Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Authenticity...

What sets me apart... ?
Just one word.
Authenticity. 

When re-creating a certain look my main goal is to look like a vintage snapshot. I would never do a hairstyle that wasn't originally done in the Hollywood glamor era. The forties and fifties have already came and left us with such amazing inspiration, no need to invent new looks. After all I am "His Vintage Touch" not His Modern Touch. LoL

You want your vintage look to be polished to the tee! Your hairstyle after all is the cherry on the very top of your icing. It's the first thing people see and after all first impressions are everything... ;D

When sculpting hair, i have three things in mind...
With these three things in mind, not just myself, but anyone can practice these three things and start to notice the difference and pride you will take in your hair and of course the "Authenticity" it gives your style.



1.Natural.
- Your hair should not look like it is " Under Construction". There should be no bobby pins/hair pins present to the eye. A hair piece/accessory is one thing but you should never see the base to your look. Give off the illusion that your hair is just simply standing on its own... or that you woke up with your hair fabulous and didnt have to much to it. Basically the same appeal that a merry-widow or corset does to the female figure. After all, you wouldn't just walk out of your house in your under-garments would you? ;D With this, your look will increase in neatness and give off that classic polished look.

2. Volume.
- Flat hair? NEVER!!!! Give it a curl, a wave, a lift...something. I am a huge fan of the classic pin-curl, but lets face it who has time to pin-curl everyday? Run your locks through a modern day curling iron or when out of the shower picking out your outfit and doing your make-up, have your hair drying in a set of rollers. This one thing is so small but makes ALL of the difference when creating a vintage inspired look.

3. Research.
- Now, I am not telling you to go pick up a book from the library and read it cover to cover, but it always helps to have some knowledge on the look you are trying to create. Going for a Bombshell look? Try looking up old photos of any of your favorite MA girls (Marilyn,Mansfield,Mamie). Looking for an everyday JD look? Try checking out any old clips or photos from your favorite Teenage 50s flick. Having an image in mind will always help you from going astray from an authentic look. Last but not least match your hair to your apparel. Make sure your hairstyle is always period accurate to your wardrobe.
Ex: Forties Hairstyling with fifties attire. (DON'T)
After all if you wanted to be a hip young fox in the fifties you wouldn't be running around with a hairstyle that was in fashion ten years prior.

I always keep those three things in mind and i feel it helps me succeed in creating a more authentic look and holding down the His Vintage Touch name. Authenticity is 90% of the package.




3 comments:

  1. Great post...I was wondering what product would you recommended for curls to stay all day and for waves to stay in to?? Right now I use setting lotion and hairspray but I'm looking for something different.

    For The Vintage Fashionista

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  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    I WOULDNT SAY ITS THE PRODUCT SO MUCH THAT HELPS THE HAIR STAY...ITS MORE THE PIN-CURL...THE WHOLE PRE MEDITATION OF THE HAIRSTYLE...IF YOU SET YOUR HAIR IT WILL STAY LONGER...BUT A PRODUCT THAT I DO USE AT THE END OF A HAIR-DO AS A FINISHING SPRAY IS GOT 2 BE GLUE! IT HOLD LIKE CRAZY!!!!!!! BUT JUST USE IT AT THE END BECAUSE IT IS WAY TO HARSH TO USE IT TO STYLE! LOL

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  3. Thanks!! I'm going to have to try this!!

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