Even though permanents had been available for years, in the 1970s, home perms became easier and more affordable than ever as new products and formulations gave people more hairstyle options.
Although the most popular vintage 1920s hairstyles were dominated by the bob cut, there were lots of different ways to style bobbed hair. Here’s a look back at short and long haircuts (plus old-fashioned styling tips) from the flapper era!
Look back at some vintage ’40s beauty salon services in New York City – ladies getting perms, dye jobs, manicures, sitting under hair dryers – along with a peek at the front desk staff running the business.
Back in the fifties, hairstyles took a lot of work just to be presentable. To help all that hard work stick around, millions of women used these popular 1950s hairspray brands. Here’s a look back!
Even though the girls who used liberal amounts of hairspray from the ’80s were born before beehive and bouffant hairstyles, they still took part in a grooming ritual dating back to the fifties.
Look at some of the loveliest old Victorian hairstyles for women, from back when they were called coiffures, and when getting the perfectly elegant look took hours to manage.
’70s hairstyles were feathery – shiny – bouncy. Here are some real vintage tips from salon experts so women in the disco decade could always keep their hair stylish.
No doubt that several of these vintage hairstyles for women from the 1910s could be adapted for use today, and would look as elegantly stylish as ever. Take a look!
These old-school blow dryers from the seventies were more than just hot air. They could dry! They could style! And they came in retro-popular colors like yellow, orange and baby blue.
For the vintage Pompadour hairstyle from the turn of the century, the hair was arranged as to make the head a great fluffy mass, round like a globe – what they called ‘a great ball of beauty.’
Here’s a look back to the days before handheld blow dryers were common, when you needed fancy salon-style vintage hair dryers to get your look just right!
The secret of ’70s hairstyles for men wasn’t just more hair. It was cleaner hair, blown dry – to give it bulk and body it out.
Vintage fashion watch: Jackie Kennedy and her fabulous clothes The elegance, the chic, the supertaste that comprise… The Jackie Kennedy Look (but what is that
In the ’70s, teens and girls were wild about the blonde look, trying at-home methods and a variety of new products to lighten and brighten their hair.
One little piece of felt, cut in a simple shape, a few quick stitches – and, presto! – a hat! Here are some simple vintage one-piece hats you can sew.
What were the most fashionable Victorian hairstyles in the 1890s? Glossy plaits, graceful coils and twists, and the fluffiest and most coquettish of bangs,
Back in 1862, a woman wrote to a top fashion magazine to lament the work involved with Civil War-era hairstyles. Here’s what she said – plus see 8 hairdos from the time.
Take a look at more than 40 vintage ’40s hairstyles – long hair and short cuts, curled and waved, with and without hats – and see what was fashionable!
Supermodels like Iman and Paulina came together for this ’80s ad series from Pantene, with the memorable tagline, ‘Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.’
Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo & conditioner are extra rich, extra thick — so it leaves your hair shiny clean and fresh. Slightly spicy. Slightly flowery. And ready for compliments.
Before the Civil War, popular Elegant Victorian dresses were not just several feet wide and many layers think, but there were different dresses for dinner, evening, carriage rides and beyond.
So hot in the ’60s, the dramatic, dome-shaped beehive can be created at home! Here’s how to get the vintage beehive hairstyle that creates the illusion of tall elegance.
When it came to popular ’60s hairstyles, there were several ways to wear the hair short and look smart. Here are some of the hottest retro looks!
America flipped over Farrah Fawcett’s famous feathered hair back in the seventies, and the trendy retro Farrah hairstyle was copied by millions of women.
See how to recreate and color 11 different ’80s hairstyles with this step-by-step guide and retro beauty tipsheets from 1986!
Retro shampoo commercials from many decades ago were so achingly wholesome and sincere, it’s easy to see why some ’50s stereotypes persist today. Take a look!
Pretty hair should be fluffy, it should be glossy, and it should be even in color. Find out how to get these classic looks in this collection of old-fashioned haircare tips!
Just about everyone knows Mary Tyler Moore. ‘Why, that’s Laura Petrie,’ they say of her role as a perfect wife and mother on the Dick Van Dyke Show. After celebrating five anniversaries on the series, she’s set out to find a new Her.
Take look back – way back! – at a few ways that ladies in San Francisco during the Victorian and Edwardian eras used to style and accessorize their vintage hairstyles.
Curl it. Cut it. Blow it dry. Brush it. Tuck it. Let it fly. There’s no one way with summer ’77 hairstyles. Kenneth has done 24 marvelous styles for us, so now is the time for a pretty change! So pick a new do, get ready to enjoy a great summer.
The artichoke hairstyle is a casual, layered cut, with the layers tanning out, petal fashion, from the center of the crown — or what would be the stem area of the real artichoke.
Christmas coifs are catching the season’s sparkle. Make your ’60s hairstyle repertoire merrier! For romance, try pin-on tendrils, love-locks, and Emily Bronte ringlets. For a change of color, cut or curve, wear a wig that’s charmed with stretch or curl.
Start 1982 with a to-the-minute layer hairstyles like the ones shown here for short, medium, and long hair – plus four new makeup looks!
Not were the most fashionable vintage hairstyles from 1906 very high, built up of a succession of curls and wavelets galore, but they also held ornaments, combs, feathers, flowers, bows and other stylish additions.
Looking for a vintage hairstyle? Check out some retro ‘dos from 1950: Here are three short haircuts that you can cut and perm yourself that are perfect for an easy, classy look this summer!
In the ’80s, popular Dynasty actress Linda Evans made a series of ads promoting Clairol Ultress hair color – take a look back here!
From the scrubbed to the sensational look, here are some expert makeup and beauty tips on how to do your own ’70s-style makeover!
Choose the style that suits your hair type — we’ll tell you how to make it work for you!
Winning new look When Kim Seelbrede, Miss USA 1981, asked us to give her a glamorous new look that would be easy to manage, versatile
Take a look back at these talented and glamorous actresses of the 1920s, who were some of the first nationally-known celebrities because of their presence on the big screen.
It is the day of the curly hairstyle, and nature never planted enough curls on anybody’s head, except perhaps on Medusa’s, to meet the requirements of the present fashions.
Collecting hairpins a fad They were about to cross the crowded street when Arlington stooped and picked up something which he quickly thrust into his
From 1908: If French, English and American women are to adopt the same hairstyle, certain changes must be introduced in order to make it suit the different facial types.
If you’ve never had a pin-curl permanent… here’s why you ought to try Pin-It Just simple pin curls you can do yourself! A Pin-It permanent
Great cut that won’t quit! Perfect for Judy Baer, an exercise instructor — or anyone who’s active. It holds its own all day, converts in
Makeover: Fine, flyaway hair? Tame it with the right cut and perm Bridget Demski was wearing her fine hair in a long, limp style that
Hints about hair: Changing fashion demands the addition of “cushions” High hairstyles with side combs A nice little switch of the Marie Antoinette style costs $25