Getting ready for a night out – the 1940s way

What do you do when you get ready for a night out? Do you get ready in front of your dressing table, putting on your shapewear? Checkecking your make-up? This fab video shows a young woman get ready for a...

What was a 1930s beauty salon like?

If you've ever wondered how women in the Thirties got their beautiful wave sets, then watch this amazing video. It shows a beauty salon in 1934 detailing how hair was permed and set - a very lengthy process by...

New hair-setting gadget: The Sculpture Pin Curler

If you wear your hair in a pre-Sixties style, pin-curling your hair is a relatively easy way of setting it. New gadet, The Sculpture Pin Curler, aims to make the curling even easier. The Curler is...

Video how-to: Marilyn Monroe’s make-up look

Marilyn Monroe often went for nearly bare-faced, natural make-up in her private life. Her professional make-up, the one she wore to film premiers and in front of the camera was ultra glamorous. Here, make-up...

Pin-up make-up tutorials for all skin tones

If you're looking for fun tutorials on how do retro Forties or Fifties inspired pin-up make-up you've come to the right place. Here are four video tutorials for dark skin tones, Asian skin tones, pale skin...

Beauty how to: modern lipsticks for vintage eras

One of the great advantages of being a modern-day vintage lover is that we have a whole arsenal of high-tech beauty products at our finger tips to reproduce the looks of bygone decades. Here are my favourite...

Joan Crawford’s beauty secrets

One of Hollywood's most beautiful stars, actor Joan Crawford was meticulous about following a strict beauty regime to retain her youthful looks. Here are some of the - rather strange - beauty secrets she...

Vintage hair inspiration: Lucille Ball

When it comes to Forties hair inspiration, actor Lucille Ball is my go-to source for amazing up-dos. Here are some of my favourite pictures of Lucille's impeccable hair...

We chat vintage beauty with Hula Nails

If you're in London make sure you pop round at Hula Nails, a fun TikiĀ  beauty salon that does some of the best half-moon manicures you can get in the capital. I met the girls behind the salon and sipped...

Retro skin care: Soap & Glory

While their retro packaging and tongue-in-cheek product names have found lots of imitators, Soap & Glory remains a vintage-inspired beauty brand well worth checking out....