Vintage Hair and Makeup Tutorial Books

Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step-by-Step Techniques

4.8 out of 5 on Amazon

Learn how to create 36+ different vintage hairstyles in this 160-page full-color book. With over 1300 photographs, this tutorial book explains each step in detail. It also provides information on vintage makeup, nails, and accessories for a finished look.

The #1 selling book includes the basics of hairstyling, a breakdown of the techniques used in the past and easy modern equivalent options to achieve the same look, plus plenty of ideas on combining elements to suit your hair length and skill level.

  • Pin Curls
  • Finger Waves
  • Vintage Hollywood Waves
  • Victory Rolls
  • Bumper Bangs
  • Beehive Hairstyle
  • And more…

Vintage Hairstyling is a great book, and the perfect one to get you started on the mysterious hair constructs of the past.  It is incredibly enlightening and easy to use… I highly recommend Vintage Hairstyling, so go and buy it and find the answers to those hairstyling questions that have been keeping you awake at night.”

Lauren from the American Duchess Blog


Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look

See the evolution of makeup fashions from the 1920s jazz age flapper, through the 1930s art deco era, the 1940s WW2 era, the atomic and prosperous 1950s and the mod 1960s. Included are start-to-finish instructions on applying makeup to emulate the trends through the mid-twentieth century decades.

Retro Makeup explains the basics of what vintage cosmetics women had available to them at the time to make themselves up. Each decade describes historical events and innovations in products that affected makeup trends, popular shapes, and colors.

  • See the differences in the popular eyebrow and lip shapes of the decades
  • Learn how the makeup colors women wore and eye shadow styles changed over the years
  • Choose the right red lipstick shade for different skin tones

“Overall, this book is worth 5 out of 5 stars and a Favourite! I think this is one of the best vintage make-up guides I have picked up and I feel like I learn something new every time I pick it up.”

Natalie from the Quirky Vintage Dolls in Peach Stockings Blog

Create Vintage-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles: A Step-by-Step Guide to Styling Classic Hairstyles for Any Special Occasions

This how-to guide to styling classic hairstyles for any special occasion is the must-have vintage hair tutorial book for any woman in need of a retro updo for a big event or formal occasion like a wedding, prom, dance, or vintage ball.

The book is filled with step-by-step instructions for 29 beautiful, formal hairstyles inspired by the forms and silhouettes worn by women from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The styles are fresh, modern revivals of the glamour and romance of these time periods.

  • Ideas on how to choose and design a vintage hairstyle for a formal event
  • Tools and techniques like hairnets and hair sewing for creating long-lasting updos
  • Vintage finger wave techniques for long and short hair
  • Elegant vintage hair ideas using classic elements like pin curls, victory rolls, and beehive hairstyles

“There are useful tips in this book for both professional hair stylists and adventurous amateurs who want to step up their hair game for a special occasion! If you’re planning a hair style for an event it’s a handy resource for inspiration, and also to subtly lend your hairdresser to make doubly sure they know what they are doing!”

The Adventures of Gem Blog


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