Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Beauty School Do's Episode I: 1940s Old Hollywood

Hey everyone!

This is going to be a fairly short post.  I've been so busy lately I barely have time to think.  I'm back in the states now and thrown back into work and school again, contributing to my absence here.  I took some pictures of some hair styles I did today on my creepy doll heads.  These styles are what I hope to use on some bridesmaids at an Old Hollywood themed wedding I'll be doing in about a week.  The request was for updos, since the bride's hair will be down.

I did some research to see what Old Hollywood hair would look like, and I didn't see too many updos.  So I  tried to incorporate the iconic S-waves and pin curls into an otherwise more modern updo.  I would have absolutely loved to incorporate some finger waves too, but my instructors said that is too old school, and the girls wouldn't like it.  Plus, I don't know how to do finger waves without a hairdryer, which definitely won't be available on site.

Style 1: 

Style 2:

Style 3:

That's all I have for now.  You are more than welcome to leave me comments, constructive criticism, and any tips and trick you'd like to offer.  I've been doing more with hair lately--it's something that I have been interested in before makeup. brighten up your day, here is what my little set up looked like.  

Yup, that's my bathroom.  I brought all my family members in there to freak them out.  It was hilarious!

Time for sleep sleep sleep.  Until next time!


  1. wow I love the hair styles that you did. I'm pretty much useless as far as hair styling goes, that's why my hair always look the same lol.

  2. Haha so funny to bring the family to see the head in the bathromm haha!!
    Style two looked so classy, but since i'm super bad at hairstyles that's all i could tell haha, they looked great each and every one of them so for me you'll get A plus!!/Azure

  3. Wow, I love both styles, they are just gorgeous! I actually just bought a book on vintage hairstyles and I loved it so much that I'm finally committing to growing out my hair! I can't wait.

  4. I love Style #1 the best, I think it will suits all faces (round, heart, square) Style #3 is more retro (50's rockabilly) and harder to pull off. How was your stay in Montreal??? It was so hot here this summer :P