Advertising Fans: Another vintage beauty tool
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by LaurenR
1M ago
I find many things appropriate to share on this blog that you may not consider part of your beauty repertoire. Other than just your basic hair and makeup products, there are many other items to consider in your never ending quest to be a vintage beauty. Case in point…the Vintage or Antique Advertising Fan. The Popularity of the Advertising Fan Keeping yourself cool and dry in the hot Summer months is vital to keeping hair curls from falling and your makeup from melting. In the early 20th century, these beautifully decorated fans were a common option to do just that. Advertising fans started t ..read more
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Makeup and Beauty Lessons of the 1930s and 1940s
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by LaurenR
1M ago
This rare beauty book, called Make-Up & Live!, is your guide to makeup and other beauty lesson of the 1930s and 1940s. With its stunning images of dazzling era models and quirky instructions, it is a sweet addition to any collection of books. This lovely book covers what is considered the makeup and cosmetic use standards of the 1940s, even though it was published in 1938. As I explain in my blog post about why you should sometimes ignore the ZEROS to determine what decade a style represents, the 1938 date means this is also technically 1930s makeup, but not the only representation. What y ..read more
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This Atomic Era Haircut… Wear it Contemporary. Wear it Vintage.
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by LaurenR
2M ago
Finding the right haircut that can style both contemporary and vintage can be a challenge. I feel like I live in 2 worlds. I know I’m not alone here. There are days I want to have a contemporary look to my hair and other days when I go full-on wet-set, tease-it-out vintage with my hair. So finding the right haircut that can live in these 2 worlds is a must for my life. And that’s where we start the story of The International Convertible Cut by James Victor. I picked up this book on Etsy a while back. I was, of course, first attracted to it by the colorized pink haired model on the cover. This ..read more
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Pastel Hair Craze of the 1950s
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by LaurenR
3M ago
Many people are familiar with the zeitgeist aesthetic of color in the 1950s, especially pastel colors. Among the powder blue kitchen cabinets and wall to wall green carpet though, not many people know there was a pastel hair color trend as well. When did the 1950s pastel hair trend start? Watch a full dive into 1950s and 1960s pastel hair Pastel Hair Color Swatches Boys with pink hair? When did the 1950s Pastel Hair Trend Start? Colorful hair like pastels has a long history. In the 18th century, women (and men alike) sometimes used pastel tinted powder on their wigs. Adventurous people have ..read more
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Beauty Routine of Midcentury Morticia Addams
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by LaurenR
9M ago
In the classic 1960s television show, The Addams Family, Morticia Addams was the perfect, ghoulish midcentury housewife. With all of her many duties around the house, she kept up her hair and makeup routine in classic style. Morticia’s Classic Midcentury Makeup Morticia Beauty Mythology Morticia’s (and Wednesday’s) Hair Morticia’s Classic Midcentury Makeup The Addams Family television show was filmed in black and white, so the average watcher might assume that Morticia’s lipstick was possibly pink or some other muted color. But we have photographs on set in color of Carolyn Jones and her n ..read more
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10 Iconic 1950s Hairstyles for Every Hair Length
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by LaurenR
9M ago
Every hair length can be styled into a 1950s hairstyle, I believe, and here are 10 actresses (actually 11) with iconic 1950s style to give you some inspiration. Short Length Hairstyles Medium-Short 1950s Hair 1950s for Medium Length Hair Long Hairstyles of the 1950s Everyone has their own definition of what hair length is, so you may what to check out all of the hairstyles here to see which one might work for you! Short Hairstyles of the 1950s The 1950s had some very short hairstyles. Many of the hair magazines of the time featured very short crops. A good set of magnetic rollers will do the ..read more
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The Perfect 1960s Bob Hairstyle Designed by Celebrity Hairstylist Kenneth
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by LaurenR
9M ago
A perfect bob haircut and style can offer many looks for you when you are styling your hair vintage. With different curls and varying the volume, you can emulate a 1920s hairstyle, a 1940s look… all the way up to 1960s bouffant. This 1960s bob, designed by Kenneth, might be just the haircut you need. Kenneth Everette Battelle, known by the vintage hairstyling world as Mr. Kenneth or most often just called Kenneth, was among the most well-known celebrity hairstylists of his day. Kenneth styled the hair of some of the most iconic women of the 1950s and 1960s. Jacqueline Kennedy and Marilyn Monro ..read more
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1950s Hairstyle Illustrations by Warren Meek
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by LaurenR
9M ago
Illustrator Warren Meek was a renowned artist in the beauty and fashion world during the mid-20th century. His art is credited with being the main reason that so many of the books his hairstyle art appeared in had sold so well. Meek’s work appeared in numerous hairstyling books and magazines from the 1940s through the 1960s, including Modern Beauty Shop Magazines and Milady’s Cosmetology Books. You might also like: 1950s Bangs Designed Michel (Hairstylist to the Stars) These images are all from a book of lithographs titled Adventures in Hairstyling. It was created in conjunction with fa ..read more
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Faux Vintage Haircut Length with a Hairnet…
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by LaurenR
9M ago
The vintage haircut is a commitment. I have read so many haircutting books from the 1920s, all the way up to the 1960s, that describe major layers and lots of hacking away length. I’m not trying to dishonor the vintage haircut or short hair. I love vintage cuts and myself have short hair. But I also understand when one of my clients doesn’t want to commit to the chop. Trick to Fake the Haircut Hairnet History What to Consider When Buying a Hairnet Trick to Faux (Fake) the Haircut That’s when I teach them about the wonders of the hairnet. In my latest YouTube Video, I use the hairnet as a ..read more
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Famous Vintage Bangs: What stars like Jean Shrimpton and Bettie Page taught us about styling our fringe
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by LaurenR
9M ago
There are many options for you if you want to style a vintage bang… or a bang style that goes with your vintage look. Throughout the 20th Century, famous stars, like model Jean Shrimpton in the 1960s and pinup Bettie Page in the 1950s, influenced how women cut and styled their bangs. Not sure which direction you want to go with your vintage bangs? Here are some examples to guide you and advice on cutting length, styling, or just trying a clip-in option… 1920s Fringe 1940s Fringe Styles 1950s Bangs Styling 1960s Bangs Advice for Clip-in Bangs 1920s Fringe Clara Bow Bohemian Style “The It Girl ..read more
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