Dell Purse Book 1964: 75 Hairstyles

A Vintage Nerd

With my new up and coming blog design I will be having categories for the topics I write about. One of the new ones will simply be called 1960's. I adore all the eras of the 20th Century but I find the 60's to be the most fun, daring, and experimental.

I scored a few Dell Purse Books from 1960's focusing on hair a few months back and they have so informative and helpful that I want to share more of what I found.  A while ago I posted my findings from my  Dell Purse Book from 1963.

In this Dell Purse Book it shares various hairstyles from 1964 and what look is best with your specific face shape. I love when hairstyle books show you what looks best with the shape of face you have. I think the hard part is figuring out what sort of shape you have.

Here some nifty 1964 looks:

Hairstyles to suit your face
Dell Purse Book
Vintage Hairstyles
Hairstyles for your face

Aren't they great? I especially love the diagrams on how to set your rollers to achieve the look that is pictured.

If you need some help trying to figure out the shape of your face you can take a peak at some of these sites and hopefully one of them will help you.

Finding Your Face Shape

How to Measure Your Face

How to Determine Your Face Shape

Face Shape Quiz

And if you want to see something specific that is 1960's related, just let me know!


  1. I thought this was an actual purse at first, like a book clutch!

  2. I have really been getting into the 60s lately, so I'm really into this little post. My hair is juuuust long enough to hold some sponge rollers, I'll have to try some of these out soon. Thanks for putting this out there, it's really fun!

    1. Yay Jessica, how cool!! Let me know if there is anything specific you would like to see on AVN! xox

  3. I love the look with the red bows

    retro rover

  4. I adore vintage beauty books! They are such fun and offer such insight! This is a great one!


  5. What a charmingly terrific book! You know, and this isn't a bone I'm picking with this lovely title in the slightest, just an observation 30 years in the making. I have an oval shaped face and despite what all the books and magazines will tell you, I can't pull off every type of hairstyle, glasses frame, type of earring or collar line. Nope, there are some that work and some that don't in all those cases, and when it comes to hair, for example, middle parts have never, ever done me any favours.

    Big hugs & happy Friday wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Lucky girl you are! Oval is the best shape to have for that very reason. Happy you enjoyed the images! xox

  6. I love vintage beauty books! I learned a lot of the face shape tips in my fashion selection class, and it's good to see a lot have stood the test of time.

    1. Oh that is so neat Carla! I wish I could take a class like that. Sounds like heap of fun!! xox

  7. Pleasant to peruse your article! I am anticipating sharing your undertakings and encounters. hairstyles for women over 50



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