http://gothampatterns.com/images/haireng64.jpg -- the gotham patterns site has lots of great information and sources for mid century hairstyles.
Check out Nattha Pinsuwan's "Updo Tutorial -Mid Century Headwear" Decalz minus the hair accessory
Styling and inserting a hair switch to increase hair volume.
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Der Bazar: Illustrirte Damen-Zeitung, how to get those lovely crimped waves.
crown braid with chignon roll? Tuck braid end into roll?
See how it looks like there is a small section in the very front drawn over the top of the braid? Do the join a bit loose, then turn the whole braid under, thus pulling the very front hair around the top of the braid?