Retro Hair and Makeup

Techniques for Applying the Vintage Makeup Look...
Fancy those dark, high arched eyebrows of the 1950s? The smouldering red lips of the 40s? 60s Twiggy eyes? Or maybe you've got a penchant for the vampish looks of the 1920s? If so, this could be the book for you.

Lauren Rennells, the author of Retro Makeup, has a passion for the stylistic influences of the past. Working in the film and photographic industry she freelances as a hair and makeup artist. Rennells shares her  professional techniques for recreating the makeup effects from the 20s through to the 60s, in a detailed, easy to follow format.

Interestingly, the widespread use of makeup really only occurred in the 20th century and the author  touches on why it gained acceptance during this particular century.

Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step-by-Step Techniques 
Vintage Hairstyling, Lauren Rennell's companion book to Retro Makeup, offers a very simple, step by step guide to recreating those distinctive, very feminine hairstyles of the early and mid 20th century - beginning with the basics and working up to advanced styles.

All this is in a glossy 600 page quality book that features a fascinating collection of vintage period styles. The book also includes some interesting facts and tit bits about the history and origins of the various styles and and a rundown of the stars who made the styles universally popular.