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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Link: 10 Hollywood Hairstyles

Doing a little detective work to try and find the source for the Lauren Bacall hairstyle source (see: http://beautyisathingofthepast.blogspot.com/2014/08/lauren-bacall.html), I came across a website with the full scan of the book. 

It's "10 Hollywood Hair Styles and how to do them yourself" by Arlene Dahl. See it here:
http://atomicpanther.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/10-hollywood-hairstyles/




It also includes looks from Ava Gardner, Hedy Lamarr, June Allyson, Vera-Ellen, Elizabeth Taylor's "poodle cut", Gene Tierney, Jane Russell, Cyd Charisse, and Kathryn Grayson.

Lauren Bacall

Style icon Lauren Bacall died yesterday in New York City at the age of 89.



Vogue described her hair as "Right for day, evening, city, country, probably the most American cut ever." 
(http://www.vogue.com/vogue-daily/article/remembering-lauren-bacall-1924-2014/#1)

Lucky for us, over at Victory Vintage they should us how to the Lauren Bacall look. (Unfortunately, the original scanner whose fingers are at the bottom was not found.)
http://victoryvintageblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/pin-curls-sets-and-lauren-bacall-hair.html


"How Lauren's hair is cut: 
The hair is parted on the left. The top lock on the thick, or right side, is just long enough to form a curl at the temple. The hair is blunt-cut to one and one-half inches below shoulder length at the sides, tapering to about two inches below shoulder length in the back."

How Lauren's hair is set: 
The top lock is set in two rows of four stand-up curls set perpendicular to the part and rolled under toward the back of the head.

The sides and back are set in two rows of large pin curls, starting just above the ear and sloping down across the back in slight curve.

After the hair has been combed out, it should be brushed vigorously to give the curls a soft, natural look."

And here's a close up of the pin-curl diagram.




Saturday, August 9, 2014

Link: Smithsonian on the bob

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-history-of-the-flapper-part-4-emboldened-by-the-bob-27361862/?no-ist

Check out this linked video on the shingle bob:
http://vimeo.com/35440890


Lola's Reflections on Life: I'll Give You A Shingle Bob! from Charmaine C on Vimeo.

Rita Hayworth Updo



Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American dancer and film actress who achieved fame during the 1940s. She is usually known for her soft curls (and fiery red hair), but here we see a nice updo with the sides brushed up. It's a vintage fauxhawk!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Link: Parting your hair

The best hair partings for various facial types:

http://retrowunderland.tumblr.com/post/35715469110/1930s-hair-tutorial-parting-the-hair

Link: Five Steps in Daytime Makeup

Starring Maureen O'Sullivan:
https://flic.kr/p/7fwq3T

First, apply blue eye shadow. Second, apply a brown eye pencil. Third, darken lashes with mascara. Fourth, apply the rouge. Fifth, lipstick. Of course.

Link: Burlesque beauties of the 1890s

Check out these curvy babes:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2114487/Photos-reveal-scandalous-burlesque-dancers-1890s.html

Friday, February 8, 2013

Let's go way back

To ancient Rome and Greece. This is the story of Janet Stephens, a hairdo archaeologist. How cool are these hairstyles?

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424127887324900204578286272195339456-lMyQjAxMTAzMDAwNzEwNDcyWj.html

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Before and after corset photos from Buzzfeed

Before and after corset photos from Buzzfeed: 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter/before-and-after-corset-photos-from-the-1940s

Friday, September 23, 2011

Link - Perfect a Hair Bun with the Sock Trick

Perfect a Hair Bun with the Sock Trickhttp://www.bforbel.com/2011/09/appearances-matter-perfect-hair-bun.html


Good idea using a sock for a rat.
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