Monday, 23 January 2012

Give us a curl


When it comes to hair, my favourite decade has to be the 1940s. With perfectly primped curls and soft, flowing locks, glamorous starlets such as Veronica Lake and Rita Hayworth set the standard with a timeless style that is still seen on the red carpet today.

Veronica and Rita - together in perfect hair-mony...see what I did there?

As much as I love the look, I have one slight problem - I am rubbish with hair! Fortunately, the good people at John Frieda have launched a new YouTube channel that can help. Their series of 'Style on Demand' videos offer brilliant step-by-step guides to help you achieve the looks you've always dreamed of. Hosted by top celebrity stylists, John Frieda have video guides to show you the best ways to achieve classic hairstyles, including videos on creating a 1950s up-do, a French pleat and even how to use rollers.

I have been particularly inspired by this one that shows you how to get retro curls - something I have always struggled with in the past, especially when using modern styling tools. I'll definitely be giving this one a go for my next night out!


So what do you think? What are you favourite vintage hairstyles? Have you tried any of the tips in these videos yourself? I'd love to know!

Thanks for reading, and if you have a spare moment please vote for me in the Company Magazine Style Blogger awards in the "Best 'We Love Vintage' Blog" category - I need all of the help I can get!

Much love,

Frankie
Swell Vintage

x

2 comments:

scarletscorpion said...


When it comes to hair, my favourite decade has to be the 1940s. With perfectly primped curls and soft, flowing locks, glamorous starlets such as Veronica Lake and Rita Hayworth set the standard with a timeless style that is still seen on the red carpet today.

Veronica and Rita - together in perfect hair-mony...see what I did there?

As much as I love the look, I have one slight problem - I am rubbish with hair! Fortunately, the good people at John Frieda have launched a new YouTube channel that can help. Their series of 'Style on Demand' videos offer brilliant step-by-step guides to help you achieve the looks you've always dreamed of. Hosted by top celebrity stylists, John Frieda have video guides to show you the best ways to achieve classic hairstyles, including videos on creating a 1950s up-do, a French pleat and even how to use rollers.

I have been particularly inspired by this one that shows you how to get retro curls - something I have always struggled with in the past, especially when using modern styling tools. I'll definitely be giving this one a go for my next night out!


So what do you think? What are you favourite vintage hairstyles? Have you tried any of the tips in these videos yourself? I'd love to know!

Thanks for reading, and if you have a spare moment please vote for me in the Company Magazine Style Blogger awards in the "Best 'We Love Vintage' Blog" category - I need all of the help I can get!

Much love,

Frankie
Swell Vintage

x

Vantage Point Vintage said...


When it comes to hair, my favourite decade has to be the 1940s. With perfectly primped curls and soft, flowing locks, glamorous starlets such as Veronica Lake and Rita Hayworth set the standard with a timeless style that is still seen on the red carpet today.

Veronica and Rita - together in perfect hair-mony...see what I did there?

As much as I love the look, I have one slight problem - I am rubbish with hair! Fortunately, the good people at John Frieda have launched a new YouTube channel that can help. Their series of 'Style on Demand' videos offer brilliant step-by-step guides to help you achieve the looks you've always dreamed of. Hosted by top celebrity stylists, John Frieda have video guides to show you the best ways to achieve classic hairstyles, including videos on creating a 1950s up-do, a French pleat and even how to use rollers.

I have been particularly inspired by this one that shows you how to get retro curls - something I have always struggled with in the past, especially when using modern styling tools. I'll definitely be giving this one a go for my next night out!


So what do you think? What are you favourite vintage hairstyles? Have you tried any of the tips in these videos yourself? I'd love to know!

Thanks for reading, and if you have a spare moment please vote for me in the Company Magazine Style Blogger awards in the "Best 'We Love Vintage' Blog" category - I need all of the help I can get!

Much love,

Frankie
Swell Vintage

x