An important element to emulating hair accessories from the 1940s is copying how they were worn. Vintage hair accessories were designed to enhance the form of the hairstyle. Women placed them at a focal point of the hairstyle. Or the accessory framed elements of the hairstyle.
In the following article from Beauty Shop Digest, dated September 1946, there are some lovely examples of elegant ways to wear a vintage hair accessory.
Dramatize the Formal Coif
Ribbons, flowers, jewels…all have their places in the new swing toward gay, formal events. And too much emphasis cannot be put on individualized hair lines with dramatic accents to suit the type.
Looped ribbon hair accessory
For instance, there’s smartness in the cockscomb of looped ribbon anchored to the comb which runs parallel with the side roll on the curled-under bang arrangements.
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Grecian back hair accessory
There’s eye-catching interest for the Grecian back with its important side waves and up-curled ends when contrasting ribbon is tucked around the head.
Jeweled band hair accessory
Top curl advocates will like a jeweled band run across the mid-section as a base for the curls…or continued completely around.
Jewel clips hair accessory
Patrons with real jewel clips will welcome a new use for them…to accent a striking waved bang.
Blossoms winding hair accessory
For a new flower arrangement, try a slim, long stem with numerous petite blossoms winding their way down one side of a trim updo.
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Nestling place for posies hair accessory
And for the sophisticate with a yen for feminine frills along with sleekness of line, there’s excitement in a waved bang with curls over the ears as the nestling place for posies.
Here are higher resolution downloads of the pages if you want to print them and frame them or something…