I got my copy of Vintage Hairstyling by Lauren Rennells in the mail today! Woot! This book is fabulous! It has step by step instructions with lots of great pictures. It also shows you lots of techniques you can use to build your own styles. I cannot wait to try all of the styles, though some of them will have to wait for my hair to grow out to do some of them.
Youtube videos are a great resource for hairstyles, but they can be difficult to see exactly what to do due to poor lighting or camera quality. Lauren's pictures are clear and beautiful even on models with really dark hair.
One of my favorite parts of this book is the before and after pictures. It's really great proof that you can have vintage style with any length and cut of hair.
Styles are created using a variety of curling methods, but the basic curl section teaches you enough to be able to adapt any method for any style with some trial and error. This makes me very happy, as hot rollers don't work for me if I need the hair to end up in a curl.
I'm going to try the front of a style for tomorrow (my hair is too short to do the back). I also have Betty bangs and this isn't a bang style. We'll see how it turns out!
See more pics of Lauren's book on the sneak peak section of her website. (These two pictures are from there.)