Here, let me insert that even though my hair has gone through lots of changes over the years, at one point I did have the same hairstyle for about 10 years - long and straight with the occasional curl.
Before that, I never really kept it the same for long, it was super short for a while, then I would grow it out, then it would be mid length, then short again, until I finally grew it out and just left it. I'm not sure why I left it like that for so long. Maybe I became attached to it, like a security blanket.
Then about two years ago, after having it pretty much the same for all of those years, I decided that I was stuck in a rut and in danger of becoming one of those little old ladies with long grey hair, and I cut it all off. Do you think maybe I was having a mid-life crisis?
Cutting my hair pretty much coincided with my decision to delve into the vintage world. I had tried my hand at replicating hairstyles of the past on several occasions before, with some success, but still had no idea how to truly accomplish the looks I wanted. Then one day, shortly after cutting my hair and while recuperating from major shoulder surgery, I was lying in bed surfing through Youtube videos and ran across Ashley from Lisa Freemont Street. I was mesmerized, here was this gorgeous, young woman sporting a vintage hairstyle and showing me just how to achieve that look. Needless to say, I was hooked.
Since that day, I have tried a plethora of hairstyles from different eras, trying to find what I like best, what suits my facial features best, and basically just having fun with lots of trial and error.
When I started writing this post, I looked back over some photographs of vintage hairstyles that I have tried to achieve and realized that they covered five decades of styles and I thought, how fun it would be to share those with you. But, as I began writing, it also occurred to me that in another years time I will be turning 50 and will have truly sported five decades of hairstyles of my very own. How cool is that? - Except for the turning 50 part which could really be depressing if I thought about it. - Let's skip that fact.
Deciding what I wanted to share with you, and just how far in the past to travel, I thought, why not share it all. Nearly 100 years worth of hairstyles! Now, where to start? I think we shall work from this decade back in time.