- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: HRST Books; 2nd Edition edition (August 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0981663915
- ISBN-13: 978-0981663913
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.3 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step-by-Step Techniques Paperback – August 1, 2009
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1. Every single hairstyle in this book is beautiful.
2. Instructions are clear and concise. Pictures compliment the steps.
3. Packed with useful advice, including the descriptions of a variety of rollers, what kinds of products one may need, and step-by-step instructions on pin curls. Tips to prevent frizzy curls actually work!
4. Tutorials for makeup, manicure, and accessories, including a tutorial to make a flower hair pin. These are actually "icing on the cake," and make take the book over the top.
5. The author encourages the reader to combine techniques to make variations of the hairstyles.
The only thing I did not like about this book is that it isn't spiral bound (but what book is these days?). I took it to an office-supply store and had the spiral bound inserted. Either way, I would rate this book more than 5 stars!
I took my copy to kinkos and had them rebind it in spiral form to help the book lay flat for easier handling. It only cost me five extra dollar!
This book demonstrates traditional techniques, like pin curls, but also covers how to set your hair using curling wands and hot rollers. Using multiple photographs of a mannequin head with hair allowed for clearer instructions than black and white line drawings ever could.
It also covers a wider range of decades, so if you're wanting to experiment across an array of decades, rather than accurately recreate a hairstyle from a particular year or decade, this book lets you try that.
The author covers all the basics and gives thorough lessons and tips on how to set the hair, each step beautifully photographed. She also covers products and tools to use, consideration for achieving the correct silhouette, and even includes a section on accessories and makeup. Most of her techniques are tried and true as they would have originally been done. But she also has a few techniques that are great for achieving some of these styles a little bit more easily than they might have been originally. For example, her beehive technique is clever and, while it does involve some backcombing, appears to require far less than the original version from the 60's (which was basically almost solid backcombing!). And then the bang technique for the 40's look pictured on the front cover is also pretty clever I thought - because you actually don't have to have cut bangs at all to achieve that look!
Over all, this book is an excellent investment for anyone interested in vintage hairstyling.
Vintage Hairstyling is the be all end all refresher in pin curls, rolls, finger waving etc. The tips and tricks in from this book has helped me behind the chair with both modern and vintage styling. Are you NOT a stylist? That's great! This book is a SIMPLE beginner book for those who want to learn how to style hair. It had straight forward instructions, with step by step pictures. Anybody who is interested in the basics of hair styling should pick this book up.
I love this book! One blog review enthusiastically said "this book has transformed my curls". I have to say that I TOTALLY agree. This book, Vintage Hairstyling, has made my up do's more beautiful, my curls curlier, and my waves go Va Va Voom! This is always a good thing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for my cosmetology students to use for vintage styles. It's perfect! They loved it!!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book showcases a lot of really cute styles, and has step by step instructions, BUT they're still a little trickier than I was hoping for.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I use this book at least once a month if not more often. Has incredibly useful tips if even just for everyday non-pinup usePublished 5 months ago by rachel
This is a beautiful book! The pictures are super clear and the instructions detailed; they explain the "science" behind some of the techniques, and I truly appreciate that. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rita
arrived quickly. book was a bit more beat up than I expected, but it is still a great book.Published 9 months ago by leana
I have tried several of these hair styles...I love them...so unique.Published 9 months ago by Amazon User