Thursday, December 23, 2010
Retro Hair - The Essentials - "Vintage Hairstyling"
I cannot even begin to tell you how many people I have recommended this incredible book for hairstyling to! "Vintage Hairstyling" by Lauren Rennells has pretty much changed the way I approach styling my hair. Sometime last year I saw one of Lisa Fremont Street's product reviews on YouTube just positively raving about how wonderful a tool this book was in creating authentic and beautiful retro hairstyles. She provided a link to the book, and gave us a sneak peak of what was inside. Instantly I fell in love and knew it had to be mine.(You can purchase it online through the actual site, or through places like Amazon).
The very best thing about this book is that it is to the point; it does not cut any corners and let's you follow along with pictures and descriptions on step-by-step techniques to achieving vintage hair styles. In fact, before you dive into a full look, she introduces the book with breaking down terms and outlining how to achieve each practice with the proper technique (pin-curl set, various roller styles, etc).
There are styles for all different varieties of hair. The book covers a vast range of decades; everything from the roaring twenties to the swinging sixties!
As Christmas is almost here, I have to now determine which 1950s hair-do from the book will best match the fab 50s vintage dress I just bought. There are almost too many options in Vintage Hairstyling to choose from, but that of course is half the fun!
Posted by Michelle Marie at 10:30 AM