way to much of. For some ladies, novelty print dresses might be their obsession. For other ladies, scarves might be pouring out of ...

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 ...

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. ...

This vintage beauty magazine was made for Peggy…

I'm kind of obsessed with this vintage women's magazine called Charm right now. As it's tagline states, it is, "for the exciting woman with a job." I'll let you digest that statement for a moment. As you may be able to tell from the tagline, this magazine's editorial content and advertising is geared toward women who ...

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 ...

1952 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine, Today’s lesson…Lipstick

Vintage Lipstick Techniques circa 1952 This is a great little article with tips for reshaping your lips and some cute insight into Victorian lip color problem solvers. Enjoy! Full Article Lines for Pretty Lips Full, ripe, lovely lips and a sweet mouth characterize the truly feminine woman! When I was a pig-tailed eight-year-old, my Grandmother took me to ...

1952 1,000 Hints Beauty Magazine, Today’s lesson…blush

Blush Make-up Techniques circa 1952. When you read this article, keep in mind, the writer refers to rouge, but she doesn't specify unfortunately what colors should be used, so you have to do a little guessing game. Blushers at this time could be anywhere from pink to lavender to red. One good way to choose your rouge for ...