8 Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s

Spring is here. And that makes it a perfect time for a fresh new look. New as in old. Old as in from 1970.

These eight shoulder, or shorter, length hair styles were designed by top stylists from leading New York salons back in the seventies. Hair Salon Kenneth, The Crimpers Salon and the Salon at Bergdorf Goodman.

These vintage hair cuts could just be that point of inspiration for reinventing yourself this coming season.

Mod and Mint: 8 Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s
1. Above style is called the Fluffy Flip. A shoulder length pageboy cut set on electric rollers. Ends are then lightly teased with a brush.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s - Medium short hair cut
2. La Belle Epoque is a turn-of-the-century style, an up swept medium-short cut. Curls are set on tiny rollers and pulled out with fingers.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s - The Coco Chanel Cut
3. Coco, the famous Chanel hairdo, so girlishly feminine with eyebrow length bangs, was revived by Katharine Hepburn in the musical comedy Coco in 1969.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s - The Chanel Cut
4. Chanel #2 is the same medium short cut as Coco. Set with hair swept back behind the ears and ends flipped forward.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s - Pageboy bob style cut
5. The Serf is a helmet bob hair cut to curve naturally into a smooth pageboy style.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s
6. Suzy is another version of the helmet cut, curls set and brushed into a swirly tousle once the hallmark of model Suzy Parker.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s - Bergdorf Goodman Top knot Hair
7. The Top-Knot is a Bergdorf Goodman style. A medium length cut partially knotted in a two-way ponytail for height without teasing.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Spring Hair Styles from the 1970s
8. Back Ringlets is the same cut as the top-knot, this time swept back behind the ears and pinned. Ends are covered at the nape with a curly wiglet.

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Vintage 1960s High Fashion Knits

 

Mod and Mint: Vintage 1960s High Fashion Knit Outfits
My mom taught me how to knit when I was a little girl. Just a few basic stitches. I could make a scarf, and i think i once made a basic dress for one of my dolls. But that is over 30 years ago. I do know how to crochet and made many crocheted items in the past number of years. When i look at these knit fashion photos from the sixties, i think i should really dust off those knitting needles and get my skill up.

The orange dress above features one long cable running down each side from neckline to hemline, front and back, for a long casual sweater look. Yes please!

Mod and Mint: Vintage 1960s High Fashion Knit Outfits
Or this long coat made of mohair and tweed yarn combined. Casual loose line, decorated solely with a large ribbed collar. Elegantly matched with gray gloves and satin scarf. I say, perfect now that the weather is turning a bit colder!
And the shirt suit on the right is very Mad Men as well. A hip length jacket with a shirt collar, knit in a novelty ribbed stitch. Buttoned cuffs and slits at the sides.

Mod and Mint: Vintage 1960s High Fashion Knit Outfits
How comfy is this gorgeous wool tweed coat with matching scarf for upcoming wintry days. Patch pockets, three-quarter sleeves and leather buttons.
Or what about a sweater dress of mohair in wonderful fall colors? Made exactly like a sweater even to the ribbed cuffs, neckline and hem and the grosgrain ribbon binding down the front.

On another note, when did we ladies stop wearing those wonderful hats?

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Vintage Childrens Fashion Illustrations

These mod childrens fashion illustrations come from a vintage Dutch sewing magazine from the early 1970’s.
I think the outfits are just too adorable and i love the color schemes used.
Makes me itch to get my sewing machine out and start making some vintage style clothes for my baby boy!

Mod and Mint: Vintage Childrens Fashion Illustrations 1974
I think i recognize these first two as the work by Dutch illustrator Ans van Emden. She was mentioned as one of the magazine’s contributors, but the images weren’t signed, so i’m not completely sure.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Childrens Fashion Illustrations 1974
And because it’s almost Halloween, here are some wonderful illustrations of childrens dress up costumes from the same magazine. Halloween isn’t celebrated in the Netherlands, so these costumes were designed for the Carnival celebration that is held each year in early spring.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Childrens Halloween Fashion Illustrations 1974
This is the work by Loes Dirksen. I don’t know any more of her work, but these pages were signed with her name.

Mod and Mint: Vintage Childrens Halloween Fashion Illustrations 1974

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