Women’s 1950s Hairstyles: An Overview

Following on from the hardship of World War II and rationing, the fifties was a time of relative prosperity. Disposable income combined with an increase in mass media encouraged the consumption of fashion.  New hair care products, including one-step colours, were designed to allow women to do their own hair easily at home – and women Read More …

Things to Think About When Creating Period Hair and Makeup

When creating an authentic period hairstyle or makeup for film or television, there are several things to consider to ensure that you get the designs right. These things will also help you when doing dailies or a last-minute job. If creating a period-inspired look for a fashion shoot or for a bit of vintage fun, Read More …

Men’s 1970s Hairstyles: An Overview

Men’s hair in the seventies was a joy to behold. There was a little bit of variation throughout the decade, from long to short, blow-dried and bouffant to spiked and bleached, with “overgrown” being the look that most people associate with the decade. Hairstyling and grooming was no longer simply for women – hair products were Read More …

Women’s 1970s Hairstyles: An Overview

Like the preceding sixties, the seventies was a diverse decade for hairstyles. New styles were being created throughout the decade. There was a lot of experimentation and hair was sometimes a direct expression of the times. Women’s 1970s hairstyles varied from long, soft and feminine to short, edgy and androgynous. Here we take a look Read More …

Women’s 1960s Hairstyles: An Overview

Fashion in the 1960s saw a lot of diversity and featured many trends and styles influenced by the working classes, music, independent cinema and social movements. In the UK, the fashion focus shifted from Paris to London, with designer Mary Quant leading the “Swinging London” revolution. Vidal Sassoon transformed women’s hairdressing, taking the humble bob Read More …

Photographs from Edwardian Britain

In the United Kingdom, the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 and the succession of her son Edward marked the end of the Victorian era and the dawn of the Edwardian era. King Edward VII reigned from 1901 to 1910. A collection of black and white photos from Edwardian Britain. People from all walks Read More …