Mobile Vintage Haircutting in Brighton
As a specialist in cutting & vintage styling, Powder and Pin’s stylist Sarah combines both skills to offer an exclusive service of specialist vintage cuts.
Taking inspiration from legendary hairstylist Vidal Sassoon and famous icons throughout the decades, below are some ideas for those looking for their own iconic crop.
Every vintage haircut is cut and finished in the iconic style, please contact us for prices.
Twiggy’s Pixie – 1960’s
Twiggy’s famous pixie crop was one of the hairstyles that defined the swinging sixties!
Worn in a side parting, this cute, cropped cut was ultra sleek, feminine and shaped the way for future short hairstyles that are still popular today.
Another iconic pixie crop of the 1960’s was Mia Farrow’s super short elfin chop. Showing this particular crop is perfectly suited for oval and heart shaped faces, it defined Mia’s delicate features, brought out her eyes and showed off her perfect bone structure.
Louise Brooks’ Bob
American film actress Louise Books’ sleek bob was famous for its cheek grazing length, symmetry and blunt cut bangs and is an iconic hairstyle of the Flapper era.
The evolution of women’s hairstyles in the 1920’s highlighted an era of social and cultural rebellion when women started chopping their long hair in favour of shorter hairdos.
The Middy Cut
The popular haircut of the 40’s and 50’s, the ‘Middy Cut’ was designed to create a shape that’s perfect for vintage sets and styling the iconic Marilyn curls of the era.
Traditionally shaped as a ‘U’ at the back, with steep side angles around the face and lots of layers, this cut classically creates the layered waves style fashionable of the 1940’s and 50’s.
Inspiration for the Middy Cut can be taken from famous icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Gene Tierney.
The Shingle Bob
Introduced in 1923, the Shingle Bob originally featured a dome – shaped bob cut above hair which was tapered into a ‘V’ shape at the nape.
As the style developed, later in the 1920’s ladies started to team their bobbed tresses with finger waves and marcel waves, creating a softer shape.
Mary Quant’s Wedge Bob
In 1964, legendary hair stylist Vidal Sassoon created the famous ‘Wedge Bob’ haircut. Restyled from the classic bob cut from the 1920’s, this sharp, geometric and precision – cut hairstyle was famously worn by iconic fashion designer and Mod, Mary Quant.
When American actress Farrah Fawcett made her debut on the TV series of Charlies Angels in the 1970’s, the famous ‘flip hairstyle’ became an international trend.
Kept long, with mid-length layers and lots of graduation around the face, the big and bouncy hairdo featuring feathered waves and face framing flicks still remains one of the most iconic hairstyles of all time.