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Product Details

  • Series: Vintage Living series
  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Streamline Press; 2 Deluxe edition (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930064012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930064010
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,227,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Daniela Turudich's Authentic 1940s Hairstyles is an amazingly detailed guide to hair styles of the 1940's." -- Mike Fischer for Austin Swing Syndicate

(hair) stylists go crazy for this kind of stuff! -- Vanessa Kaylor - Hairstylist, Atlantic Studios

I'm getting married in April and the wedding is a late 30's early 40's theme. My sister-in-law is a hairstylist and has no clue what to do with my long hair. I haven't been able to find anything on how to "do" the styles and need help desperately. -- Angi Dressen - Bride, Dec. 2000

I'm happy to see that there's now a publisher dedicating info on topics of interest... -- Savina Thompson - Glamour Central, Online Magazine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Daniela Turudich is one of the principal experts on recreating period beauty styles and techniques. She lives in Long Beach, California.

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Glad I got this one before it was "off the shelf"!!
C. B BJOSTAD
I have the 1940's & 1950's Westmore books, but this is by far the most comprehensive and best illustrated book on recreating the hairstyles of the 40's.
Mogeek
I was very impressed with the depth of information in the book and the Hollywood starlet pics are a plus. :)
Mr. Bun Bun

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By mirasreviews HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
In the 1940s, women's hairstyles evolved to become more practical for professional women, yet they conveyed glamour and sophistication that endures in movies of that period. Styles tended to be shorter in the War years and longer and looser in the late 1940s. "1940s Hairstyles" is a how-to guide to creating these lovely styles. There are tips and instructions for the original methods of styling the hair, as well as modern alternatives for many techniques. The instructions vary in degree of detail. They give as much detail as women got in the 1940s, as many of these instructions are taken from period publications. But those women were familiar with the basic techniques and accustomed to watching their hairdressers create these styles. Modern women will need to study the basics in Chapter 2 before moving on to the styles.

Chapter 1 provides instructions for "Basic Haircuts". 2 cuts for short hair are described and illustrated, 2 for medium-length hair, and 2 for long hair. You don't need a period haircut to create the styles in the book, but most styles do require a layered cut in order to make curls on the top and sides of your head. I've also noticed that, for someone with very thick hair like myself, there is simply too much hair for these styles if it's not layered.

Chapter 2, "The Basics", is the most important chapter. This is where you learn how to create the basic elements of 1940s hairstyles: pin curls, waves, hair parts, rolls, pompadours, and bangs. Pay particular attention to the section on pin curls. If 1940s hairstyles could be described with one term, it would be: pin curls. Chapter 3, "Selecting the Right Hairstyle", provides guidance in choosing a style based on the shape of your face and any imperfections you might want to camouflage.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Kolody on August 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
I was so excited to finally find a book that is dedicated to 1940s hairstyles, but disapointed when I actually sat down to read it. Although the book is very cute with lots of illustrations and information for choosing an appropriate style for ones face shape, hair type, and so on, it doesn't go into enough detail on HOW to create the style or effect. This book is an entertaining and fun reference that helps stimulate ideas, but fails to assist in the realization of the 'do.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By The one and only Liz on September 18, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is the only one of its kind and contains tons of information on recreating 1940s hairstyles. However, the focus is on your basic hairstyles sort of like what you see in the movie "A League of Their Own." There is also a lot of time spent on what I would call very unattractive, Grandma-Q-tip styles.

I hunted this book down and blew a wad of cash all in search of instructions for the perfect Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Lana Turner hairstyle and I was very disappointed. The hairstyles of the three ladies mentioned above, which are the result of tedious pin-curl sets or pin-curl permanents, are barely touched upon in this book. You are told how to make a pin curl, a picture of Rita (which is not even the look that she is famous for) and a picture of Ava are shown and you are told it is a pin-curl set and that's about it. I found better information just by searching on pin-curls in Google for free, than I found after wasting my money on this tiny book. It is probably worth buying at the original price, or if you are interested in creating hairstyles from the 1940s that are not the glamourous Hollywood pin-curl styles.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 11, 2000
Format: Paperback
this has a very helpful book, but i wish that the haircutting section had final pictures of the cuts. actually, i wish that the book had more "real" pictures than drawings. still, as a wigmaker, i tend to style a lot of 40s hairstyles, so i'm pretty happy with it
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 2002
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This book doesn't offer much that you couldn't discover for yourself by looking through old magazines and photographs of 40s movie stars, but it does offer a comprehensive collection of photos that will help you to choose a style--whether you want glam, farm girl, or working gal. The directions (where given) are kind of sketchy and sometimes confusing...so plan on practicing a lot before you "go public" with your 'do!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Cameron on September 8, 2004
Format: Paperback
Be very careful if you are going to CUT your hair in a vintage style using this book. I just tried it and am very disappointed. I had my hair cut using the "long-length" directions (the author cited Rita Hayworth and Lana Turner as examples). I own almost every Rita Hayworth movie and I know for a fact that her hair was never this short. It is NOT a long-length style. It is tooooo short. Now, I can no longer style my hair in any 40's rolls, so most of this book is now useless to me. Three inches of hair on the side is not enough to do anything...and it looks like a mullet.

My advice...copy the styles but NOT the cuts!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Bourgeois VINE VOICE on December 25, 2002
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I was hoping for more beautiful pictures within the book like the one on the cover, and was disappointed to find that there were only a few. BUT, this book is very precise in description and diagram on how to achieve the perfect vintage '40's coif. What else is nice about this is the way styles are broken down into hair lengths. I am not very skillful at hairstyling, but will give some a try.
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