Tuesday, February 8, 2011

DIY Vintage Hairstyle's {Achieving a Vintage Look Part 3}

The next part in the series, Achieving a Vintage Look is Hairstyle's. I love vintage hair! My favorite eras for hair have to be the 1940s, 1950s, and the early 1960s.




Tutorials -

~ Casey's Elegant Musings ~
 1940s Braided Headband Style {I've done this one}

~ Mrs. Amber Apple ~

~My Hair Tutorial~
1960s Flip Tutorial 

~One of my favorite YouTube Channels~
Strawberry Koi Vintage

One of the best books on the subject is Vintage Hairstyling, and it's one of the cheeper options out there. I received this book for Christmas and love it!!  

Besides watching these video tutorials, and reading books on the subject. The next best thing is to study old magazines, watch old movies & TV shows, and look at old photographs. Just experiment with your hair by coping what you see! That's what I've been doing for years.  



  1. Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn are just gorgeous women...elegant style. Oh, but I do love those 1940s hairstyles. When my hair gets long enough, it would be fun to have a vintage dress and outfit day from the 1940s. Oh, I think that would be fun!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  2. I try, I really do, but it always ends up looking the wonky! Try and try again I guess! =)

  3. Is that Thelma Lou in your left-hand 60's picture? :-D She was such a good actress!

    I'll have to check out your links! I love anything 1940's especially! :-)

    Love in Christ,

  4. *blushes* thank you for mentioning my video!! you are so sweet :)

    I'm uploading a new video now! I'll blog about it tomorrow!

  5. Aw, Thelma Lou is so cute! I just love her (and Audrey Hepburn and Mary Tyler Moore). :)

    The 40s-60s definitely had the best hairstyles. I haven't tried any vintage styles on my hair yet, but I hope to eventually. I was just reading Casey's tutorials the other day.


  6. Also be sure to check out Lisa Freemont Street's You Tube channel. She is amazing with vintage hairstyles!!

  7. WooHOo! You are once again one of my favofavo sites! :) Thankyou for posting such lovely things!

    And no 1960's post would be complete without sweet, forbearing Thelma Lou... :D She was such a darling.

  8. Thanks for the great links! I would love to do a lot of these styles, but my hair is probably too long.

    That's why I love Rapunzel's Resource! She has a bunch of tutorials for historical hairstyles, for long hair, and they are wonderful! Here's the link:


    Anyway, thanks for posting on such a great topic, because I know that I am always on the lookout for suitable hair tutorials. ;)

  9. Heather - That sounds like a wonderful plan!

    KatySue - Just keep trying, mine use to look awful too. :)

    Vicki - Yes, that is Thelma Lou. :)

    Amber - Your welcome! Ooo, I can't wait to see your new video! :)

    Kristin - You should try out some vintage hairstyles sometime. :)

    Brittany - Thanks, I'll have to look her up.

    Kathleen - Aw, thanks! :) And yes, Thelma Lou was a sweetie. She always dressed and looked so cute. :)

  10. Lovely idea-having a blog on modest fashion! This is such an important thing in the lives of us women young and old!!
    Nice Job!

    Just Looove the post on vintage hair...Grace Kelly is so lovely-a real "Belle" of her time!
    I have been having trouble with trying to achieve the 1940s hair myself!(for a costume) It'd be great if you could come up with how to do them! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Love your blog! Audrey is one of my absolute favorites n I love how yall always use her for some type inspiration :D

  12. Oh, thank you so much! I adore anything vintage, especially hairstyles... :) I still think back on childhood days of attempting the pompadour etc... it never really worked out! But, these are a bit more doable, I think. ;) God bless!


  13. Love Betty Grable's hair! (But really, all of them are great...)


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