Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step by Step Techniques, 2nd Edition
There was something very special and beautiful about women in the mid-20th century. The way they dressed was elegant and the way they wore their hair was feminine. Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step by Step Techniques is a perfect guide for showing how to create so many of those vintage hairstyles.
Lauren Rennells has taken hairstyles from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s and broken them down into simple, easy-to-follow instructions. It uses over 700 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. Chapter one describes the tools and products used throughout. Chapter two offers detailed instructions on creating different curls, including the pin curl, the basis for many vintage hairstyles.
Chapter three breaks down the proper way to comb the curls for the effect including creating fingerwaves, victory rolls, pompadours, and waves from pin curls. The fourth chapter of the book provides step-by-step start-to-finish detailed instructions for 25 different hairstyles created with different hair lengths and textures. The final 2 chapters provide ideas for hair accessories, makeup and nails to finish the look.
Not only a manual, it is also fun to read. The Finished Styles chapter of the book contains coffee table book quality images of models with their finished hairstyles. Sprinkled in introductions and throughout the book are interesting facts about the history of hairstyling, origins of styles, and information about the starlets and performers from the golden age of Hollywood who made the hairstyles popular. Classic Hollywood stars like Jean Harlow, Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor all sparked very powerful hairstyle trends.
No matter your skill level or hair type, Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step by Step Techniques has something for everyone. If you are just looking for a hairstyle for a special occasion like a period wedding or a style to go with a vintage prom dress, Vintage Hairstyling has both up-do options and options for a longer hair look. And swing dancers looking for a style for dancing will find many options with staying power.
Hundreds of women have already found relief from their vintage hairstyle dilemmas with this book. Please take a look at what readers and the press are saying in The Buzz. And let us know what you think too!
200-page full-color book.
Hair and make-up artist Lauren Rennells works in the photography and film industry. She freelances providing unique designs for advertisements, films and television. Her passion for hairstyles of the past led her to the writing of Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step by Step Techniques.