Simple Vintage 1920’s Hair and Makeup Tips

1920’s Beauty Lesson with actress Thelma Todd

Before she was famous – and blonde – Paramount acting students Thelma Todd along with Mona Palma dish out these basic 1920’s hair and makeup tips every Hollywood bound girl should know.

Six 1920's hair and makeup tips
Six 1920’s hair and makeup tips for you to try.

Back to March 1926 we go …..

How to apply Lip Rouge like a Flapper

How to apply lip rouge in the 1920's
This is how the vivacious flapper applied lip rouge in the 1920’s.

To apply lip rouge so that it will not show rough edges, dab rouge on the center of your lips only.

How to apply lip rouge in the 1920's

Now, with a pencil, draw the rouge out in a petal shape to create a rosebud Cupids bow effect.

How to Brush your Hair Correctly

How to Brush your Hair Correctly in the 1920's
From the hair ends, swivel your brush in small downward strokes to eek out the knots from your hair.

The correct way to brush your hair: – Grasp the hair firmly and apply the lower edge of the brush, turning it gradually on the downward stroke.

How to Brush your Hair Correctly in the 20's
Don’t do this – it will give you split ends. Only brush straight down from the top of your head.

The ‘incorrect way’ to brush your hair: – Never brush this way. Only do a downward stroke like this from the top back or front of the head.

How to hold a hairbrush correctly

How to hold a hair brush
The wrong way to hold a hair brush

The wrong way to hold a brush: – Never apply the brush flat to the hair. The brush simply slides over the surface and does not reach the hair deep down beneath.

How to hold a brush correctly
The right way to hold a hair brush

The correct way to brush: – If your hair is long, don’t fail to brush ‘upward’ those stray locks at the back of the neck.

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That’s all ! © Glamour daze

Courtesy of the Media History Project.
Thelma Todd died tragically young in 1935 under suspicious circumstances due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

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