Posts tagged vintage hair

New haircut for a ginger Marilyn-inspired look

Well, I did it! After talking about it on my blog last week, I got my hair cut over the weekend! I was going for a much shorter ‘do, and showed my stylist a lot of photos (including some that I’d included in my last post). She’s familiar with vintage… read more »

Dare or don’t: going for shorter vintage hair

Hello, my friends! It’s been some time since I’ve met up with you here! When I last posted, we were in preparations for our vacation to Wales and Paris (and a milisecond in London, which was a milisecond very well spent!). All of those adventures include fun stories and tales… read more »

A redhead again and LOVING it!

Well my friends, my mom was right. (As moms usually are!) Once you’re a redhead, and you then stop being a redhead, you’ll probably never stop actually thinking about being a redhead again someday. And so someday is today! Ahhhhhh. That feels SO good!!! I had my hair dyed red… read more »

Blue eyes, black hair, and celebrating yourself

So I mentioned in my last post that I went back to black hair last week. I’m enjoying the much more carefree routine, including using our fancy rain shower head again, woo hoo! Prior to red, I had dark brown hair for awhile, but I’ve had black hair more often… read more »

Vintage hairstyle trick to hide bangs

A little over a week ago, when I was at the salon getting my color touched up, I decided to have my stylist cut bangs. By the next day I was already regretting it! They’re cute but don’t feel “me” and even styling around them for a few days was… read more »

So I got a little haircut…

Okay, perhaps the post title is a slight understatement. I got a big haircut. Lots of you on Instagram saw this photo yesterday, so here’s the blog reveal! Yesterday I paid a visit to my stylist Angelica, the owner of Tigerlilie Salon, a great vintage-themed salon in Chicago. I’ve essentially… read more »

A week with my first permanent wave

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram may know that last Friday, I got my first perm! Many of you who regularly set your hair for vintage hairstyles have read about getting a permanent wave, or have even gotten one yourself. I think the first time I… read more »

A fast roller set for everyday vintage hair

Two years ago I did a long tutorial on a sponge/foam roller set, and it continues to be one of my most popular posts. It’s time for an update, I think! So today I’m going to show you my fast and basic daily roller set for everyday vintage hair, and… read more »

How I do a vintage back roll using a scarf

Hello my dear readers! I hope those of you in the U.S. had a lovely Thanksgiving. I know I did! Today I’m excited to share a quick hair tutorial with you. I love the look of a 1940s-style back roll. It can be an elegant evening style or wartime factory… read more »

Haircuts and Twitter

Hello all! Today is haircut day. Why am I nervous? I think it’s because we’re (perhaps?) entering warm weather season here. That will mean lots of heat and humidity, where I live. And in most ways, I am most certainly not a wimp, but I will admit: I am a… read more »

A vintage hair funk

Hello everyone! Is it feeling like Spring near you? We went through a crazy hot spell in March that felt like early summer, and now it’s finally starting to feel like April. It’s been quite a shock to wear lots of wool after being in short sleeves a month ago!… read more »

How I do a late 30s/early 40s sponge roller set (and avoid dents!)

I’m here today to talk about hair! Now that I’ve settled into a routine with my haircut at shoulder-length, I thought I’d show you one way I set my hair for a late 1930s/early 1940s look. It’s just a nice hairstyle that I think is easy to wear and easy… read more »

Trying a slightly different vintage hairstyle

I’ve been so busy! We’ve been running around and trying to accomplish pre-vacation things, because on Thursday we’re leaving for one of our favorite places, New Mexico. We’ll spend a few days with my family and then head to a cabin in the mountains near Taos. Point being I haven’t… read more »

A thank you and a reminder

A huge thank you to everyone for your support when I announced last week that I’m planning to design a sweater pattern. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it! ♥ Each comment has made me feel great and really cements it for me that I made the right… read more »