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How To Recreate Over 100 Classic Celebrity Hairstyles

If you are a follower of my blog you know what a fan I am the classic hair styles of “Old Hollywood,” like Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly and others. And, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been seeing a comeback of these and other “period” hairstyles showing up on the red carpet and other big soiree’s where they like to kick it up a notch.
Celebrity Hairstyles Amanda Syefried
Amanda Seyfried 09 Oscars-Veronica Lake

Celebrity Hairstyles Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera’s 40’s finger-waves

As any hairdresser knows, these glamour hair styles are not easy to just pull out of your hat! We are simply in a different time where we have different tools and products and our hair styles naturally evolve. Our hair styling tools, techniques and certainly our hair care products have changed. It’s not innate, for even a seasoned hairdresser to instinctively know the right techniques to recreate these looks. However, I would guess that there are an increasing number of clients who have been asking for similar looks from their hairdressers for special occasions . . . am I right?

If you have every wanted to know more about the craft of creating these Old Hollywood hairstyles or “period” hair styles and makeup, check this out. Kit Spencer, a talented hairdresser and makeup artist for television, film, music and fashion, has just released two intriguing books, Stage and Screen Hairstyles,¬†and Stage and Screen Makeup.

These are guidebooks that are filled with clear, step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. She has put into one book simple instructions on how to recreate over 100 classic hairstyles and in the second book the makeup looks! Stage and Screen Hairstyles, is broken down into three sections; Equipment and Techniques, The Gallery, and the Looks. Each historical period is noted up through today. This is a great resource to begin to understand the basics for designing a hair style that is authentic. The book is filled with instructions on how to recreate leading men’s hairstyles of film and stage as well.

Any of you, professional or non professional, who want to add-to and perfect your hair styling skills or makeup skills, check it out! Hairstyles include lots of old period updo’s which gives lots of tips and practical hair styling advice.

Also check out my recent article for a video how-to on an old classic celebrity hairstyles.
  





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