Wednesday, 20 March 2013

New video tutorial! 1940s working girl hair

The second of my vintage video tutorials for Superdrug Look at Me went live yesterday. It's for  a simple 1940s style semi-updo with a back roll and a scarf to finish it off.

How To: Vintage Hair from The River Group on Vimeo.

I hope you all like it!

Fleur xx


  1. I came across your video on the Superdrug website earlier, really good idea to use the rat at the back - struggle getting my hair to stay in a roll by itself, so will try this as an alternative.

    P x

    P.S. How's the fitness coming along?

  2. oh this is so great, thanks for sharing this with us!!!

  3. I'm doing good at vintage makeup (with some lip colour variations), doing so-so on daily vintage outfits.. and desperately trying to do something (anything!) with my short hair.. it seams everyone in the 1940s had long hair with "V-rolls".. any idea where I can find a way to vintage-up short hair? (oh.. and it's red.. don't ask).
    By the way: been reading your blog for ages.. it's pretty much the strongest inspiration.

  4. thank you very much, this is really helpful!!!!!
    have the same problem with headscarfs slipping off - when i want to tie a turban then i make 2 knots of hair in the neck behind the ears. this works pretty good :-)

  5. This is great! I actually think I can give this a go. I'll let you know. And, for the record, you may not have thought it looked tidy, but I think it looked really nice. :)

    P.S. I showed your eyebrow tutorial to my aesthetician yesterday at my wax appointment and we finally got the righ arch to my brows for a 40s look. Thank you!

  6. Excellent, that should keep your hair out of the lathe and fits so much better under a welding helmet and looks great at the same time.
    War time fashion was very inventive, we can learn a lot from such looks, it was also a damn site cheaper than a set and colour and so much cheaper.

  7. Thanks for this, you made it really clear. Am going to have a go. Love how your cat's tail keeps appearing in shot. They are so into everything!

  8. Ah, you make rolling the hair up look so easy! Maybe mine is more slippery... I have worn this hairdo a few times on the am-dram stage, because it looks nicely, generically, 'old-fashioned' (obviously not when worn with your lovely '40s pincul and scarf!) but is more interesting than a bun. In fact, the first time I did it was when I was playing a queen and needed something solid for my heavy crown to sit on!

  9. Hi, very useful blog post. I just got glad to see your post on hair style . And In personal I love to make different hairstyles. Thanks dudes for this timely update.

  10. Love these video tutorials Fleur! You make it all seem so effortless!


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