Sunday, January 22, 2012

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V22: More 19teens and Early 1920s Hairstyles {Videos!}

I've been talking a lot about hair lately.  It seems to be the thing we have the most trouble with.  In the first post,  "Introduction to Hairstyles in 1912," I showed contemporary photos of ladies' coiffures, and a few "how to" images from the time as well, but the problem with these is that we ladies today still have little or no idea how to achieve them.

Luckily, there are some original newsreels at "British Pathe" to help us.  I've embedded these super-helpful tutorials" here.  While from 1920/21, these techniques can be used for the earlier styles as well.  Enjoy!

THE LATEST IN COIFFURES


A SIMPLE COIFFURE

THE LATEST IN COIFFURES

CREATING A COIFFURE


There are more useful newsreels to be seen on the British Pathe site.

I originally came across the link to British Pathe on a blog called "Beauty is a Thing of the Past," a site loaded with hair how-to's an magazine articles all about beauty and hair.
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8 comments:

  1. These have been very interesting!

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  2. pretty simple. i got obsessed for almost an hour watching a lot of the other videos on the site. I really wish there were more hands on historic hairstyling classes available in my area.

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    1. I know the feeling. I'm fully addicted to that site now, lol. I guess the thing to do is to just practice, experiment often, try to figure it out. They make it look so easy in the videos.

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    2. I stumbled upon some of these videos when looking for 40's hair inspiration. I think its great when videos from the era show how hairstyles were done. Although all the hair seems perfectly tame..If I tried to do the same hairstyle my hair would be falling out and sticking up in a quite unruly manner.

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  3. A great resource for theatre hair/wig stylists. thanks for researching

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  4. Nice! I just wish I could figure out how to make those perfect little puffs in front of the ears.

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  6. Thanks for this. I like the hairstyle right after the Grecian, because it is for shorter hair. I tried it and it worked pretty well. I never understood before how they put hair up and yet had softly around the face too. Watching the videos, learned some pinning tricks that make it work---very helpful.

    How long did hair have to be back then to be considered long and for most styles to work?

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