Vintage Hair Styling

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Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step by Step Techniques is a guide showing how to create hairstyles from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s using simple, easy-to-follow instructions. I have revised and revamped the book of worldwide popularity to be even more informative and fun. This 2nd Edition takes hairstyles and breaks them down so that the directions are clear. It uses over 750 brand new photographs and illustrations and detailed directions in a 200-page full-color book.

The book begins with the basic elements and works its way back to advanced techniques. It concludes with information on makeup, nails, and accessories to finish the look. No matter your skill level or hair type, Vintage Hairstyling has something for everyone.

A Review of the book from Debutante Clothing:

From cover to cover, the book is full of beautiful photography of vintage hair styling tools such as pink dryers and jars of Lustre-Creme. But this book is not a fluffy, pretty art book full of hair related pictures. The book is more instructional without being boring.

The beginning of the book walks you step by step through the necessary tools you will need and basic curl techniques in order to create a true vintage hairstyle. Then, Rennells leads you into the techniques for combing out the curls. Finally, you get into the actual styling.

I’m a very visual person. I have to see someone do something in order to determine if I am doing it correctly. The step by step directions with accompanying images are the next best thing to having Lauren right next to you. The steps are clear and concise.

I myself am thinking about getting the book. Perhaps it could be a Christmas or Birthday present?!!

3 thoughts on “Vintage Hair Styling”

  1. I just received this book as a birthday gift from my husband (at my request… of course…). I own a lot of vintage books on hairstyling, from the 30s thru the 50s, and I’ve never come across an ACCURATE modern take on vintage hairstyles. This book literally blew me away – it’s fabulous. The author is a highly trained and highly experienced stylist, and her expertise shows in the beautiful styles and techniques she illustrates. Well written, well designed… highly recommended from this vintagephile!

  2. Ask and ye shall receive! My mother saw this book and bought it for me. I stayed up WAY too late the other night and read it cover to cover. I need to carve out some time and try a bunch of the hair styles, as well as do my makeup and nails (some tips in the back)! Love, love, love the book. It’s a definite must-have for anyone who is interested in fashion from this era. xoxo

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