Sample Project From Vintage Beauty Parlor

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The beehive can be as vertiginous as you please, depending on the occasion and your mood. In the 1960s women often slept in their hives, wrapping them in a scarf to protect them and simply smoothing them down in the morning.

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Vintage Beauty Parlor by Hannah Wing

Published by Ryland Peters & Small

Ever wanted to know how to re-create beautiful vintage styles? Now you can with this stylish and practical guide to vintage hair and make-up featuring iconic looks from every decade from the 1920s - 1980s. With easy-to-follow step-by-step hair and makeup techniques, as well as beautiful and inspiring photographs, this book will help you find a style for any occasion and become the envy of all your friends. Vintage Beauty Parlor will help you uncover the secret to the finer details of each look from hair, make-up, clothes, and accessories to jewelry and even perfume. Master the stylish flapper-girl curls and cupid's bow lips of the 1920s; the sassy victory rolls of the 1940s; the perfect 1950s quiff, the glamorous glitter of the 1970s, and the edgy punk styles of the 1980s. Vintage Beauty Parlor has everything you need to become a vintage style icon.

© 2016 Hannah Wing / Ryland Peters & Small · Reproduced with permission. · Vintage Beauty Parlor by Hannah Wing is published by Ryland Peters & Small at £14.99 and is available from


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  • How to style a beehive hairstyle. Beehive Yourself - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using the end of a pin-tail comb, divide your hair in half, separating the front from the back. Do this by taking a section across your head from your crown to the top of each ear, one side at a time. Try to keep your sectioning neat, as this will help you to achieve symmetry in your finished hairstyle. Brush the front section forward neatly and clip it on top of the front of your head.

  • How to style a beehive hairstyle. Beehive Yourself - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the hair donut centrally on the crown of your head, over the parting, and pin it in place all the way round to ensure it is held securely in position.

  • How to style a beehive hairstyle. Beehive Yourself - Step 3
    Step 3

    Gently backcomb the front section of your hair from the roots to midway along its length. With the brush, lightly sweep the front section of your hair over the donut so it is covered. For a slightly softer look, leave out your fringe/bangs, if you have one, which you can style as desired – for instance, brush
    it to one side, pin it or curl it.

  • How to style a beehive hairstyle. Beehive Yourself - Step 4
    Step 4

    Keeping the top smooth, neatly twist the front section
    of your hair under the donut and pin it securely in place.

  • How to style a beehive hairstyle. Beehive Yourself - Step 5
    Step 5

    Gently backcomb the remainder of your hair and brush
    it upwards. Twist the section and secure it underneath the donut with pins.

  • How to style a beehive hairstyle. Beehive Yourself - Step 6
    Step 6

    To complete the look, tuck the ends of your hair under and pin neatly in place with hair grips/bobby pins. Smooth down any stray hairs and spritz with hairspray.

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Arawynn · 8 projects
<3 Must try this. Looks amazing Happy
Tracy G.
Tracy G. · Maguiresbridge, Northern Ireland, GB
Love this, great look with easy to follow directions!

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