View Full Version : Very pretty vintage hairstyle

November 15th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Just wanted to share this! It stood out to me how healthy her hair looks, makes me wonder if they were using heat at all in the era this was styled... Looks like late 50s/early 60s??


November 15th, 2011, 10:12 PM
It's definitely heat styled. I still adore the style, though. It's so pretty.

November 15th, 2011, 10:19 PM
nice hair. looks like monroe ... yeah they used heat during this era A LOT.

November 15th, 2011, 10:21 PM
Its pretty and major heat styling/products went into that 'do! :p

November 15th, 2011, 10:25 PM
Not only heat, I'm pretty sure that bleach was involved there too! I think the motto at that time was 'great to the look, not to the touch':p

November 15th, 2011, 11:03 PM
Looks pretty, but I personally don't think it looks very healthy. Bleached heat styled... eeek! It's very stylish looking though.

November 15th, 2011, 11:29 PM
Very pretty! So much volume.

November 15th, 2011, 11:35 PM
I keep getting distracted by the horrifying cones on her chest ;)

Nah, I kid. Her hair is very beautiful, and I agree, it looks quite healthy! Maybe not by LHC standards, but for heat-styled bleached hair, I think it looks superb. :)

November 15th, 2011, 11:37 PM
It's styles like this that make me want to chop my hair off to between BSL and APL. Must... resist... the... urge...

November 15th, 2011, 11:41 PM
I keep getting distracted by the horrifying cones on her chest ;)

:rollin: they do look pretty painful!

November 15th, 2011, 11:58 PM
[quote=uptosomeone;1867531]I keep getting distracted by the horrifying cones on her chest ;)/quote]

Definitely the "lift and separate" era. Remember the "cross your heart" bra? LOL

November 16th, 2011, 12:24 AM
Is that Jayne Mansfield? Looks like her. :)
Actually, the most common way of curling hair in that era was pincurls. I used to be obsessed with the 40s and 50s . . . dressing in that style everyday and pincurling my hair every night. I'm actually still growing out a middy, which is kind of aggravating now that I want my hair long. (a middy was the typical cut of the times, cut in a U shape so the front was quite short and the back was much longer to give that effect)
Pincurling doesn't harm the hair, though I expect the bleach blonde would cause some damage. I loved the wave pincurling gave my hair. :)
Anyway, here's a picture of Marilyn Monroe undoing her pincurl set: http://i41.tinypic.com/rm69g3.jpg

November 16th, 2011, 12:39 AM
I just wanted to add that they used to use hood dryers more than the hand style we use today. I think hood dryers could possibly cause less damage because they aren't whipping your hair around everywhere.
I agree it looks like Jayne Mansfield.

November 16th, 2011, 12:41 AM
Yep I vote jayne!

November 16th, 2011, 01:13 AM
Don't normally like short hair but loving this style. Nor am I a blonde person but since trying to grow out my dyed hair her perfectly coloured hair is looking amazing :(

November 16th, 2011, 01:22 AM
Looks like Jayne for sure. Her daughter definitely got the physique if not the hair color (female star on CSI).
Wow - I remember having my grandma do pincurls on us - so darned painful (can still recall the dents those bobby pins made). The rag curls were a little more forgiving but still a PITA - but the results were lovely.

November 16th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Is that Jayne Mansfield. Lovely hair. Poor kid. What a horrible way to die - decapitation.

November 16th, 2011, 07:08 AM
Actually, from what I've heard, she was wearing a wig at the time of the accident and it went flying and that was how the decapitation rumor got started. Who knows.

November 16th, 2011, 07:13 AM
Thanks for sharing this vintage look I love vintage and pin up hairstyles!!

November 16th, 2011, 07:35 AM
I guess looks are deceiving. It looks so soft to me, like maybe it was done with pin curls!

November 16th, 2011, 07:43 AM
Damn, what a beautiful woman! & I agree her hair looks fantastic. I'd love mega volume like that.

November 16th, 2011, 08:51 AM
Yep. Definitely heat styled. Not sure how you could recreate it without.