I am doing a WOEFUL job on keeping up with blogging and working. It was much easier before when I had a desk with computer in front of me all day. Yikes. I now know how hard it is for the majority of the blogging community and have new found respect for all of you guys out there. I cant believe its Friday and I haven’t gotten a post up until now. Embarrassed. I apologize (again) and I promise next week to have 3 whole posts up! I just need to get into rhythm that works for me and the blog and the job. In theory it shouldn’t be that tough…. hmmm
Anywho I while back I did a post on vintage make up looks and I thought I would do another on vintage hairstyles or rather some of my favorite vintage hairstyles….
While Im not too gone on the Louise Brooks hairstyle, I love the 1920′s style that Drew Barrymore is wearing. The 20′s was definitely all about being rebellious and chopping your hair off. Im glad I wasnt aroud then because for me it would be a bit like chopping your nose off to spite your face. (ie not the best idea) It might have worked for good ol’ Coco Chanel but it would not be a good look on yours truly. I tried to locate a picture of a 1920s hairstyle for longer hair and I kept hitting on spam sites looking to offer me a free ipad… so I gave up.
The ladies, Dietrich and Garbo. Both stunning (although I think Garbo looks was particularly fabulous in this picture) Both no doubt growing out their shorter 1920s crops. I really love in particular the easy style of Garbos hair and when looking through all of her pictures, I noticed her hairstyle never really changed, it always stayed at the same length even in her older photos. 1930′s hair like Marlene’s still had a touch of the 1920s finger wave like Drews picture but with more volume on the side.
Ahhh! I love the 1940′s hair. From the glamorous and full of body Rita Hayworth waves to the pin curl up dos. I love the last image, I often try to stuff like that for the vintage shoots, but I havent quite mastered it just yet. I think the up styles in particular in the 1940s were the most interesting and probably the most time consuming! I’ve spent a good bit of time online trying to find good hair styling videos and I’ll share some of those links with you at the end of the post!
I dont know if I love the 50′s hair as much as I love the 40′s but its a close second. I chose Jayne Mansfield because her hair was similar to the iconic ‘Marilyn’ hair but a little longer. Grace Kelly was another obvious choice and I cant help but think its her hair they style January Jones hair to look like in Mad Men. Audrey Hepburn had many styles both short and long, I preferred it long (of course) even though she looked stunning with it both ways. I particularly like the side swept fringe with the bun combo here.
As I mentioned before, I love looking at videos on youtube to help me style my hair. 2 of my favorite channels on youtube for hairstyles are Iris, (ridiculously gorgeous hair, prepare to be jealous and Thepinupsweetshop, great tips on vintage hairstyles and makeup!