Must-Have Products for Vintage Hair Styling

You all know that I love the vintage vibe, I don’t do the whole, full on vintage look but I always like to have something inspired by vintage. Last week I had my hair cut and styled by the wonderful team at Rockalily Cuts, it was just amazing and I love my new Bettie Bangs. But, what are the secret products to achieving the perfect vintage hair? Well, hairdressing uniforms retailer www.simonjersey.com spoke to the owners of vintage salons Rockalily Cuts and Miss Dixiebell as well as vintage hair and make-up specialists Vintage Hair Lounge about their must-have essential products for vintage styling. Plus, they’ve got these super cute illustrations to go with it!

Rockalily Cuts - credit Simon Jersey & Headline Honey

Rockalily Cuts: We use a ton of Layrite which we stock from Las Vegas – this is the product most of our gents love. For the ladies it’s hairspray… we go through it like it’s going out of fashion!

Vintage Hair Lounge - credit Simon Jersey & Headline Honey

Vintage Hair Lounge: We are big fans of Davines and have been stockists since the start of Vintage Hair Lounge. The products are very complimentary to the specific kind of work we do, and it is a joy to be working more closely with the brand as they are now official sponsors of Vintage Hair Lounge at Goodwood Revival 2013. We have also worked very closely with Besame Cosmetics from the beginning and our partnership with them goes from strength to strength. We have some surprises around the corner as to new product collaborations coming up but I’m currently sworn to secrecy!

Miss Dixiebelle - credit Simon Jersey & Headline Honey

Miss Dixiebell: We don’t use a huge number of hair products in the salon, but we swear by Schwartzkopf hairspray and Black and White pomade. Our setting lotion is non-branded and is the best around, although we’re currently trying out a homemade setting lotion from a recipe from the 1940s. We use old-school Carmen rollers and Babyliss tongs – never straighteners for curling!

If you fancy learning how to style your own hair authentically, you and a group of friends can book a private hair styling session with ReeRee Rockette, owner of Rockalily Hair Cuts. Sessions are focused on you having a go on your own hair and you’ll leave with a head-full of rollers to keep, a bandana to cover them with, and the faux bang you practiced with. If you want to book a styling session, email ReeRee at reeree@rockalily.com.

All illustrations by Headline Honey.

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Do you wear anything vintage inspired? 

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