Transport back to a time when tanning oil was a vacation must have and Farrah Fawcett was the holy grail of hairstyling. Although we wouldn't recommend all these vintage beauty finds today (we are much more educated on sunburn and skin cancer these days), you'll have a laugh flipping through the campaigns once featured in popular magazines decades ago. And you'll also be surprised by how much men played a role in women's beauty sales. Click through to see brands and products from Summers long past.
The 1950s were an enormously influential decade for American style, and 1950s hairstyles shifted accordingly. Post-WWII, the US was rebuilding its economy and moving (haltingly and often painfully) towards social change. The dynamism and simultaneous retreat to more conservative times are both apparent in the era's styles, which veer wildly from rockabilly hair to pixie cuts and primly waved bobs. It was a time of great change and style to match, so check out some of the decade's most prominent highlights.
Mad Men is back, which means we'll be spending a majority of the night envying the winged liner and nude lips on January Jones and Jessica Paré . . . and then practicing both looks on ourselves. The mod beauty in the series makes a gorgeous girls' night out look. So grab some gel liner and a creamy concealer, and learn how to pull this one off when you watch now. On Kirbie: Club Monaco top.
The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters this Friday, and we're most excited to see Anne Hathaway kick some tail in her role as Catwoman. But Anne isn't the first actress to slink into that iconic leather jumpsuit. Women have been portraying Catwoman since the 1960s, and while we're sure Anne will be great, she's got some pretty big cat ears to fill. From Eartha Kitt to Michelle Pfeiffer, click through to see which ladies have played Batman's sexy sidekick.
Back in the day, a summertime routine might have included a nice slathering of baby oil followed by lobster on the beach. (That's in lobster-red sunburn.) And while we're smarter about our SPF needs these days, many products used in years past are still on our radar today. See 10 vintage ads from way back when.
Stars like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn haven't lost their beauty or appeal over the decades, and a part of their magnetism lies in their effortless style. When it comes to Summer hair and makeup, we can all learn a lot from the iconic women who've made it seem easy to look chic no matter how hot and humid it was. Check out these 20 stars' classic warm-weather fixes for beautiful hair and great makeup when the mercury's rising.
American Bandstand was a television institution from 1952 until 1989, launching some of the most iconic acts of the 20th century, from Connie Francis to Janet Jackson and Madonna. And at its helm from 1956 until the show ended, the legendary Dick Clark left his mark on decades of music and style. So to honor his legacy, see how the acts and the dancers on Bandstand evolved alongside American music now.
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There are not many people who can take something old and bring it back as a new trend, but Adele does it flawlessly. This British beauty borrows from the '60s, wearing winged eyeliner and matte crimson lips in a fun, fresh way. Who better to highlight as our first-ever Best Retro Style winner? Watch now to see why she's as inspiring as she is gorgeous.