Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Christmas Presents - Hairstyling Books

Apologies. Once again, I promised a Monday post, and nothing came. When I get home on Mondays, I'm exhausted, uninspired and really cannot find the energy to anything other than drink tea and watch the Gilmore Girls. So no more promises for Monday posts, but if I do ever find that energy on a Monday, call it a treat.
I did, however, make a list of post ideas! So I have at least a month's worth of posts to write, but not on a Monday!
So enough of excuses and my ramblings, here are some present ideas:

I love recreating 1940's hairstyles, and so enjoy sitting down with a book or two and figuring out how I'm what I'm going to practice next. So these are books I really want this Christmas:

Style Me Vintage: Easy Step-by-step Techniques for Creating Classic Hairstyles
Style Me Vintage by Belina Hay - £7.49 (Amazon)

Stage and Screen Hairstyles: A Practical Reference for Actors, Models, Makeup Artists, Photographers, Stage Managers, and Directors
Stage and Screen Hairstyles by Kit Spencer - £15.54 (Amazon)

Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step-by-Step Techniques
Vintage Hairstyling by Lauren Rennells - £27 (Pin Up Parade)

Vintage Hairstyling is a book I own, though mine's the first edition with a different cover. A really great book which is in constant use. My favourite thing about it, is that the styles are shown step by step, so you don't feel like you've missed a few steps. Plus, the pictures are in colour!

I was thinking of including 1940s Hairstyles by Daniela Turudich, but as it's out of print, I didn't think it would be fair. I don't own the original, but have a PDF copy. Again, a very good book, with some really useful cutting diagrams.

I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow! This is a big deal, I haven't had it cut for... months! This means that when I've restyled it, I can finally change that horrid profile photo!

Happy styling, Jenny xx


  1. Great post Jenny. I have been thinking of ordering a hair book as I am pretty useless with my hair to be honest! have got a fab hairdresser, but I can't pay her enough to get up early in the morning! x

  2. Hey Jenny - thanks for following my blog! We are "friends" on the vintage network, right?
    Thanks for bringing the top book on your post to my attention - I wonder if anyone else has this? It would seem that the "Vintage Hairstyling" book is THE one to have - which might account for the high price? I might give the cheaper one a whirl!