We have become slightly addicted to vintage hair. Styles so voluminous & shiny they call to our very hearts and make boys’ heads turn…but how to achieve this on a day-to-day basis? [and without becoming rather vain?] Our vintage hairstyle obsession began with a trip to East London’s Powder Room. After a speedy make-up and 50’s style hair do for a birthday party, we were in love.
As we watched the talented Powderpuff Girl expertly roll our fringes (while being treated to tea & biscuits-yum!), we were inspired to try it at home [and have never looked back!] Firstly, we recommend that you find a vintage hairstylist in your area, and get your hair styled. This should only cost around £10-£15 and is a great way to get to grips with vintage hair if its a new world to you. Additionally, you can pick up good tips - for instance, when back-combing make sure you back-comb straight and not at an angle, i.e. hacking the hair, to avoid hair damage [leaving you looking like Russel Brand circa '06]
Now you know what you are trying to achieve at home, take five, turn on your computer and log on to the Youtube tutorials [ahh, the wonders of the internet!] Start with rolling your fringe & practicing victory rolls, shown in the tutorial below. Once you get the hang of this, it can become an easy everyday hairstyle taking only about 10 mins.
Youtube Tutorial-Rolled Fringe & Victory Rolls
If you can't get the right amount of volume, you can roll you hair around hair padding, which is available in blonde, black & brown on eBay for around £5. Practice until you are feeling slightly cocky, then you can try some extra special Updos like the one below. Should you achieve this, watch the size of your head grow as the compliments start flying!
After such success, you could then venture on to the wonderful world of pin curling for bombshell hair!
Youtube Tutorial-Pin Curling Part One
Youtube Tutorial-Pin Curling Part Two
You can also purchase PDF files of vintage beauty guides at Retro Belles.
Of course, now that your hair is styled you will surely feel the need for some adornment. That's where Now, Voyager! comes in. Cakes, birds and toys galore!
In light of such a brilliant bonnet, we would love to see pics of your vintage hair styles & send in any hair tips you have for use on our Now, Voyager blog ! Please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[As its the season of goodwill, we thought we would throw in a 50’s make-up tutorial, just for good measure! ]
Youtube Tutorial-50’s Make-Up
Happy Holidays Vintage Lovers!
Cake & Kisses,
Felicity & Jess
Now, Voyager xx '