Vintage Hairstyling by Lauren Rennells

The goal of Vintage Hairstyling is to provide you with the most helpful tutorials, tools, and products to achieve gorgeous retro hair and makeup yourself!

I am a hair and makeup artist with a passion for beauty of the past. I create both historical re-enactment hair and makeup and contemporary interpretations of time periods gone by. My obsession began while I was majoring in photography at Northern Arizona University and it grew so strong after graduation that I went back to cosmetology school to master finger waves, pin curls, and anything else I could. I now freelance providing unique hair and makeup design for advertising, film, and special event clients. I also provide more information on historical beauty through events and classes and on the Bobby Pin Blog.

At VintageHairstyling.com, our goal is to provide you with the most helpful tutorials, tools, and products to achieve gorgeous retro looks yourself. Learn how to do vintage hair and makeup with books, videos, and free exclusive newsletters. Find extra helpful tips and ideas for your own unique look from the Bobby Pin Blog. Shop for everything you need like hairstyling tools to aid your efforts and retro cosmetics to achieve the pin-up look you have always admired. It’s all right here for you! The stylish ladies of the early and mid-20th century define for us now what the epitome of ladylike grace should be. My love for the enduring beauty of the flapper of the 1920s, the art deco bombshell of the 1930s, the pin-up of the 1940s, the rockabilly of the 1950s, and the mod of the 1960s is reflected in everything I create. Rita Hayworth was my first inspiration. In the movie Cover Girl, from the ‘40s, she wore a pompadour hairstyle that inspired the cover look for the book Vintage Hairstyling. Hayworth also inspired the look of one of the models on the cover of Retro Makeup. Women from the Golden Age of Hollywood like Grace Kelly in the ‘50s and Audrey Hepburn in the ‘60s were the inspiration for looks from Create Vintage-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles.

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1950s Bangs as Designed by Michel of Helena Rubinstein - Bobby Pin Blog / Vintage hair and makeup tips and tutorials

Today on the Bobby Pin Blog...I’ve heard it so many times, so many different ways from women…”I am tired of my bangs.”…”I regret my bangs and I’m thinking of growing them out.”…”I don’t know what to do with my bangs.”
There are a ton of bang style options available to you…especially when you are inspired by vintage hair.
There are a ton of bang style options available to you…especially when you are inspired by vintage hair. https://www.vintagehairstyling.com/bobbypinblog/2020/02/1950s-bangs-as-designed-by-michel-of-helena-rubinstein.html

vintagehairstyling.com The Bang Dilemma I’ve heard it so many times, so many different ways from women…”I am tired of my bangs.”…”I regret my bangs and I’m thinking of growing them out.”…”I don’t know what to do with my bangs.” There are a ton of bang style options available to you…especially whe...

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Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones in the 1940s Part 2 - Bobby Pin Blog / Vintage hair and makeup tips and tutorials

On the Bobby Pin Blog... The final installment of Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones is done! The 1940s! I broke them up into 2 posts, because there was a lot to share. https://www.vintagehairstyling.com/bobbypinblog/2020/01/vintage-makeup-for-darker-skin-tones-in-the-1940s-part-2.html

vintagehairstyling.com Women were reminded often in propaganda during WWII that it was for the good of the war effort to stay beautiful.

The world is full of beautiful things (like you)
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Fashion inspired by things that happen at war… I’ve done several blog posts over the years highlighting the ties between WWII life and how living during such a significant war influenced beauty. ⭐️ Here’s another example. A couple months ago, I shared a bunch of history of the Grip-Tuth brand of hair combs on the Bobby Pin Blog. (Follow link in bio) This advertisement for the Nite-glo line, “Inspired by London’s Blackouts!”, is macabre to say the least. I’ve come across a few products that used glow-in-the-dark and the London Blackouts as a tie together. If you did not know the full history, Hitler’s Luftwaffe (Air Force) released a bombing campaign on the United Kingdom in 1940 and 1941 called the Blitz, named in the British press after the German word for lightning.⚡️⚡️⚡️ These bombing runs were at night 🌔 to make it harder for the British to see the fighter planes coming and shoot them down. The British came up with several ways to defend themselves, which included citywide blackouts. If the German planes can’t see the lights in the buildings, they literally can’t tell where the buildings 🏢 are and hopefully miss as many as possible.
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This part of beauty history is fascinating for me and please email me any of your stories, photos or magazine ads you have collected!
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Hairstyles for hats in the 1950s - Bobby Pin Blog / Vintage hair and makeup tips and tutorials

Today on the Bobby Pin Blog, a little help for 1950s hat hairstyles. https://www.vintagehairstyling.com/bobbypinblog/2019/10/hairstyles-for-hats-in-the-1950s.html

vintagehairstyling.com I get a lot of questions about how to wear your hair with vintage hats. This great little article has some great tips—especially on how to style the hair that will actually sit under the hat, which is the challenge with wearing vintage hats. Read on for the full article! From Charm Magazine 1954 (...

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One of us. One of us. - The life of a hairstylist working for a traveling circus in the 1930s - Bobby Pin Blog / Vintage hair and makeup tips and tutorials

Imagine being a hairdresser for a circus in the 1930s! On the Bobby Pin Blog, I thought this article from my September 1932 issue of Modern Beauty Shop would be great to share with you during this Halloween season. Reading it instantly made me think of the 1932 cult classic Freaks and, coincidentally, the hairdresser the article features worked with Ringling Bros. traveling circus at the same time as the famous "Doll Family" featured in the movie about sideshow act performers. https://www.vintagehairstyling.com/bobbypinblog/2019/10/one-of-us-one-of-us-the-life-of-a-hairstylist-working-for-a-traveling-circus-in-the-1930s.html

vintagehairstyling.com Imagine being a hairstylist for a traveling circus in the 1930s. Curious? Then keep reading… My September 1932 issue of Modern Beauty Shop has a feature article about Mrs. Eva Hill, a member of a family of circus performers and hairdresser for the traveling performers of Ringling Bros. and Barnum ...

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Grip-Tuth® Hairtainer Hair Combs - A History - Bobby Pin Blog / Vintage hair and makeup tips and tutorials

Today on the Bobby Pin Blog... A history of the Grip-Tuth® hair comb and great ideas on wearing them! https://www.vintagehairstyling.com/bobbypinblog/2019/09/grip-tuth-hairtainer-hair-combs-a-history.html

vintagehairstyling.com The classic Grip-Tuth® Hairtainer combs’ journey began in the 1920s. They rose in popularity significantly during WWII as a replacement for metal bobby pins that were hard to get because of metal rationing. And, thanks to a U.S. company owned by a woman devoted to continuing Grip-Tuth’s® legac...

The classic Grip-Tuth® Hairtainer combs' journey began in the 1920s. They rose in popularity significantly during WWII as a replacement for metal bobby pins that were hard to get because of metal rationing. And, thanks to a U.S. company owned by a woman devoted to continuing Grip-Tuth's® legacy, we are lucky to still have them today!

At VintageHairstyling.com, find Grip-tuth® combs to purchase and see great hairstyle ideas using them!

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You are going start seeing less from me. :( Your feed is going to really start changing...in a good way...but I thought I should take a minute to let you know. That way you can take an easy step to keep updated with new posts on the Bobby Pin Blog, free downloads, and other great info I like to share.

Facebook is going to change your feed so you see less from business pages and more from your friends and family, which is not a bad thing. I'm looking forward to less advertising personally.

But I also want to make sure you don't miss the fun stuff I share. All you have to do is go to my website and sign up for our bimonthly email newsletter. Thank you for reading! :)

The best makeup primer I’ve found recently! I use Photofinish Primerizer moisturizer and primer in 1 from @smashboxcosmetics on myself, on my clients and I sent a bottle to my cousin. I use 2 pumps to do my entire face, focusing on my nose, cheeks, and chin where my liquid foundation often sinks into my pores creating a very unflattering dot effect. Let dry completely before applying your makeup. It only takes a minute or two.
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It’s amazing! When I use it along with my stipple foundation brush from Sephora, I get a beautiful airbrush makeup effect. I was using one from Ulta, but they changed the formula and it does not work the same. I’ve used many primers and this one takes the cake. Other primers move around too much when you go to apply foundation. This one appears to stay put.
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Grip-Tuth ® Hairtainer Combs were invented almost 100 years ago and are still made today in the US. The company that makes them is woman owned and run and I am so happy to announce that VintageHairstyling.com now carries these great hair combs.
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I made this little video showing the great ways you can work hair combs into your #vintagehairstyle today. I hope you enjoy it!
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Men's Vintage 1950s Haircuts - Ducktail Tutorial and More! - Bobby Pin Blog / Vintage hair and makeup tips and tutorials

Men’s 1950s hairstyles with detailed pictures today on the Bobby Pin Blog. https://www.vintagehairstyling.com/bobbypinblog/2019/07/mens-vintage-1950s-haircuts-ducktail-tutorial-and-more.html

vintagehairstyling.com The vintage hairstyles and haircuts men wore in the 1950s were as varied as the women’s. Ducktail, flattop, pompadour, crew cut, the forward combed boogie and flattop boogie hairstyles, and jelly roll were just some of the hairstyles for men. DIG Magazine A family friend found this great magazine ...

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Dove Beauty Bar TV Commercial, 'Ironworker'

Tough as nails girls... I do hair and makeup for commercials as a way to help pay the bills and Dove came to Denver last year to make a commercial about this super cool lady.

Blue, a girl in our vintage community, is originally from Phoenix, and moved here to continue her career as an ironworker, a very predominantly male world. The stories she told me of her experiences as an ironworker were both fascinating and harrowing. She's as tough as they come.

But doesn't she look beautiful in this Dove commercial? I was honored to work with her.
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ispot.tv Blue is an ironworker. She loves her job but she says it is brutal on her skin. Although the dirt on her skin is earned from her hard work, she likes to go home and uses the Dove Beauty Bar to wash off the grime and retain her natural beauty so she can dress up during the weekends. Dove says its soa...

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Short Vintage Hair Trend Style Ideas - Bobby Pin Blog / Vintage hair and makeup tips and tutorials

Lots of vintage girls are cutting their hair short, so here is some advice on styling those cropped dos. https://www.vintagehairstyling.com/bobbypinblog/2019/05/vintage-pixie-haircut-ideas.html

vintagehairstyling.com Lots of vintage girls are cutting their hair short, so here is some advice on styling those cropped dos.

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Jac-o-net..a classic hair tool brand - Bobby Pin Blog / Vintage hair and makeup tips and tutorials

After WWII ended, nylon rationing ended as well and the classic brand Jac-o-net was started. Read more on the Bobby Pin Blog! https://www.vintagehairstyling.com/bobbypinblog/2018/07/jac-o-net-a-classic-hair-tool-brand.html

vintagehairstyling.com After WWII ended, nylon rationing ended as well and the classic brand Jac-o-net was started. Read more!

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Vintage false eyelash styles, trends, and techniques - Bobby Pin Blog / Vintage hair and makeup tips and tutorials

False eyelash trends of the 1920s thru the 1960s, now on the Bobby Pin Blog at VintageHairstyling.com! https://www.vintagehairstyling.com/bobbypinblog/2019/06/vintage-false-eyelash-styles-trends-technqiues.html

vintagehairstyling.com There are mentions of false eyelashes from the Victorian era, but they really came into vogue later.

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What is your favorite movie beauty quote? Let’s all have a laugh.
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In Grease, a musical in the movie collections of many retro lifestylers, the character Frenchy, a teenage ne'er-do-well, has her sights set on a bigger, better life than what Rydell High School has to offer. She tells her friends, "I'm gonna be a beautician ya know," right before she attempts piercing Sandy's ears. When Sandy asks her if it will hurt, Frenchy replies, "Sandy, Sandy. Beauty is pain."
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The triangle hair net has been around since the #1950s. Curls dry faster with one of these as opposed to a scarf, because air circulates through better and evaporating water can escape more easily. Wrap this around your #wetset to hold your curls in place better while your hair sets. Go to VintageHairstyling.com to get your #snugsettrianglenet in lots of colors!
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#Beehive time! This hairstyle is called the Susan. I love a big #1960sbeehive for a wedding! Why you ask? Because, when you are looking back at your photos years down the road, your hairstyle will be visible, unlike those boring low-hanging chingons. Am I right? The full steps for the Susan hairstyle are in my most current book, Create Vintage-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles, available on my website and on Amazon.
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Being In Good Company… When a book you wrote is considered by someone good enough to be included in this group of greats. My step-by-step hairstyle book is pages and pages of #vintageupdo hairstyles and #vintageredcarpethair. It is full of tips and tricks.

I am so grateful that this regram from @blake_rachel_ even hints that my work belongs in the family of these other great artists. The book title, Create Vintage-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles, I admit, is misleading. #bridalhair was my inspiration, but the styles are designed for any formal occasion.

You can pick up your copy on my website or on Amazon.
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Wedding season is getting off to full swing! We #hairstylists love this season, because we get to do such fun, creative looks and we get to be a part of making a day very special.

I call this hairstyle the Joan. It’s my version of a #1930shairstyle that makes a great #redcarpethairstyle I think. My lovely model was Katy H. here in Colorado. All of the curl was done with a tapered wand curling iron! The really tiny one that is only ¾” at its largest end. The full steps for the Joan hairstyle are in my most current book, Create Vintage-Inspired Wedding Hairstyles, available on my website and on Amazon.
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Hair on point...eyeliner questionable. But it feels great to be fancy again after all of the hard work at the car show. Thank you everyone for coming out. It was the best to get to meet everyone. I do this because I like helping people, so getting to answer all of your pressing #vintagehair questions was soooo fun. See you next year!
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Just a couple hours left at the #vlv22 #carshow. Come get all of your hair fixins!
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