Friday, September 18, 2009

Coiffure! Okay, it's really just a 'do...

A long time ago, I faced the fact that I'm not very good at styling my hair. And unfortunately, the ladies of yesteryear had rather high-maintenance hairstyles. Put these two together and what do you get? Well, let's just stay I won't be gaily singing "I Feel Pretty".

Today, I tried a simple pony-tail & roll 'do and was surprised that it came out kinda cute. The roll adds a great deal to the basic pony-tail look and it worked well as a casual, yet fun look.

This is one of the reasons why I am grateful for the technology of 2009. I am able to view vintage hair tutorial videos, locate and purchase terrific books about retro hairstyling, and find hair products like setting lotion and snoods. So, I thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you...

I recently came across LisaFremontStreet on youtube. She does terrific retro hair and makeup tutorials, as well as product reviews. The tutorials go along step-by-step and feature great music, too. And don't miss her Pinup Series and Starlet series.

Elegantlyamused also has fabulous vintage-style hair and makeup tutorials/tips on Youtube. In fact, it was the video below that inspired me to try something different with my pony-tail style today.

I have a few favorite hairstyle books, but have found the ones by Stephanie Strowbridge of the newly-opened Moxie Beauty and Hair Salon most helpful. She has written a book on women's sets and styles, as well as one on men's vintage hairstyles.

Now, I don't know about you, but I sure do like a good snood. And thank goodness for ArtheliasAttic on Etsy because it may be awhile until I make my own! There you'll find hand-crocheted snoods made from a 1942 pattern in your choice of colors.

Hope you find my vintage hairdo favorites as fun and helpful as I have!

Happy Hairstyling :)

**Please note that you can pause the music at the bottom of this page in order to enjoy the videos I've included**


Emily said...

Thank you for the complement on my outfit! And to answer your question about my bracelet, Lana Turner's daughter auctions off some of her mother's possessions on eBay. Search for Cheryl Crane.

jewlover2 said...

So sweet of you to mention me! I love doing my tutorials and seeing that they help you guys has made it even more fun!
So Long, Dearie!

Zootsuitmama said...

Oh so cute! Can't wait to try the one with the bandana! Zootsuitmama