Vintage Beauty: Hairstyling

Ready for some more vintage beauty tips from Hollywood’s Ern and Bud Westmore?  Last time we covered face shapes, and today we’re covering hairstyles to compliment your face shape.

  

  

There is a lot of great 1940s hair inspiration here too, along with some tips to compliment your facial structure.

I know doing vintage hair can be complicated and frustrating, but nothing perfects like practice, practice, practice.  YouTube is a great resource for video tutorials, just search for “vintage hair”.  Additionally, there are many books on the subject including the hair volume of the Style Me Vintage series (my personal recommendation) as well as Vintage Hairstyling, which I know many gals who have enjoyed this book, I however did not have much luck with it.  But nothing can replace a personal interaction with a person who knows their stuff.  Portlanders have the luxury of having the amazing Kristen Behlings as a resource who frequently does hair workshops.  She has done my own hair for several fashion shows, and I have attended two of her workshops, the most recent last March.  Also, don’t be afraid to ask if you see someone who has their hair done up or even at a vintage clothing shop, they may know some tips or know someone who does.

Eye make-up next time!

3 thoughts on “Vintage Beauty: Hairstyling

  1. Not exactly complimentary descriptions! “high bulging forehead”, “short fat nose” “exceptionally wide forehead” “short thick neck” or a scrawny neck! No wonder women had/have image issues!

  2. It really amazes me how much thought used to go into choosing a hairstyle. I don’t think my hair cutter has ever (in the 12 years she’s been cutting my hair) mentioned the shape of my face!

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