Vintage Hairstyling – Retro Styles with Step by Step Techniques

Vintage Hairstyling - Retro Styles with Step by Step Techniques

We review the ultimate vintage hairstyles how-to book. With vivid hair photos and simple step by step instructions, ‘Vintage Hairstyling’ shows you how to recreate 33 classic retro hairstyles from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

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Vintage hairstyles remind us of a time of elegance, femininity and DIY can-do spirit: When skill with hair counted for more than a wad of bucks in your wallet when it came to looking good. This book is a loving homage to retro hair. Importantly, it doesn’t just gush about the history with pretty photos (pretty though they are, with modern models sporting their finished vintage hairstyles rather than just a catalogue of period beauties).

What ‘Vintage Hairstyling’ does is take you through many of the classic hairstyles with clear step-by-step guides, so you can recreate the look. It begins with the basic elements, then takes you through tools (and we’re talking cheap tools like bobby pins) and techniques. In chapter two you’ll see detailed instructions on how to create different curls, including the pin curl, the basis for many vintage hairstyles. Chapter three breaks down the proper way to comb your curls for a truly vintage effect including creating fingerwaves, Marcel waves, victory / sweetheart rolls, pompadours, and waves from pin curls. Chapter four provides step-by-step, start-to-finish detailed how-to guides for 33 different vintage hairstyles, all created with different hair lengths and textures. Whether you have mid-length, long or short hair, you’ll find instructions for a vintage hairstyle that suits you. The final 2 chapters of the book provide ideas for retro hair accessories, makeup and nails to finish the look.

Whatever your hair type, whatever your hairdressing skill, Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step-by-Step Techniques genuinely appears to have something for everyone. Whether you’re a rockabilly chick, a fan of Bettie Page, Veronica Lake’s secret stalker or just looking for a new daytime/evening look or something special to go with your vintage prom dress, it looks to us like ‘Vintage Hairstyling’ has it covered.

At around £26.00 it’s not the cheapest book in the world. But it more than earns its keep. It delivers on its promise by teaching you – very clearly – how to do 33 different vintage hairstyles. You’d wear your fingers to stubs doing google searches to find hair how-to guides like these.

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