1920s Flapper Hairstyle Tutorial + Halloween Speakeasy Party

This past weekend we attended a speakeasy/housewarming party for friends who have just bought a 1920s home.  This presented the perfect opportunity to practice more vintage hairstyling techniques, which I will share with you right now in this, my very first video ever:

Here are some more snaps from the night:

Mom, in a tunic dress she put together in an afternoon
Mary the SugarSkull and my mom.  Yes, those are many tiny skeletons hanging from her brassiere!
Oscar, host of the party, downstairs in the basement speakeasy
New contraband
ooooold contraband
Dad shooting pool in the speak
Debbie, hostess of the party
A photo showing my hair and hair clip I cobbled together

Me and Mr. C.   Yes, this is the mysterious and oft-thought mythical Mr. C, my Englishman <3


  • ZipZip

    November 2, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    Dear Lauren,

    Your video? A fabulous success. Just enough detail, use of text for those of us whose sound doesn't work, and just as nifty, a design right in the mood.

    Who knew that creating those waves could be so easy…! Wave clips are a new thing to me. Need to get some pronto, and try them out on my longer hair for a "lady of middle years who refuses to bob her hair but likes a Marcel wave" look.

    Very best,


  • The Lady Ship

    November 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    This looks really good and authentic! Your hair looked great and seemed fixed for many days to come! I wish I could do this, but my hair would never stay that curly 🙁

  • Sandi

    November 2, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Wow, that's so cool! My great-aunt does the overnight curlers but doesn't really style the curls much, just fluffs them. My hair is waaaay too long to do anything like this but it looks amazing on you!

  • Caroline

    November 3, 2011 at 6:04 AM

    That is the coolest video! And the hair is fab! Did you speed up the film? It looks just like the real silent movies, where it seems like people walk just a smidge faster… or maybe its just the music. Super cute!

  • StephC

    November 11, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Way cool! I've been experimenting with fingerwaves lately, too. My hair is a completely different length and texture to yours though.

    I never cease to be amazed at how well you slip in and out of eras. Also, I continue to think your mom is waaaaay cool.

  • Anonymous

    November 12, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Brilliant! Shooting the video like a silent movie was genius. You captured the feel perfectly (music, typeface, color, timing, etc.) and the production values were par excellence! More, please.

  • M'lady

    December 30, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Where does one purchase wave clips? I have the other type but not the wave ones. (Last time I resorted to thin hair strighteners and lots of hairspray to do waves…which lasted about 2 hours before becoming dead stright again. lol!)

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