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ullalein
August 12th, 2010, 04:14 AM
i just love the style of the those eras.

what are your favorit hair-dos from that time? and what styles do you actually manage to realize in daily life?

i need some inspiration!

HairColoredHair
August 12th, 2010, 08:57 AM
I Love the clothes in the fifties... (never paid the hair much mind!)

apynip
August 12th, 2010, 11:01 AM
i dont know what the technical term for them is but barrel rolls? kinda like teh ones on in ups.

I love my pin curls too.

I wish i could find my favorite vintage hair blog that i love reading but i cant find it in my favorites right now. I'll post a link when i find it they are easily adaptable to modern day looks.

tinker bug
August 12th, 2010, 11:14 AM
Victory Rolls!!! They're super easy to do :D I might have to post some pictures when I get home from school :)

pineconejg
August 12th, 2010, 04:46 PM
I have always loved Donna Reed's hair at the end of It's a Wonderful Life I can't find a good photo, but it looks like a combo of small victory rolls with a large woven or braided bun at the nape. Or, it could be a snood, which are also quite authentic.

Centaur
August 12th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Love the pin curls.

Tennessee Rose
August 12th, 2010, 07:10 PM
From the 50's downwards until 19th century and begginings of the 20th century I don't have too much information just foxtrot, dirty blues, the great depression, chicago gansgters and World Wars...so my personal view is not centered into trends during that period.

But from the 50's I love not only the clothing specially from pinups and the first rockers, but rockabilly!!!, country during those ages, cars, bikes (specially Harley Davidson and Indian), Dinner's, human drawing, commercials...but not the role of women at home.

eezepeeze
August 12th, 2010, 08:33 PM
I love the looks of the forties. I like to do a version of Victory Rolls. I twist my hair (on either side of my face) into a sort of poofy rool and then secure with hair combs (not hair forks, just the faux-tortoiseshell plastic ones). It looks very 40's, but with a little modern spin.

I love Donna Reed's hair, too! In fact I love that whole movie. I think I'm going to try to replicate that look for Thanksgiving this year. I'll be hosting the big dinner, so wouldn't that be apropos? A Donna Reed do on the biggest homemaking day of the year? That's just up my "sense of humor" alley :cheese:


OOOH! Now I have to find a shirtwaist dress to wear! And pumps! Okay, I could really get into this!

JenniferNoel
August 12th, 2010, 08:42 PM
I always wear retro clothes. Never paid much attention to my hair though, it always sustains a "retro" look on it's own.

ullalein
August 13th, 2010, 12:48 AM
I have always loved Donna Reed's hair at the end of It's a Wonderful Life I can't find a good photo, but it looks like a combo of small victory rolls with a large woven or braided bun at the nape. Or, it could be a snood, which are also quite authentic.


Love the pin curls.
i would love to try that, do you have a tut on that somewhere on the boards?

joyellen
August 13th, 2010, 01:31 AM
I love those retro hairstyles too but I don't know how to do them. Can any of those styles be done with waist+ length hair?

Henrietta
August 13th, 2010, 08:28 AM
I love the clothes and hairstyles... It's high time for me to DO something instead of just looking at pictures...

Thinthondiel
August 13th, 2010, 09:08 AM
I have bettie bangs, and I love doing pin curls. I actually cut my hair a couple of months ago so that it would be easier to create pin curls and so that I would get a more 'authentic' look. I sometimes use hot rollers when I want curls and can't be bothered with the pin curls.

I've also tried experimenting with victory rolls (which I've never worn in public, for some reason) and just following different tutorials on youtube.

I once tried to do the pageboy hairstyle, but it didn't really work. I may have to try again sometime.

misstwist
August 13th, 2010, 10:56 PM
i would love to try that, do you have a tut on that somewhere on the boards?

Search pin curls. You will find several threads where we talk about them, where tutorials are available and how to adapt pin curls and rolls for longer hair.

If you are a complete pin curl novice go to You Tube and look for Super Kawaii Mama's perfect pin curls video for a quick and dirty version of pin curls. Other threads have links to videos with more precise pin curl sets.

Good luck!

1953Diygal
August 17th, 2010, 05:12 PM
I lived the rockabilly lifestyle for years and years and I've basically done all of the vintage hairstyles at one time or another. I've had short pin curls (which is a VERY difficult hairstyle to maintain. The cuts look awful unless they're curled and the curling and styling of this look can take hours to maintain). My favorite look was my long Veronica Lake/Lauren Bacall-style pageboy. I have Bettie Page bangs right now, but with hot rollers and a little time, I can still achieve the pageboy style. :)

Ginger Elanor
August 20th, 2010, 03:23 PM
I tried a Veronica Lake style curl a few times - it was a while ago now though. I did it with finger rolls, and it looked quite nice for a short while, but my hair just doesn't hold a curl well, so it all fell out pretty quickly. I'd love to have curls, but I feel a bit self conscious going out with them.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Elanor_Gamgee/veronica2.jpg

Now I look at that, I realise how much my colour has changed over the last couple of years. I can't find that dye any more, and I really miss it!

Sagi1982
August 22nd, 2010, 12:19 PM
Some time ago I did victory rolls ("Entwarnungsfrisur" in German).
Pic:
http://a.imageshack.us/img204/6127/bild093f.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/i/bild093f.jpg/)
I made them like pin curls.
And I did a tuto for a pompadour hairstyle on instructables.com.