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Style Me Vintage [Hardcover]

Belinda Hay
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Book Description

4 Oct 2010
Everything you'll need to create vintage hairstyles from the '30s to the '60s. Step-by-step instructions and fantastic photographs. Filled with inspirational images and tips on make-up and accessories. Vintage styles have never been more popular, with everyone from Madonna and Scarlett Johansson to Dita Von Teese indulging in retro glamour. Whether you want to style your hair for a special party or event, a night out, or just for fun, this must-have book has all you'll need to recreate the decadence and fun of vintage styles. Filled with step-by-step instructions, tips and techniques, and detailed photographs for hairstyles from the 1930s to the 1960s, Style Me Vintage provides everything you'll need to create authentic 'do's - whether you want to look like Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake or Brigitte Bardot.

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion (4 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862059020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862059023
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 20.3 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Fun, informative, and beautifully designed, this is an inspiring introduction to classic hairstyles." --"Library Journal "Xpress Reviews

The Style Me Vintage series, from Anova Books, is a fantastic series of books for hair, makeup, clothes, tea parties and even weddings! So let's start from your head and go down to your toes…for me, these Style Me Vintage books are undeniably beautiful and accurate. Spot on for a beginner like me. --http://www.foyles.co.uk/

About the Author

Belinda Hay's passion for vintage started age 5 with an infatuation for Elvis Presley. She began her hairdressing journey in New Zealand where she learned vintage styling techniques. She has worked for over 7 years in some of London's top hairdressing salons. In 2009 she opened her own vintage and contemporary salon, The Painted Lady, in London's trendy Shoreditch. She has created style guides for the staff of retro bowling alley, All-Star Lanes.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid introduction to vintage hair styling 9 Jun 2011
I have spent the past couple of years looking at YouTube videos about how to create vintage hairstyles, and even splashed out on a one to one lesson with a vintage hairdresser. I found this book to be a good companion, consolidating some of the knowledge I have learned. So here are some pros and cons:


1. An ideal gift - the book is beautifully laid out with clear photos, and has a nice textured hardcover. Very pretty.
2. Clear and easy to follow instructions - I have successfully created some of the styles from the book (a beehive style, no less!)
3. It also shows photographs of current celebrities sporting vintage styles "Then and Now" - I feel this is very useful and encourages people to experiment bringing vintage styles into modern life.
4. Good basic information about the type of haircut to sport to make each style work and a bit about tools.


1. I'd like more technical information about how to handle hair, and potential problems you could encounter creating these styles. There is some, but it's fairly basic.
2. Some of the styles are very tricky and do require practice - this isn't really a con of the book, but it does suggest all hairstyles can be created yourself. Whilst I don't doubt this is true, it isn't always going to be an easy ride until you've had some practice so do bear that in mind!

So the cons aren't really big problems. I say, if you're interested in having a hands on reference to styling hair in this manner, here is an excellent introduction and I'm sure you'll have loads of fun with it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Introduction 28 Jun 2011
By L
This book is really nicely presented even if some of the models are abit scary.
I did feel though that it was more like an introduction and was missing the rest of the book.
There is NOT a lot of styles.
I recommend this book if you have short hair because most of the styles are for you.
I also recommend it for those who want just a couple of hair styles to try.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 26 Nov 2010
This book is amazing and has such a perfect step-by-step guide that really does help any beginner out! Would recommend highly!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special 30 Jan 2011
By SoLo
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Like another reviewer said, style over substance (and not even great style at that). I was looking forward to this book, and when the price dropped thought I'd give it a try. However, it contains some mediocre photos and hardly any text. The hairstyles for the different periods are not particularly well chosen in some cases, and there aren't many styles either. Considering the author is an actual hairstylist I find this book very disappointing.
It contains absolutely nothing that can't be found on the internet for free and in an improved version (blogs, youtube, etc.). I can't recommend it at all, despite the low price.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 28 Dec 2010
By cat137
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This book is really well laid out, with plenty of step by step photos for every look.
I struggle sometimes with complicated styles and great vintage looks can be hard to achieve, but this books is perfect for me!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool vintage hair style! 10 May 2011
By Brenda
This book is amazing. There's a modern version of celebrities with the hairstyle so it gives you some idea on how to dress it in the modern day. Great stuff.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I like it, but I don't... 11 Jun 2011
I was looking for a book with lots of vintagey styles which are easily created with heated rollers.
I find that although the book is well laid out and well designed, there isn't enough text on how to do each step and some of the styles simply can't be achieved single handedly.
I also would have liked it to contain variations of how styles can be worn in different hair lengths, and some of the styles couldn't be achieved without specialist stuff like pin curl clips which I couldn't find where to get.
There weren't really enough styles in it.
It has been slightly useful though.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very good at all... 7 Jan 2012
By NP83
I am a 1940s recreator (in that I dress in the period everyday) and am therefore a bit of a collector of books about vintage styling, and I would not recommend purchasing this book to anybody. The styles are extremely messy - not a good demonstration of how to achieve vintage styles at all. Very disappointing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Copycat buy :)
Bought this after seeing a friend had got one for Christmas, used it a few times, great to copy the stunning styles
Published 1 month ago by Laura
2.0 out of 5 stars Good news: its Not bad, but Bad news: its not good
I found this book really hard to follow, I wish I had just looked on Youtube beforehand. I thought the hairstyles looked ok for the laborious steps involved however the makeup the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by compulsive buyer
Published 2 months ago by angela berg
4.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative and fun
This book really inspires you with ideas for fashion and hairstyles with a vintage feel. It is not just about clever photography, but makes you feel "I could do that". Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jessica Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for vintage gals
I found this book really helpful in re-creating vintage hairstyles.

Although I really love the 1930's and 1940's I have tried a sixties beehive as well. Read more
Published 3 months ago by emma
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!
fantastic book, gorgeous pictures with very easy step by step guide, that good even i managed to create one of the styles with relative ease.!! cant wait to try some more styles. Read more
Published 5 months ago by debby beal
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
This book is brilliant, the pictures are clear & the steps are easy to follow. Its got a good variety of looks from over the years and some useful tips. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Nathalie
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
I recommend this book for everyone who loves the 50s and want to do the hairstyles.
Its easy to follow the descriptions and how to do, I give it 5/5.
Published 10 months ago by elinorpettersson
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book!
Lovely edition, beautiful pictures, great instructions!
Bought it as a gift for my sister and think I want to keep it!
Published 11 months ago by Marie Bessant
3.0 out of 5 stars easy to follow
this book is easy to follow but not as detailed as some other books, but value for money compared to some other books, an ideal "try it" book
Published 12 months ago by cdeternal
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