Whether she wants a neo-spin on a style from the ’40s, ’60s or even a century ago, you’ve got to study the original look before recreating it in a mode way. A great reference book that will shorten your leaing curve: Stage & Screen Hairstyles: A Practical Reference for Actors,Models,Hairstylists,Photographers,Stage Managers and Directors by Kit Spencer.
It ’s also essential to keep current on how gifted red carpet/celebrity hair artists are interpreting new and vintage trends. HOT’s fave publications for this purpose: People Magazine (People.com); Us Weekly (USMagazine.com); and Entertainment Weekly (EW.com/ew). Our top choice for viewing fashion trends and runway shows: Style.com.
|Tip: "Creating a gorgeous retro-style can make our bride’s wedding album look timely for years to come. For our bride, we put a mode spin on the most copied’do from the '40s: the victory roll." Jean Sweet, photographer||Tip: "Sometimes it's more advantageous to achieve retro-look by using old-fashioned tools. We rolled our bride's hair on rags to create an early 20th century impression." Sherri Jesse, owner of Sherri’s Hair Salon in Bristol, Virginia.|