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Elistariel
September 15th, 2008, 11:03 PM
I came across this the other day and I have to share it. Not only does it have photos of vintage hairstyles, it also has how-to directions!:D

I can't wait till my hair is long enough to do a psyche knot. I so want to wear my hair in that style (keeping hair pretty) with those kinds of accessories.

http://frazzledfrau.tripod.com/titanic/hair.htm

Does anyone else know of other sites? You know that have directions and not just photos?

spidermom
September 15th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Oh wow; terrific find! Now I can try those styles, too. I really appreciate it.

Angellen
September 16th, 2008, 12:59 AM
Oh, fabulous! I was crossing my fingers as I opened the thread that it would be this sort of vintage style and I'm so glad you found this site! I'm hoping I'll be able to experiment with these tomorrow afternoon. :flower: Thanks!

Iphinoe
September 16th, 2008, 01:08 AM
What fascinates me is the instructions on hair care, like "do not wash more than once every three weeks" and "massage the scalp each night to get the goo off and brush it away", even "do not use heat on your hair, air-dry it" which sounds like the sorts of things LHCers would do and the rest of the modern world would squawk at.

Lady Verity
September 16th, 2008, 06:14 AM
Every girl may not be blessed with the abundance of hair she may desire

Ain't that just the truth? :p

I absolutely love the photographs. I wonder how many Edwardian girls sat in front of their mirrors struggling with these styles.

pariate
September 16th, 2008, 06:21 AM
Well done! I love articles like this. Thank you for sharing :D

Shanarana
September 16th, 2008, 07:14 AM
Hope if someone does one of those styles that they post a pic. :)

Silver & Gold
September 16th, 2008, 07:17 AM
What an interesting site. Thanks for sharing.

Tangles
September 16th, 2008, 09:02 AM
I love how they already warned against heat styling in 1911. The thing I thought was weird was that they said it was bad to sleep with your hair up... hmm.

misstwist
September 16th, 2008, 09:05 AM
I've had those sites bookmarked for quite a long time. My hair was too short to work really well with them when I first found them. Should work better soon but I haven't tried recently.

I have other links like that. I'll add them after I dig around in my bookmarks.



ETA:

Okay, it looks like I haven't bookmarked most of my info, but printed it to pdf and stuck it in my hairstyles file so I can't point anybody to it.

I have a not very good link by Anne of Green Gables fans that you may want to look at, but the directions are pretty elementary to anyone who has been hanging out here for a while. Beware, backcombing is advised in this link. http://www.geocities.com/dashofsalt.geo/fg/gibson.html

I remember that I got my best results for late victorian and edwardian hairstyles by searching things like "psyche knot" and "pompadour."


ETA:

Wait a minute! Also try this one. http://www.intimelyfashion.com/hair/main.html Not a lot of styles right now but she promises more are on the way.

Samikha
September 16th, 2008, 09:18 AM
What fascinates me is the instructions on hair care, like "do not wash more than once every three weeks" and "massage the scalp each night to get the goo off and brush it away", even "do not use heat on your hair, air-dry it" which sounds like the sorts of things LHCers would do and the rest of the modern world would squawk at.

I noticed that too! I've noticed dry shampooing working just fine for me, so I think I'll try it again. After all, it worked in 1911:D


I love how they already warned against heat styling in 1911. The thing I thought was weird was that they said it was bad to sleep with your hair up... hmm.

I think they meant up in all those fancy ways. They do recommend braiding your hair at night. Sleeping with bobby pins and hair pulled here and there does sound painful.

Eryka
September 16th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Is it just me, or do the models in the photos have a LOT of hair?

Kuchen
September 16th, 2008, 02:25 PM
They did have a lot of hair, but I think that's partly because "frizzy" was in fashion (especially if you scorched your fringe with hot irons straight from the fire or gas light) and also because they're hair models. Mind you, the one time I persisted with WO, I had a lot more volume, so that might be a factor too.

Here's some instructions from BUST.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j231/Bowleserised/gisoninstructions2sh.jpg

Vivien'
September 16th, 2008, 02:41 PM
I'm impressed by all the advices in this page. Why don't they subsist today ? It seems that we are a minority of hair-guru-who-know-the-truth...:(

Starr
September 16th, 2008, 02:49 PM
I'm impressed by all the advices in this page. Why don't they subsist today ? It seems that we are a minority of hair-guru-who-know-the-truth...:(


Because the world revolves around fashion and trends, so as a result when large complicated updos were "in" and longer hair was need to accomplish those styles, people did what ever they could to keep the hair healthy and long. Now that shorter styles happen to be "in", there is very little concern about keeping the hair healthy because most visible damage will be cut off soon anyways.

Gecko
September 16th, 2008, 03:51 PM
I've had that sight bookmarked for awhile, but haven't tried anything yet. I really like the Psyche Knot and the name of it....

misstwist
September 16th, 2008, 05:58 PM
I missed my bookmark for reVamp Vintage's psyche knot.

http://www.revampvintage.com/10spsyche.html

http://www.revampvintage.com/index1.html This is the link for their 19-teens index page.

It shows how to marcel hair which always makes me think of my grandmother. I have her marcel iron that I used when she had me do her hair.

Slug Yoga
September 16th, 2008, 06:18 PM
I love the Psyche knot, and I am also in love with this hairstyle (http://www.revampvintage.com/constance.html). Does anyone know what is going on with this hairstyle, and how one might accomplish it? I am a hair-idiot and would have no clue how to make something just from a picture.

misstwist
September 16th, 2008, 06:34 PM
I love the Psyche knot, and I am also in love with this hairstyle (http://www.revampvintage.com/constance.html). Does anyone know what is going on with this hairstyle, and how one might accomplish it? I am a hair-idiot and would have no clue how to make something just from a picture.

That looks lots like the picture at the bottom of the simple pompadour instruction page. http://www.revampvintage.com/index1.html Or it could be a pompadour with puffs at the back, look at the bottom of the divided pompadour page.

It's hard to tell at that angle and with the model's dark hair.

RoseRedDead
September 16th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Thank you so much for posting this. I want to try these when my hair is long enough.

LadyLongLocks
September 17th, 2008, 09:17 AM
Loved the Vintage site, thank you for posting it.
One of my friends on youtube did a Victorian style and just posted a demo. It looks so beautuful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N7_7_NlnF0

She has several demos you should check out on her channel! She has beautiful blonde waist length hair. :)

Silver & Gold
September 17th, 2008, 09:43 AM
Loved the Vintage site, thank you for posting it.
One of my friends on youtube did a Victorian style and just posted a demo. It looks so beautuful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N7_7_NlnF0

She has several demos you should check out on her channel! She has beautiful blonde waist length hair. :)

Thanks for the link. She has some very nice tutorials.

hobbitgirl
September 17th, 2008, 09:49 AM
The only truely vintage style I ever managed was my attempt at Appolo's Knot (a popular style for 1830's formal occassions). You can see me at http://www.customvestments.com I'm on the main page, and then if you go to the picture page you can see a few more images. I need to take some more close ups of that hairstyle the next time I do it.

Peggy E.
September 17th, 2008, 09:50 AM
I've had those sites bookmarked for quite a long time. My hair was too short to work really well with them when I first found them. Should work better soon but I haven't tried recently.

I have other links like that. I'll add them after I dig around in my bookmarks.



ETA:

Okay, it looks like I haven't bookmarked most of my info, but printed it to pdf and stuck it in my hairstyles file so I can't point anybody to it.

I have a not very good link by Anne of Green Gables fans that you may want to look at, but the directions are pretty elementary to anyone who has been hanging out here for a while. Beware, backcombing is advised in this link. http://www.geocities.com/dashofsalt.geo/fg/gibson.html

I remember that I got my best results for late victorian and edwardian hairstyles by searching things like "psyche knot" and "pompadour."


ETA:

Wait a minute! Also try this one. http://www.intimelyfashion.com/hair/main.html Not a lot of styles right now but she promises more are on the way.

She's been promising "more are on the way" for years now! I don't think that site's been updated in years. What she has is great, though.

Had also seen the "Girls Own" Titanic/Edwardian site mentioned in opening post.

Anyone know where you can find 1900's - 1930's hair styles? Things like the rolls you see that look like infinity buns, but aren't, I can't find them anywhere.

Also, instructions for using these hair nets with these styles?

Back to the original vintage hair thread, you can get around back-combing with the use of those little "rats" those of us with hair receivers have stacking up all over the place! They'll puff up your hair properly without tearing it apart.

Tressie
September 17th, 2008, 09:52 AM
Oh thanks Elistariel!

I just love vintage things! I'm off to check it out (o:

Tressie
September 17th, 2008, 10:08 AM
I love how they already warned against heat styling in 1911. The thing I thought was weird was that they said it was bad to sleep with your hair up... hmm.
I have wondered myself why victorian ladies would always take there hair down and put it in two braids at night? I have started wearing my hair bunned on top of my head at night. I can even sleep in two short hair sticks if they are right on top of my noggin! (kinda rough on the satin pillow case, though!)

Sorry for the hijack! (o:

Tressie
September 17th, 2008, 10:17 AM
I've had those sites bookmarked for quite a long time. My hair was too short to work really well with them when I first found them. Should work better soon but I haven't tried recently.

I have other links like that. I'll add them after I dig around in my bookmarks.



ETA:

Okay, it looks like I haven't bookmarked most of my info, but printed it to pdf and stuck it in my hairstyles file so I can't point anybody to it.

I have a not very good link by Anne of Green Gables fans that you may want to look at, but the directions are pretty elementary to anyone who has been hanging out here for a while. Beware, backcombing is advised in this link. http://www.geocities.com/dashofsalt.geo/fg/gibson.html

I remember that I got my best results for late victorian and edwardian hairstyles by searching things like "psyche knot" and "pompadour."


ETA:

Wait a minute! Also try this one. http://www.intimelyfashion.com/hair/main.html Not a lot of styles right now but she promises more are on the way.
Thanks so much misstwist! I had been thinking of trying to make a hair "rat" and one of these links gives instructions! I prefer a top bun because it doesn't seem to move as much and it's out of the way, but I like a more soft pouffy look which is less severe and also more Victorian looking! LOL!

Peggy E.
September 17th, 2008, 10:30 AM
Loved the Vintage site, thank you for posting it.
One of my friends on youtube did a Victorian style and just posted a demo. It looks so beautuful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N7_7_NlnF0

She has several demos you should check out on her channel! She has beautiful blonde waist length hair. :)

Whoa! What gorgeous thick, long, thick, thick hair!!

Ya' know, I kept thinking while watching this, "You're life would be so much easier, girl, if you got yourself a 'Topsy Tail!' " She should put it on the very tippy-top of her Christmas list!

Thanks for the link. I'll be checking out some of the other demos later on.

Slug Yoga
September 17th, 2008, 10:32 AM
That looks lots like the picture at the bottom of the simple pompadour instruction page. http://www.revampvintage.com/index1.html Or it could be a pompadour with puffs at the back, look at the bottom of the divided pompadour page.

It's hard to tell at that angle and with the model's dark hair.

Oh, thanks for directing me to it, I somehow couldn't find the hair area before! (Though for some reason that's the URL of the main site, I had that problem too. The URL in the browser bar doesn't change unless you open up a new tab or window.)

Unfortunately I still totally don't understand how to do it. :eek:

Medvssa
September 17th, 2008, 12:35 PM
What an excellent link, thank you!

There was a great website for 30's-50's hairstyles, nocturne.com, but apparently it has been hacked :(

Dulci
September 17th, 2008, 12:50 PM
...There was a great website for 30's-50's hairstyles, nocturne.com, but apparently it has been hacked :(

I noticed that yesterday, I was going to post the link but checked it first. Too bad, that was a great site. :(

nappywomyn
September 17th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Oooh, I love vintage styles - my hair takes to 'poofing' so well! :lol:

Magdalene
September 17th, 2008, 02:23 PM
there's always the Fedora Lounge for 30's and 40's

Beehmyn
September 24th, 2008, 10:14 AM
I love vintage-everything. I found a link that has all sorts of neat vintage hair care info and styles. It looks like a pretty big site, so it should be pretty entertaining. I noticed that there was even an entire hair care book from 1899 on there.

http://www.costumegallery.com/hairstyles.htm

I apologize if someone already posted this link. I'm a little too lazy to check.

NiAosSi
September 24th, 2008, 10:37 AM
I love this. Thanks so much for sharing!

ilovelonghair
September 24th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Nice hair styles, but I couldn't really understand the instructions. It seems you need a lot of hair to be able to make these styles. I saw something similar on youtube and tried it, but unfortunately I haven't got enough hair (how is that possible at hip lenght?). Maybe you got to fill it up with hair rats?
I wonder if these hair styles are very secure, or do they fall apart easily?

Torrin Paige
May 29th, 2009, 05:22 PM
I did a vintage up-do tutorial today and figured I'd link for any of my gals here who were interested. It's not of any definite vintage, but it's definitely vintage-ish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u4neDtqsDk

misstwist
May 29th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Very cute! I've been working on threading the tail through a couple times to use up the length but mine doesn't turn out quite so big.

Maybe if I try it with poofy hair from brushed out pincurls it would be bigger.

Also, I'm convinced I need six hands to successfully execute a crown braid. You're close to classic, aren't you? Maybe try a coronet braid?

Gingerbear
January 2nd, 2012, 08:19 PM
I was watching old clips from the 1920's on you tube and I found all these women with gorgeous super long hair. I thought it was fun to watch and wanted to share. Check out the gorgeous waves! Think those were from braids?

http://youtu.be/684n8FO68LU?t=2m10s

LaceyNg
January 2nd, 2012, 11:26 PM
thanks for bumping this, Gingerbear! very interesting!

Diamond.Eyes
January 2nd, 2012, 11:40 PM
The things that ladies in the Victorian era did to their hair really amazes me. These styles must have taken forever to create. I can really appreciate such dedication. :p

LissaJane
January 3rd, 2012, 12:09 AM
*adds to favorites*
I love how on the one page it talks about health, mental and physical well-being. "No girl should really expect to have health or beauty without first cultivating a happy contented mind."
So true, and very well put.

Emaebe
January 5th, 2012, 12:54 AM
* Squeals in delight* THANK YOU! I'm so excited to try the coiffures!