Hope you enjoy the hairstyles and beauty tips posted in this blog. I'm cool with you re-posting images or text posted here as long as you put a link back to the blog. Please do not sell images or text posted here. I have spent many hours scanning these articles because I believe these things should be free!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Find Your Most Complimentary Colors










(Click for larger images.)
Source: 1000 Hints Beauty #7, 1956

I promise I still have tons of interesting things to share with you guys, I've just been busy with life. Hopefully this blog will pick up a bit after Christmas.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers! I hope you all have a great dinner planned with friends and family.

I'm thankful for all the free resources you can find on the web.

Signs and Wonder posted some scans from "The Dedman Method of Basic and Advanced Hair Designing" on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23366371@N08/sets/72157617347576135/

According to the description, it is a 1953 self-published instruction manual on hair styling.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

1937 Contradiction Styles





(Click on these images to see the full-size versions.)
Source: American Hairdresser, April 1937

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Coquette

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Source: Modern Beauty Shop, August 1938

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Browmanship





(Click on images to see these brows in all their glory.)
Source: Hairdo Magazine, July 1972

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Link: "Beehive"

How to create a "beehive" and other Halloween hair ideas from Martha Stewart:
http://www.marthastewart.com/article/6-hair-raising-costumes?page=2

I want to wear my hair like this - maybe I should go out and buy some yarn.

Monday, October 11, 2010



Fascinating story on hairnet outsourcing from 1920.
(Images link to full-size versions.)
Source: American Hairdresser, September 1920

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Televisions... What Does it Require of Make-Up?



Or how to look good in black and white.

(Images link to full-size versions.)
Source: Modern Beauty Shop, August 1938

Friday, October 1, 2010

Exotique

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Source: Modern Beauty Shop, August 1938

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Good, Clear Complexion




(Click on images to see full-size versions.)
Source: Beaute'Craft, February 1925

Miss Norma Shearer, Mae Murray and Viola Dana credit diet, exercise and fresh air for their lovely complexions. So chew your few, eat your vegetables, and don't forget to breathe.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Hairline Precision



(These images are links to the full-size versions.)
Source: American Hairdresser, May 1945

Friday, September 17, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

In Perfect Balance



(Reminder: Click on these images to see the full-size versions.)
Source: American Hairdresser, May 1945

I don't know about you guys, but I fail at hairstyles that require symmetry. Even pigtails.
P.S. Nice bow! She looks like a present.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Why Did I Bob My Hair?

Source: Beaute'Craft, February 1925


If you want to hear "Why Did I Kiss That Girl?" you can search for the tune on Jazz-On-Line. Some of the lines, like "WHY oh! WHY oh! WHY" come right out of that song. It's pretty catchy.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And she flipped







(Click on these images to see full-size versions)
Source: Hairset Magazine, May 1964
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