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Face Shapes – Hairstyles Do’s and Don’ts from the 1960’s

Ern Westmore‘s hair styling do’s and don’ts for face shapes. Miss Oval, Miss Square, Miss Round, Miss Oblong and Miss Triangle. As you know, the oval face shape has been declared the ideal of feminine beauty by artists who portray it in marble, words or music. Now if yours is not the oval shape, don’t despair. With the magic of…

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Hand Washing for Coronavirus |Vintage Nurses

Follow these hand washing steps used by medical vintage nurses in the 1960’s, and help yourself and others avoid the dreaded Covid-19 Coronavirus. In the 1960’s, people were less hysterical about the reality of viruses. Folks still remembered a time before antibiotics. The current thinking for good hand washing hygiene is a 20 second hand wash, whilst singing ‘Happy birthday’…

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Questions Most Asked by Teenage Girls in the 1960’s

Seventeen Magazine answers these FAQ’s by teenage girls in the early 1960’s. How to be pretty, how to style yourself. How to be more attractive to boys. Seventeen Magazine was considered every teenage girls best friend. Seventeen’s editor in chief Enid Haupt answers the most commonly asked questions by teenage girls. How to be pretty. What clothes to wear. How…

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How to be confident and attractive

How to be Confident | Vintage Beauty Guide 1962

How to be confident and attractive by being well composed, and checking those bad habits. Hollywood beauty artist Ern Westmore offers advice. How to be Prettier – Vintage Masterclass Film Visualize yourself as you want to be – a self assured and self confident woman. By simply having a pretend conversation in front of a mirror, you can spot some…

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How to Apply 60’s Eye Makeup Tutorial | 1968

60’s eye makeup tutorial for beginners, from Max Factor in 1968. Eyebrow shaping, eyebrow defining, eye shadow, eye liner and mascara 60’s Eye makeup – Beginners Tutorial Before you begin slapping on the gunk, you should know a thing or two about the six eye areas to apply makeup, and what it achieves. Eyebrow: frames the eye and when neatly…

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Six Fall Fashion Looks of 1960

Six popular 1960’s Fall Fashion Looks to Copy

As the new decade of the 1960’s came in, the full skirts of the 50’s were replaced by a newer gamine look. Culottes, Capri pants and slim skirts worn with chic Trench coats and low heels. Let’s look at six popular 1960’s fall fashion looks , namely Culottes, a belted jumper, cover-up blouses, trench coats. a cover all look and…

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Playtex – From Bras to Space Suits on Apollo 11

Apollo 11 space suits designed by bra and girdle manufacturer Playtex and the future of fashion depicted in 2001: A Space Odyssey Future Fashion – Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin This iconic photograph, taken on the moon by Neil Armstrong of his lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin has style written all over it. Of course in reality, this space suit…

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Hollywood Hair – Five 1960s Hairstyles to Copy

Hollywood Hair 1960 Which one of these famous 1960s hairdos suits you. Doris Day, Eve Marie Saint, Debbie Reynolds, Janet Leigh and Christine Carere Janet Leigh – Hollywood Hair Janet has one of the most casual, attractive hairdos in Hollywood today. Her hair is cut short in shaggy petals which she sets quickly and easily in rows of pin curls….

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Sandra Dee’s Vintage 1960s Makeup Tips

Simple Makeup Tutorial from 1960 Vintage 1960s makeup tips from Hollywood actress Sandra Dee. Her teacher at Universal is the great Bud Westmore. The secret says Sandra is to look natural Start with Nails So her hands look prettier and nails won’t split, Sandra Dee applies polish, in pale shades of pearl. Then she uses colorless sealer over all Foundation…

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The Wind Cries Mary Quant – V & A Retrospective

Designer Mary Quant still causes a stir From childhood memories of a ballet dancer in miniskirt and tights, to trying on a boys ribbed sweater, Mary Quant helped define the 1960s fashion era. The current Mary Quant retrospective being held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London reveals a gold mine for fashion lovers and fans of this iconic…

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