Monday, March 5, 2012

Book: Creative Hairshaping and Hairstyling You Can Do

Creative Hairshaping & Hairstyling: cutting, rolling, curling and waving instructions for 1940s hairstyles  
I am adding this book to my large stack of favorite books, originally published in 1948, (reprinted in 2008) this little book is full of helpful techniques.
It was written as a textbook for beauty students, 3 books in one and so the first part is about haircuts.  Most of these are for if you're going to get a permanent wave so I wouldn't recommend them unless you are getting a permanent wave or you're going to do your hair the same way every day.
Then it talks how to make pin curls, sculpture curls, basic waves, pompadours, how to style bangs and so much more.  It includes the best styles for different head/face shapes and tips for how to section hair and help full little things like that.
However, all of the illustrations are drawings.  This was fine for me because the drawings are life-like and highlight the sections of hair it talks about.  But i know some people cant understand just plain drawing instead of pictures, but its really not a problem.
Keep in mind that this was a book for hairstyling students, so some things have to do with permanent waving or other beauty shop things, but instead of permanently setting my hair, i just do an overnight damp set which works fine.
Also, this is not a book of different hairstyles like victory rolls, a pageboy, etc. But of different rolls and  pin curl and bang setting patterns.
Over all i was very pleased with this book about waving and pincurlish basic.
And no, this is not a sponsored post, but just a example of what i love and like and call my own! :)
As with all books i recommend, pleas check at your local library for it before purchasing, just to make sure you like it before you buy it.
So long!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I need a copy of this! How neat it was reprinted recently. Thanks for sharing!