This post was written by Lindy Shopper.
I’ve been preparing for a WWII/D-Day themed gig and am elated to be borrowing a friend’s grandmother’s WWII nurse’s uniform for the day – the only thing I am missing is a hairstyle that will work with the uniform’s service cap. The obvious choice is a pin curl set, with curls peeking out from under the cap, since I have so little hair and an elaborate victory roll configuration just is not possible. I had experimented with a pin curl set pattern I found online through a video tutorial from Lisa Freemont Street, “the Gene Tierney,” and was very pleased with the results, though I only did a trial run without product and didn’t leave my home with the ‘do.
I began following Lisa Freemont Street’s Facebook page and this gal is a wealth of information, and timely at that – just as I was needing a pin curl set with some staying power (i.e. the right hair products), she posts an updated video of her styling tools and hair products recommendations. Since this blog is all about where to purchase the things we want and need for dancing, I thought I’d share her vlog post recommendations. She covers everything from products for finger waves to pin curls and talks about different types of hair. I made a list of things I will need for my pin curl set (both wet and dry, we’ll see what works best) and I was able to find everything on my list on Amazon.com. The hair products and tools are now on their way to my front door – voila! Thanks, technology! Check out Lisa’s recommendations in her vlog below and her YouTube channel is a wealth of how-to information:
2 thoughts on “Your Vintage Hair Shopping List – Hair Product and Styling Tools Recommendations from Lisa Freemont Street”
YES! Lisa Freemont Street has fantastic tutorials! I used them to teach myself how to do pin curls and I probably set my hair that way once a week now. She has fabulous vintage makeup tutorials with varying effort levels from a 5 min time commitment up to full pin up makeup for photography. I don’t use all her exact product recommendations, but I DO use the Vintage Glam hairspray and it’s fantastic. It can go from very light hold to strong hold if you really want to spray on a lot. Regardless of how much you decide to use, it adds a nice little bit of shine to your hair, which I love. My boyfriend has even started using it for his vintage side-part slicked back look because he doesn’t like how wet the pomade can appear.
If you venture into the makeup tutorials, definitely take her word on the NYX brand lipstick in Snow White. As someone who was afraid of red lipstick, I have to say it is the most perfect shade. I’ve even gotten compliments from strangers, who have echoed my sentiments here.
Well crap. Just wrote a big long comment and it didn’t post…Anyway, the tutorials on Lisa Freemont Street are fantastic. At first it seems like she talks a lot (if you have a short attention span, like me), but it’s helpful and you’ll get past it. She is very thorough and it’s a good thing. I used her pin curl tutorial to teach myself and I now set my hair about once per week. Sleeping in it is not uncomfortable. I don’t follow all her product recommendations, but I definitely love the Vintage Glam hairspray, which can go from very light hold up to very strong hold depending upon how much you apply. Regardless, it adds a lovely shine to my hair, which I adore. My boyfriend even uses it for his vintage side-part slicked back hairstyle because he doesn’t like how wet the pomade can make his hair appear.
The vintage makeup tutorials are also fabulous and range in time commitment from a 5 min out-the-door look (love!) to a full pin-up photography look. Her real speciality is the hair tutorials, but I love how approachable she makes the makeup ones as well. She seems to experiment with a lot of products, but take her word on the NYX brand of lipstick in Snow White. As someone who was afraid of red lipstick until about 1 month ago, I can say it is the most perfect shade of red. Strangers have even approached me to compliment it and have echoed my sentiments.