Yearbooks from your local antique store are an amazing resource for finding inspirational vintage hair and makeup ideas based on the era you are trying to emulate.
One of my favorite, inexpensive places to find a plethora of images is old yearbooks. I picked these 2 up a little while ago at a local antique mall for about $30 for the pair. They are from 1929 and 1938. They are the same school, in 1929 known as Colorado Agricultural College, in 1938 known as Colorado State College, and now known as Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Yearbooks are about the most useful thing there is for dating hairstyles. If you are working on a theatrical production, they can’t be beat for giving you a host of options for hairstyles.
1929 Yearbook Pictures
I really like the comparison of these 2 yearbooks to each other. You can see a great contrast between the hairstyles popular between the 2 different decades, the flapper deco bobs and the pre-war hairstyles.