hairstyles using this curling method, tip and techniques for a successful wet set

Demystifying Pin Curls

In today’s world of retro beauty, there are hundreds of resources offering directions on recreating the old glamour we all love so much. These resources vary widely in style and technique. Everyone has their own tricks and tools they suggest using to achieve beautiful results. Girls using today’s modern tools and techniques to create their vintage ...

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 ...

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 ...

An Art Deco Inspired Bride Looking Beautiful on Her Wedding Day!

I love it when everything comes together really beautifully and these images from the wedding of a 1920s/30s inspired bride that I styled last summer are the perfect example. Thanks to the beautiful photography of Marla Rutherford at CakeKnife Photography and all of the ideas that the bride Bee brought to what she wanted for her big day, ...

Betty Draper Inspired Hairstyle How-to

Betty Draper Inspired Hairstyle How-to Betty Draper and the amazing hair and makeup team on Mad Men inspired this roller set. I was doing a photoshoot yesterday for an article I am writing about 1950s makeup for Vintage Made Magazine and I thought I'd share with you directions for the 1950s hairstyle. Yes, I know that the show ...

Perfect Pin Curls without the Fuss

In an effort to provide more help and options for vintage hair, I have started looking into adding some of my favorite tools to the hrstbooks.com store. The first product is the Sculpture Pin Curl Tool. If you ladies haven't seen this yet and you have trouble with your pin curl formation, this is a great ...

I love trading, because I got this great 1960s hairstyle book!

I love trading, because I got this great 1960s hairstyle book! I just got this great 1960s hairstyle book, thanks to a trade from a blog reader. She contacted me because she had an antique/vintage hairstyling book that she didn't have any use for, but didn't want to toss it or give it to the thrift store. ...

Video of Natural Hair Girl Doing a Fabulous Vintage Hairdo

We all have different hair and there are so many ways to get a curl. For some, a pin curl set isn't feasible because it would take hours for their length and thickness to dry. For some, their hair is so fine that a curling iron wreaks havoc on hair health. For others, hot rollers ...