I found this gorgeous hair styling booklet by Arlene Dahl, which has been made available to download for free by Glamour Daze (one of my favourite vintage websites!) and just had to share it with all of you.
I’ve been wanting to up my vintage style game by getting a vintage hair cut so I can style my hair in an authentically vintage way, so I’ve been spending a lot of time looking for a good hair cut and style that would be suitable for my face shape (which on the oblong/rectangle shaped side) and hair (which is thick and has a natural wave). This booklet has helped a lot! I’m now pretty sure I’m going to go with Lauren Bacall’s hair cut and style.
This book is fabulous! It gives directions on exactly how the hair should be cut and curled to achieve each specific style, and it tells you the face shape and hair type of each actress so you can see if a particular style would suit you. I love it!
And I definitely love Lauren’s hair style! While trying to decide I looked at an enormous amount of images besides the one example in the book, and now I’m starting to get excited…
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You all know me, I’m incredibly indecisive, so I might change my mind before I make it to the hair dresser, but I’m very, very tempted to just jump in and make this a reality!
All I know for sure is, the next time I go to the hair dresser, I’ll definitely be bringing a print out of this wonderful booklet along!
I highly recommend downloading this wonderful booklet from Glamour Daze, especially if you love vintage beauty and/or are looking for a vintage hair style for yourself! The amount of detail is excellent, the scan is high quality (other than a little blurring on the very last page) and it is a lovely piece of beauty history! Plus, if you’ve ever longed to have hair like Lauren Bacall, Hedy Lamarr, June Allyson, Vera-Ellen, Jane Russell, Kathryn Grayson, Elizabeth Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Ava Gardner, or Gene Tierney, this is definitely the book for you!
What do you think? Should I try the Lauren Bacall hair cut/style? Which style would you choose? Have you ever gotten a vintage hair cut – what was it like? I’d love to hear your thoughts on vintage hair styles in the comments!