Veronica Lake was one of the most popular movie stars in the early 1940s. She made her name paired with Alan Ladd and was known for playing sexy femme fatale roles. The image of her looking out from beneath her trademark hairstyle – the peek-a-boo fringe (said to be the inspiration for Jessica Rabbit’s hair)(…)
1930s Beauty: Jean Harlow and the Rise of the Peroxide Blonde
Jean Harlow, the original blonde bombshell, started the trend for bleaching hair in the 1930s. Before this it was very much just prostitutes woman of ill-repute who coloured their hair, it certainly wasn’t something done by ‘nice girls’ When Harlow exploded onto the silver screen in the early 1930s her white blonde hair caused a(…)
My Vintage: A Mini Beehive, Mini Dress and Lots of Faux Fur!
Wow! It’s cold out there! Great weather for snuggling up inside a warm fur coat and getting some post-Christmas fresh air! If you’d like to see how I did my quick 5-minute beehive (which doesn’t involve backcombing) then take a look here. It’s easy as pie!
How to Get a 5-Minute Beehive Hairstyle (with no backcombing)
Having vintage-inspired hair is a really simple way to add a retro twist to any outfit, and it doesn’t have to be difficult to do either. This easy-to-do 1960s beehive literally takes 5 minutes. No backcombing, no padding, just a really easy to do hairstyle! What do you think? What you will need: Hairspray Bobby(…)
Miss Bobbed Hair, 1925 (and all the other contestants)
The winner (above) and runners up of the Bobbed Hair contest held in Coral Gables, Florida in February 1925. That’s a big old cup for a hairstyle isn’t it? Coral Gables,Personally I think the lady 4th from the left should have won… Source and copyright: No known copyright restrictions | Source and copyright: No known(…)
3 easy vintage beauty looks to try at home
Why it is that Vintage fashion is so perennially popular with fashion lovers? What is it that makes people reference by-gone times and eras rather than simply following the latest trends? Well there are a number of reasons! Vintage fashion is fun, flattering and can be fantastically feminine. It is one of life’s great joys(…)
1970s hairstyles: Paul and Linda McCartney and their mullets
Wow, what hairstyles! I can’t imagine the mullet ever looked good, even on the rich and beautiful! The person who took this photo has a really interesting story to go with it which I thought you might like: I took this Picture of Paul & Linda McCartney at the 1973 Academy Awards (which were presented(…)
1930s purple hair
This model won First Prize at the Hairdressing Fashion Exhibition in London 1935. The trend to shorter hair had progressed showing the neck and ears. The colour effect was achieved by incorporating pigments in the setting lotion – so it wouldn’t have been permanent colour. I wonder whether any ‘real’ people had hair colour like(…)
Lauren Bacall 1940s
A publicity photo of Lauren Bacall 1940s Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed.
3 Beautiful 1930s Hairstyles
Need some inspiration for a 1930s-inspired hairstyle? That’s what I thought! So here’s my gallery of 30s hair dos – which is your favourite? I like the Tallulah Bankhead’s hairstyle myself… [3 photos] Above: Delores Del Rio in I Live for Love, 1935.
1950s hairstyle: Vivien Leigh
Actress and movie star Vivien Leigh in a publicity photo from the movie: The Deep Blue Sea. The neat up-do is a typical 1950s hairstyle. Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1963 and although there may or may not have(…)