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Vintage Hairstyles: Simple Steps for Retro Hair with a Modern Twist Hardcover – Illustrated, August 4, 2015
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About the Author
Sarah Wing is a renowned vintage hairstylist living in Sweden.
Martina Ankarfyr is a Swedish photographer who has shot numerous books.
- Item Weight : 1.06 pounds
- Hardcover : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781452143088
- ISBN-13 : 978-1452143088
- Dimensions : 6.88 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (August 4, 2015)
- ASIN : 1452143080
- Language: : English
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For instance, for several styles the only shot of the style the model is wearing hats. this is a hair styling guide - it kinda helps to see the hair. I think the authors just expected people to look at the pictures and not attempt the style.
I'm restraining myself from giving it one star. I'll sleep on it. and if I really do hate it like I think I do. I'll change it.
this might be the biggest waste of money for a kindle book I've spent.
For me, the most helpful part of this book was the section on bangs, or the front part of a hairdo. The style in front is a quick way to give most normal curly hairstyles that vintage feel, and I was looking for some variation. There is also a good selection of full updos for more formal looks.
I also have Vintage Hairstyling by Lauren Rennels, and I really feel like these two books compliment each other. Vintage Hairstyling does a great job of providing in depth details and pictures of how to do different curling methods, the directions to roll them, etc. It also goes into detail about how to roll and set hair for a handful of different “complete” looks and updos. The directions are very clear, and this book was my go to for getting a solid handle on technique. I absolutely love having both. If I want detailed notes on how to do a certain roll, I look here. If I want more styles and ideas to choose from, or I want to pair a part of one look with another, I look to Vintage Hairstyles for ideas.
I've looked into other vintage hair style guides and felt like they were either too much work or would look odd without dressing head-to-toe in the clothing and make-up for that era, too. This book is perfect because of its "modern twist" to the looks. You could wear several of these styles any day of the week with regular clothes and look nice (without the disconnect between your hair and clothes) - or you could use them to really enhance and pull together a full vintage look. Either way, it's a great investment and lots of fun.